“Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official.” ― Theodore Roosevelt
Make activism part of your daily routine. Even if you only have a few minutes a day, you can get involved by calling your elected representatives. This website - mobile apps also available for iOS and Android - provides a list of current issues from net neutrality to Dodd-Frank protections, along with background information about those issues.
Enter your zip code and it will connect you to the appropriate government officials. Even if you live in a district where your representatives are fantastic people, it never hurts to leave a message of support and encourage your representatives to keep on fighting.
This guide was written by former congressional staffers to help newly inspired activists "fight Trump’s racism, authoritarianism, & corruption on their home turf".
We believe that protecting our values, our neighbors, and ourselves will require mounting a similar resistance to the Trump agenda — but a resistance built on the values of inclusion, tolerance, and fairness. Trump is not popular. He does not have a mandate. He does not have large congressional majorities. If a small minority in the Tea Party could stop President Obama, then we the majority can stop a petty tyrant named Trump.
It covers everything from attending town halls and organizing local groups to the major do-s and do-not-s when participating in peaceful protests.
First on the list is the American Civil Liberties Union.
For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.
Donating to the former entity gives the ACLU more flexibility in how they can spend the money and can be spent on political activities such as lobbying government officials.
Resistance isn't enough. To create permanant change, we need to elect better representatives who know what they are doing - or at least make evidence-based decisions - when it comes to enacting legislation around topics such as climate change and cybersecurity.
By donating to 314Action, we can encourage a new generation of candidates with science backgrounds to run for office.
Of course, I'm not saying being a scientist automatically makes you qualified to be a politician. In fact, the skill sets often seem to be mutually exclusive.
But hey, it's not like we can do much worse than a reality TV star who declared bankruptcy 6 times...