When Trump was elected, back in 2016, the entire country was first shocked, then erupted in resistance effort., By the end of 2017, there were thousands of new resistance organizations. Organizations such as Indivisible, a grassroots resistance movement that now has a group in every town, and a blueprint for success, SwingLeft, which is focused on flipping the house and Senate (Only 4 Republican seats flipped will do it!), and organizations such as Run for Something, which encourages people to run for office.
Look around you. We worked hard and we took back the house. Build the Wave has a page showing election results what happened when we all leaned at the same time. And after the election many of us relaxed a little bit. After two years of responding to a carefully-orchestrated, media-intense assault on our country, a lot of America’s liberals stopped their daily calling and texting. We all needed a bit of a break.
Well, folks, It’s time to start fighting again, and hard. Just replacing Trump won’t do it. McConnell has vowed to block anything and everything. That’s not Democracy, and he has to go. REPLACE TRUMP. HOLD THE HOUSE. FLIP THE SENATE. FLIP MORE STATE GOVERNMENTS.
To start, America needs you to call your Senators and House members on urgent matters — as often as you can. It can be hard to get back into a resistance groove, but we’re in the fight of our lives. The election is November, 2020, it’s going to take a lot of work.
But you know what we have? Numbers. There are more of us than there are of the people who want to limit freedom, limit voting abilities, sell our government out to the highest bidder, follow directions from billionaires, and establish anti-immigrant, anti-POC culture in a nation founded by immigrants. We can do this. There are a thousand doorways and we’ll showcase the best that we find.
Join us to find out where and how you can jump back into the fight.
Here at What Can I Do?, we try to make involvement easy. We find, showcase, and curate actions. You can come to our website, browse, and find a way to make a difference.
How can you best use your energy to make a difference? How can you work smart, not falling into emotional traps? What are the THREE organizations that you should sign up for and follow? Please follow us on Twitter at @activism4us. Sign up for our weekly action list here. And flip through our site to get ideas for where and how to fight. We’re here with you. Now let’s win back our country.