Staying in Seville during the sizzling summer months? Heading Stateside to visit family? Traveling the world? Whatever you've got planned, remember that this is Resistance Summer, and wherever you go, there's plenty you can do to further the cause.
1. Start with our weekly action plan. During the summer months, we'll be sharing the weekly guidelines put out by Progressive Action, Global Exchange (PAGE). One recent plan includes opposing environmental regulation rollbacks that would endanger the world’s chocolate supply. I think we can all agree that can’t be allowed to happen!
2. Keep up with events via our weekly suggestions for reading, watching and listening. With the blitzkrieg of shocking legislation, executive orders, and opposing opinions raining down on us, it's hard to stay current without feeling overwhelmed. We'll be providing links to essential articles, podcasts and other materials. See our Action Plan and, starting next week, our Resources page for more.
3. Champion voting. If 45% of eligible voters hadn’t stayed home on November 8, the world would be a different place today. Your next vote can help fix the mess we’re in. Online registration and absentee ballots make the process easy wherever you are. Learn about special elections, support progressive candidates and issues, speak out for electoral reform, and encourage friends to vote.
4. Pressure your legislators. The Indivisible Guide spells out simple, effective ways to do this. If you're in the USA, attend town hall meetings; from anywhere, call your reps. Politicians keep a close tally of opinions expressed by voters; make sure your voice is heard where it counts.
5. Get together with fellow resisters wherever you go. Find listings of local groups on websites such as Indivisibles, PAGE, and Drinking Liberally, and look for city-based Resistance groups on Facebook. If you're overseas, contact Democrats Abroad and ask if there's a group in your area.
6. March. In the US, find protests via the Resistance Calendar or local news outlets. Living or traveling abroad? Check Americans Resisting Overseas or Google protests in the region. Taking to the streets is a great way to connect with individuals and groups passionate about issues you hold dear. Plus it’s good exercise!
7. Bring along friends. Lots of people are outraged but can't quite figure out what to do about it. Invite them to join you for a march or some other political action. They'll thank you and so will the cause. And get kids involved! It's never to early to show them the importance — and fun! — of solidarity.
Democracy is not a spectator sport. Get in the game!
resist the madness!
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