Want to Influence the House or the Senate? Bypass wasting your time with useless petitions and phone calls?INDIVISIBLE A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR RESISTING THE TRUMP AGENDA Former congressional staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen.
How grassroots advocacy worked to stop President Obama. We examine lessons from the Tea Party’s rise and recommend two key strategic components:
How your MoC thinks — reelection, reelection, reelection — and how to use that to save democracy. MoCs want their constituents to think well of them and they want good, local press. They hate surprises, wasted time, and most of all, bad press that makes them look weak, unlikable, and vulnerable. You will use these interests to make them listen and act.
Identify or organize your local group. Is there an existing local group or network you can join? Or do you need to start your own? We suggest steps to help mobilize your fellow constituents locally and start organizing for action.
Four local advocacy tactics that actually work. Most of you have three MoCs — two Senators and one Representative. Whether you like it or not, they are your voices in Washington. Your job is to make sure they are, in fact, speaking for you. We’ve identified four key opportunity areas that just a handful of local constituents can use to great effect. Always record encounters on video, prepare questions ahead of time, coordinate with your group, and report back to local media:
The racial and ethnic diversity of communities varies greatly across the country, but rapid change is coming to many of the least-diverse areas.
‘People are actually writing to electors,’ says Cobble Hill professor Jeff Strabone
By Mary Frost
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The Electoral College vote to determine who will become president is set to take place on Dec. 19. Now, a Brooklyn man has created a website to make writing letters to the electors easy — and his project has gone vira
How to change a mind and heart. One person at a time:
I met with a group yesterday, and we had a conversation about how to draw people from their hatred and bias into a real conversation. This article really helps me
1. Evaluate if you have influence with this person
2. Find and express a shared Value
3. Make yourself vulnerable
4. Share a personal Story
5. talk about the "targets" feelings, show compassion.
6. Change the subject and connect on something mutual. Seal the bond.
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Be Safe Out There: From the great folks at the Electronic Frontier Foundation: Things you need to do if you think you will ever be searched.
From the News Literacy Project
Lets show a little financial love for one of the less known, but outstanding civil rights groups. The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/eji
Ideas and Commentary on the Resistance by K Cleland