How's it going? I'm trying to figure out how to settle into a marathon pace for this resistance. I find that I tend to be "all-in" or "all-out" and I judge myself either way. Finding the balance is hard, and very different for each of us. I took last weekend off of the news, Facebook and social media. I enjoyed it at the time, but I also felt like I was "cheating", and letting you all down. It also made it really challenging to try to "catch up" Sunday night. I didn't call my Senators or Congresswomen last week, and I didn't go to the town hall. So then I wonder if I'm not doing enough. So here are some things that I've found are working for me:
Action to oppose Bannon: Call senate committee on Homeland Security to protest B*nnon's installation on NSC.
202-224-4751, or call your Senator directly.
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Want to Influence the House or the Senate? Bypass wasting your time with useless petitions and phone calls?INDIVISIBLE A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR RESISTING THE TRUMP AGENDA Former congressional staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen.
How grassroots advocacy worked to stop President Obama. We examine lessons from the Tea Party’s rise and recommend two key strategic components:
How your MoC thinks — reelection, reelection, reelection — and how to use that to save democracy. MoCs want their constituents to think well of them and they want good, local press. They hate surprises, wasted time, and most of all, bad press that makes them look weak, unlikable, and vulnerable. You will use these interests to make them listen and act.
Identify or organize your local group. Is there an existing local group or network you can join? Or do you need to start your own? We suggest steps to help mobilize your fellow constituents locally and start organizing for action.
Four local advocacy tactics that actually work. Most of you have three MoCs — two Senators and one Representative. Whether you like it or not, they are your voices in Washington. Your job is to make sure they are, in fact, speaking for you. We’ve identified four key opportunity areas that just a handful of local constituents can use to great effect. Always record encounters on video, prepare questions ahead of time, coordinate with your group, and report back to local media:
Ideas and Commentary on the Resistance by K Cleland