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Alright, Updated list (that will expand and grow) of resources we have talked about in the What Now? thread. If you have something to add, please reply below, but let's try to keep discussion in the other thread. I'll keep editing useful information into this post as we go along.

Contact your representatives:

http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/ (House of Representatives)
http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm?OrderBy=state (Senate)

State level: https://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/
(Or try the facebook page  “Call your reps”)

U.S. Senators on Twitter: https://twitter.com/gov/lists/us-senate?lang=en

White House Press Contacts on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kellyfincham/lists/white-house-corrs

C-SPAN Lists of Twitters for Congressional Committees, Congress Members, Governors, etc.: https://twitter.com/cspan/lists

Faxing Documents to Senators: https://faxzero.com/fax_senate.php

Faxing Documents to Congress: https://faxzero.com/fax_congress.php

What's coming down the legislative pipe:
https://www.govtrack.us/

To find your local democraty party information:
 https://www.democrats.org/


If you believe your state is promoting unconstitutional legislation or if your rights have been violated, contact your chapter of the ACLU for assistance:
https://www.aclu.org/about/affiliates

 

Organisations doing good things that deserve our help / money:

Civil rights:

- The ACLU: https://www.aclu.org

- The Southern Poverty Law Center: https://www.splcenter.org/ 

-League of Women Voters: http://lwv.org/

Reproductive Rights:

- Planned Parenthood: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/get-involved 

- The Center for Reproductive Rights: https://www.reproductiverights.org/ 

LBGT Rights:

- The Trevor Project: http://www.thetrevorprojecorg/ 

Immigrant and minority rights:

- Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR): https://www.cair.com/about-us.html 

- The Anti-Defamation League: http://www.adl.org/ 

- The Human Rights Campaign: http://www.hrc.org/ 

- The National Immigration Law Center: https://www.nilc.org/

-United we dream: http://unitedwedream.org/   

Disability rights:

- https://dredf.org/ 

Environmental resources:

- The Environmental Defense Fund: https://www.edft.org/  

- Natural Resources Defense Council: https://www.nrdc.org/ 

- Greenpeace: http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/ 

 

Other resources:
Progressive scripts:

-This is NC specific, but adaptable: https://progressivenationwnc.org/causes/ 

-This is ‘dad’ specific, but adaptable: http://www.scarymommy.com/what-i-need-to-tell-my-father-in-the-wake-of-the-election/ 

 

Show me the money! (boycotts and stellar company information):
-List of all retailers that do business with Trump (#grabyourwallet) https://grabyourwallet.org/ 

-Businesses that have vowed to reduce carbon emissions regardless of politics: http://www.lowcarbonusa.org/ 

-Businesses that advertise on (or have ceased advertising on) breitbart (#Sleepinggiants): https://www.facebook.com/slpnggiants/ 

Other resources:
Weekly Call To Action:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/174f0WBSVNSdcQ5_S6rWPGB3pNCsruyyM_ZRQ6QUhGmo/htmlview?usp=sharing&sle=true# 

It has a few tabs. The first is scripts of what you can say. The second is Party Leadership Info. The third and fourth is all incumbents. The fifth is some extra tips.

 

How to talk to your loved ones who voted for Trump:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nLEwmBR_ckC3DaDyLV2IKHAPE_dRGnzomGiTImr-eAI/edit 

It is open for anyone to suggest a change, but if you don't want to see all the suggested changes, you can click from "Suggesting" in the right hand side/corner to "Viewing."

 

" Indivisible - A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda"  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DzOz3Y6D8g_MNXHNMJYAz1b41_cn535aU5UsN7Lj8X8/mobilebasic

-The Sunlight FOundation is about transparency in government:  https://sunlightfoundation.com/

-12 ways to disrupt Trump’s first 100 days: 

http://www.salon.com/2017/01/09/robert-reich-12-ways-to-disrupt-donald-trumps-first-100-days-as-president_partner/

-List of social justice resources: http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/11/19/1601992/-Social-Justice-Resource-List-What-You-Can-Do-NOW-For-Yourself-and-Your-Family 



How to get a congressperson’s attention:

Video:

 

-I just got off the phone with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) - (202-512-5500) in support of Senator Warren's request to audit the President Elect's finances for conflicts of interest. I asked the person who answered what the most effective way to be sure my support counted. She said to email a new address set up specifically for this issue, as well as the two administrators. Their names are:

Katherine Siggerud -email: [email protected] 

And Timothy Minelli -email: [email protected] 

As well as: [email protected] 

Suggested text of the emails is one sentence, though you can add or edit as you see fit:

"I'm writing in support of Senator Elizabeth Warren's request for an audit of our incoming President Elect's finances, to prohibit conflicts of interest that would prevent him from carrying out the responsibilities of the office without corrupt influence."

Information on the Women's March:
Official site: https://www.womensmarch.com/ 

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/16/politics/womens-march-on-washington-need-to-know/

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Alright, Updated list (that will expand and grow) of resources we have talked about in the What Now? thread. If you have something to add, please reply below, but let's try to keep discussion in the o

Here's a list of resources for how people can legally protect themselves that I found on Daily Kos (if you go directly to the article, it will give you links to all of the relevant websites:  htt

I'll help @Destiny! If you believe your state is promoting unconstitutional legislation or if your rights have been violated, contact your chapter of the ACLU for assistance: https://www.aclu.org

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I'll help @Destiny!

If you believe your state is promoting unconstitutional legislation or if your rights have been violated, contact your chapter of the ACLU for assistance: https://www.aclu.org/about/affiliates

Organizations Doing Good Things that Deserve Help/Money:

- The ACLU: https://www.aclu.org/

- The Southern Poverty Law Center: https://www.splcenter.org/

- Planned Parenthood: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/get-involved

- The Center for Reproductive Rights: https://www.reproductiverights.org/

- Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR): https://www.cair.com/about-us.html

- The Anti-Defamation League: http://www.adl.org/

- The Human Rights Campaign: http://www.hrc.org/

- The Trevor Project: http://www.thetrevorproject.org/

- The Environmental Defense Fund: https://www.edf.org/

- Natural Resources Defense Council: https://www.nrdc.org/

- Greenpeace: http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/

- The National Immigration Law Center: https://www.nilc.org/

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unitedwedream.org  is run by the undocumented students who got visas and work permits under Obama's executive order (DACA) and are now likely to lose their legal status, financial aid, and future hopes, with the added blow that by trusting the system and going public, they put their families in jeopardy as well as themselves.

I know some of these kids and I am heartbroken and furious.

 

 

 

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VelociRapture

@RoseWilderHad a great post explaining what to do if the Congressional staffer you speak with is obnoxious or rude.

This should definitely be pinned somewhere. Great advice!

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Destiny

Life has thrown me some curveballs today, but I will work on the first post either tonight or tomorrow. I just haven't had time for FJ today.

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GreyhoundFan

I firmly believe that Democrats need to play the long game like Republicans did over the last couple of decades, patiently building support at local and state levels, so districts could be gerrymandered. This is not something that is quick or easy. The next time districts will be redrawn is following the 2020 census. If Drumpf and Pence gut the U.S. and world like we fear they will, hopefully there will be some backlash. If there are more local and state Democrats voted in during the off year elections, we might have a chance during redistricting.

To that end, I've signed up as a volunteer with my local Democratic Party organization. I just Googled my local county + Democratic Party to get their website. The national organization also has quite a bit of good information on their website.

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RosyDaisy

Talking about real issues rather than slinging mud is a good way to start. I mean, really, Are these people adults or whiny little kids.

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In response to @VelociRapture and @RoseWilder above, representatives from both houses are required by law to open and  log all pieces of U.S. Mail that are sent to their offices.  So, put your issues or concerns in a good old fashioned letter rather than an email.  Also, could someone post the current list from #GrabYourWallet.  I'm not on Twitter, but that has a list of all retailers that do business with Trump.  Some I already know of are New Balance, Macy's, and Marshalls. 

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I was sent this public Google Doc today. It's a really superb resource, IMO. It's basically a calling list for different issues. It says it will change each week, so please check back. This is if, like me, you are really bad at just doing something and basically need a To Do list to even perform daily functions.

Weekly Call To Action:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/174f0WBSVNSdcQ5_S6rWPGB3pNCsruyyM_ZRQ6QUhGmo/htmlview?usp=sharing&sle=true#

It has a few tabs. The first is scripts of what you can say. The second is Party Leadership Info. The third and fourth is all incumbents. The fifth is some extra tips.

 

This is another public Google Doc on how to talk to your loved ones who voted for Trump:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nLEwmBR_ckC3DaDyLV2IKHAPE_dRGnzomGiTImr-eAI/edit

It is open for anyone to suggest a change, but if you don't want to see all the suggested changes, you can click from "Suggesting" in the right hand side/corner to "Viewing." I've saved it to my drive because I need to read this like every day because I am super bad at talking to my in-laws about it. Also check back with this one since it is constantly being updated.

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My apologies in advance if someone already posted this, but I have been encouraging everyone I know to sign this petition:

https://www.change.org/p/electoral-college-electors-electoral-college-make-hillary-clinton-president-on-december-19?recruiter=594296030&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink

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3 hours ago, Roux said:

In response to @VelociRapture and @RoseWilder above, representatives from both houses are required by law to open and  log all pieces of U.S. Mail that are sent to their offices.  So, put your issues or concerns in a good old fashioned letter rather than an email.  Also, could someone post the current list from #GrabYourWallet.  I'm not on Twitter, but that has a list of all retailers that do business with Trump.  Some I already know of are New Balance, Macy's, and Marshalls. 

Here's the list. She updates it whenever a company pulls the Trump products from their line: 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vu0Y0HvadMgG_LN7dF8W7M66oPCcx_nmSARQWirV7iY/htmlview?sle=true#gid=0

Also, there is a tab at the top of the page you click on that lists alternative places to shop that don't feature Trump products. 

So far, shoes.com and bellacor have responded to the boycott by pulling all Trump products!

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No! Not New Balance! They're the only tennis shoes that make my feet happy. I don't think mine will last 4-8 years.:argumentative::dislike:

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4 hours ago, Audrey2 said:

No! Not New Balance! They're the only tennis shoes that make my feet happy. I don't think mine will last 4-8 years.:argumentative::dislike:

Have you bought any lately? Their products have been horrible lately. I bought a new pair in September (this was before I realized that they were pro-Trump) and they were not comfortable at all. I have a high arch and a few other feet problems, and normally New Balance is the only brand that are comfortable for me. But they were really uncomfortable. 

By mid-October, just six weeks after I had bought them, they were starting to fall apart. My Mom bought some about a month ago and she said they were the least comfortable pair she's every owned. 

I don't know what's going on with their products, but they're going downhill. 

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5 minutes ago, RoseWilder said:

Have you bought any lately? Their products have been horrible lately. I bought a new pair in September (this was before I realized that they were pro-Trump) and they were not comfortable at all. I have a high arch and a few other feet problems, and normally New Balance is the only brand that are comfortable for me. But they were really uncomfortable. 

By mid-October, just six weeks after I had bought them, they were starting to fall apart. My Mom bought some about a month ago and she said they were the least comfortable pair she's every owned. 

I don't know what's going on with their products, but they're going downhill. 

The last pair I bought was in the spring. I'm weird about my tennies- I'll wear the new ones sparingly, up until vacation time. Usually my vacations include some 1-4 mile hikes, but, since we see and do other things too, I wear tennis shoes on them instead of hiking shoes. The tennis shoes I wear are my pair I've been wearing for a year. That way, I'm not as sad if they get dirty. After vacation, my new tennis shoes become the shoes I wear most of the time. As a result, I haven't worn them enough to know how they'll last. My pair that I bought last year was satisfactory. I"ll know better in a year how I like the pair from this year. 

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18 hours ago, RoseWilder said:

Here's the list. She updates it whenever a company pulls the Trump products from their line: 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vu0Y0HvadMgG_LN7dF8W7M66oPCcx_nmSARQWirV7iY/htmlview?sle=true#gid=0

Also, there is a tab at the top of the page you click on that lists alternative places to shop that don't feature Trump products. 

So far, shoes.com and bellacor have responded to the boycott by pulling all Trump products!

Thank you so much for this @RoseWilder.  It can't be stressed enough that voting with your wallet may sometimes have an even greater impact than what you do at the polls.  As to running shoes, Reebok has been giving out free ones for all those who have posted videos to social media of flushing, burning, or otherwise destroying their New Balance.  I just became a Reebok fan.

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300 businesses wrote an open letter to Donald Trump letting him know they are committed to fighting global warming and that they want him to work on it too: 

http://www.lowcarbonusa.org/

The letter lists all 300 businesses. You can use that as a handy guide when you want to shop at pro-environment businesses. 

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23 hours ago, Audrey2 said:

No! Not New Balance! They're the only tennis shoes that make my feet happy. I don't think mine will last 4-8 years.:argumentative::dislike:

There's a Snopes article on the Trump/New Balance issue; I think I'll do some more reading on it.  We're a NB house, since we all have wide feet and finding kid shoes in a wide size is difficult at best.  (My main beef with them is that every time I find a model I like, they stop making it by the time I need another pair.)

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Here's a list of resources for how people can legally protect themselves that I found on Daily Kos (if you go directly to the article, it will give you links to all of the relevant websites: 

http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/11/19/1601992/-Social-Justice-Resource-List-What-You-Can-Do-NOW-For-Yourself-and-Your-Family

⇒ If you are a PERSON OF COLOR or a member of a targeted ETHNIC OR RELIGIOUS GROUP

Know your constitutional rights in a traffic stop or stop-and-frisk, as well as specific state laws

ACLU

Know federal laws regarding hate crimes (bias motivation based on race, color, religion, or national origin)

FBI

Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act (passed under Pres. Obama since civil rights laws do not cover hate crimes based on sexuality)

Report housing discrimination

HUD

Report employment discrimination

EEOC

Department of Fair Housing & Employment (CA)

Legal Assistance

Native Americans: NARF

African-Americans: NAACPLDF

Latino/Hispanic Americans: MALDEF

Asian-Americans: AALDEF

Jewish Americans: Anti Defamation League

Arab Americans: American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee

Muslim Americans: MLFA

⇒ If you are a WOMAN

Report employment discrimination, including for pregnancy

EEOC

Department of Fair Housing & Employment (CA)

Report sexual harassment within 180 days (your state may be longer)

EEOC

Report sexual assault to the local police, and know your rights and options

RAINN

Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights (under Pres. Obama)

Report campus sexual assault to the campus and to local police and know your rights

Federal Campus Sexual Assault Victims’ Bill of Rights

Know updated federal hate crimes laws (passed under Pres. Obama, now includes gender)

FBI

Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act

Legal Assistance

Victims Rights Law Center

⇒ If you are an UNDOCUMENTED STUDENT or IMMIGRANT

Submit DACA renewal app if within 180 days. Don't file an initial one.

Educators for Fair Consideration

Get a status screening to explore alternative forms of immigration relief

Students: Dreamer Intake Service

All Ages: MALDEF

Know your constitutional rights if you encounter authorities

National Immigrant Law Center

Legal assistance

ImmigrationLawHelp.org

⇒ If you are a TRANSGENDER individual

Ensure all ID correctly reflects your name and gender

National Center for Transgender Equality

File a Petition for a Name Change to secure a court order for your name change

Andrea James, advocate

Update historical documents that might be needed in the future (e.g., academic transcripts)

Andrea James, advocate

⇒ If you are an LGBTQ family

Review your marriage license with an attorney

Here’s How LGBTQ People Can Protect Themselves Before Trump Takes Office

If you are not your child's biological mother, consider formal adoption if you haven't done so already

Andrea James, advocate

⇒ For all LGBTQ Americans

Know updated federal hate crimes laws (passed under Pres. Obama, now includes sexuality)

FBI

Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act

Legal assistance

Lambda Legal

⇒ If you are DISABLED

Report housing discrimination

HUD

Report employment discrimination

EEOC

Department of Fair Housing & Employment (CA)

Know updated federal hate crimes laws (passed under Pres. Obama, now includes disability)

FBI

Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act

Legal Assistance

DREDF

⇒ For ALL AMERICANS

Record hate acts to assist with prosecutions (if you or someone else can safely record)

ACLU Mobile Justice app (automatically uploads your recordings to ACLU servers, even if your phone is confiscated) — available in AZ, CA, CO, GA, MD, MI, MN, MS, MO, NE, NJ, NM, NC, OK, OR, PA, VA, DC

Livestream via Facebook, Twitter/Periscope (practice now before it is needed)

Report hate crimes officially: File a police report and indicate "bias motivation," file an FBI report, write all details and responding officer info

FBI

Human Rights Campaign

Report hate crimes to advocates and media:

Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)

Shaun King's Facebook page or Twitter stream

Legal Assistance

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

National Lawyers Guild

Lawyers of the Left (private FB Group) - join if you are a lawyer willing to help with deportations, civil rights violations, etc.

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ETA: I just called and it took less than 2 minutes! 

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On 11/23/2016 at 10:25 AM, RoseWilder said:

ETA: I just called and it took less than 2 minutes! 

I LOVE Nancy Lee Grahn (GH fan here). Done!

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OK, I was at Sams Club browsing the high-end purses, and was startled by an Ivanka Trump bag! I wasn't expecting to see that. Now I've got to complain. No Costco near me.  UGH

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I've thought long and hard these past few weeks, as I've struggled to come to terms with the election. What I know now, is I feel disenfranchised, although I voted. HC, at last count, was TWO MILLION votes ahead. What kind of democracy is this where the majority does not rule? That was so disillusioning, to truly realize that we don't have a true democracy for the presidential election. We are so accustomed to this electoral college nonsense, that we accept it even when it nullifies the will of the people.

So, for me, my focus is eliminating the electoral college once and for all. We shouldn't even be going through this trauma. 

 

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Sleeping Giants now has a Facebook page. For those of you who aren't familiar, they're boycotting companies that advertise on Breitbart. So far, 22 companies have stopped advertising! 

Their Facebook page also lists the 22 companies, in case you want to reward them with your business: 

https://www.facebook.com/slpnggiants/

 

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Some info from my, uh, secret FB group on how to advocate for a federal (GAO) audit of T-rump's finances for conflicts of interest:

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I just got off the phone with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) - (202-512-5500) in support of Senator Warren's request to audit the President Elect's finances for conflicts of interest. I asked the person who answered what the most effective way to be sure my support counted. She said to email a new address set up specifically for this issue, as well as the two administrators. Their names are:

Katherine Siggerud -email: [email protected]

And Timothy Minelli -email: [email protected]

As well as: [email protected]

Suggested text of the emails is one sentence, though you can add or edit as you see fit:

"I'm writing in support of Senator Elizabeth Warren's request for an audit of our incoming President Elect's finances, to prohibit conflicts of interest that would prevent him from carrying out the responsibilities of the office without corrupt influence."

 

 

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