"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
- Margaret Mead
Since the last election, a number of innovative and exciting new grassroots organizations were formed and are helping to lead the resistance to the Trump Administration. Looking to get involved yourself? Here are some resources we'd recommend!
Flippable: "We focus on state legislature elections—races that play a huge role in national elections but are often overlooked. Information about these races is hard to find, and busy people don’t have the time to sift through it. That’s where we come in. We’ll tell you which races are more important, who’s running, and how you can support them."
Indivisible: "We want to do two big things better: 1) Demystify congressional advocacy. We’re going to start sending out timely updates and resources on what’s going on in Congress and how you can best organize, make your voice heard, and influence your members of Congress. 2) Support the community of local groups putting the Indivisible Guide into action. We want to provide shared tools to help groups organize events, communicate with each other, and share best practices and resources."
Meetup: "Concerned about where things are heading? You're not alone. Join others who care about what’s happening to democracy, human rights, social justice, equality, sustainability, and other issues in your area. It’s ok if you’ve never been to a protest, march, or town hall—start here. You really can make a difference."
Moms Rising: "We take on the most critical issues facing women, mothers, and families by educating the public and mobilizing massive grassroots actions to: Bring the voices and real world experiences of women and mothers straight to our local, state, and nation's leaders; Amplify women's voices and policy issues in the national dialogue & in the media across all platforms (from print, to radio, to blogs, social media, and more); Accelerate grassroots impact on Capitol Hill and at state capitols across the country; Hold corporations accountable for fair treatment of women and mothers & for ensuring the safety of their products."
Our States: "You have more power to influence your state legislator than your member of Congress. The average state representative's district is 12 times smaller than a Congressional district. Most are not lifelong politicians, or even full-time politicians. They are not always focused on reelection because many of them run unopposed. And state legislators have the power to decide many of the most important issue impacting communities. However, since state legislators have fewer resources than members of Congress, it is harder for them to take ideas and turn them into legislation. That's where you come in."
Run For Something: "Run for Something will recruit and support talented, passionate youngsters who will advocate for progressive values now and for the next 30 years, with the ultimate goal of building a progressive bench. We’ll take a chance on people the usual 'institutions' might never encounter. We’ll help people run for offices like state legislatures, mayorships, city council seats, and more. We’ll do whatever it takes to get more under-35 year-olds on the ballot."
Swing Left: "Swing Districts are places where the winner of the last House of Representatives election was determined by a thin margin. Swing Left helps you find and commit to supporting progressives in your closest Swing District so that you can help ensure we take back the House in 2018. Find your closest Swing District and join the team to learn about actionable opportunities as they become available."
Women's March: "We did it! On January 21, over 5 Million of us worldwide and over 1 Million in Washington, D.C., came to march, speak and make our voices heard. But it doesn’t end here - now is not the time to hang up our marching shoes - it’s time to get our friends, family and community together and make history. Every 10 days we will take action on an issue we all care about."
Resistance Calendar: "The Resistance Calendar is a central listing of upcoming progressive events. Crowdsourced events are checked for accuracy and added to the calendar by a team of volunteers. We have no funding. We are not connected with any political organizations and we do not accept donations over $27. We aim to provide the most active and comprehensive listing of protests, marches, meetings, rallies, calls to action, forums, and direct actions happening everywhere."
Resist Here: "This election has shaken us to our core. Millions of Americans are feeling desperate to find ways to get involved. We need to show the whole political establishment that there is a massive progressive force. A force that will fight against Trump’s extreme agenda of greed. One that will draw the battle line against Trump’s extreme agenda of hate. Resist, every step of the way."
Action Now: "A daily email of suggested actions to help others and reduce the impact of racism, sexism, class and income inequality, disability discrimination, and more."
Wall-Of-Us: "He promised a wall. He will be stopped by a wall of us. Four concrete acts of resistance delivered to your inbox each week."