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    fights battles for no one Nora's Avatar
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    great thread!

    - I've emailed my state senators and representative re: Bannon. Working my way up to calling.
    BTW if you're in NYS, here are Senator Gillibrand's offices' phone numbers:
    • Albany (518) 431-0120
    • Buffalo (716) 854-9725
    • Long Island (631) 249-2825
    • North Country [?] (315) 376-6118
    • Rochester (585) 263-6250
    • Syracuse (315) 448-0470
    • NYC (212) 688-6262
    • Hudson Valley (845) 875-4585

    And Senator Schumer's offices with phone numbers are here.
    - I'm planning on going to my first protest ever, this weekend. And I'm making plans to attend the protest in January in DC. I'm also sussing out protests in my home state because my mother has promised to go if I go with her (!)
    - I've signed all the petitions for things that should happen but will probably never come to pass

    So, not so many actions, and they're not so big, but I'm working on it
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    Just donated here.

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    I've cancelled a couple of my monthly subscriptions for things like Hulu and Apple Music and instead set up recurring monthly donations to ACLU and Planned Parenthood. Also, everyone in my family who's on my Christmas list is getting a donation made in their name to the Trevor Project. They keep assuring me that they love me and that they don't vote for assholes because of their stances on LGBT issues, so I'll take their word for it and benefit some gay kids.

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    I'm just catching up with this thread, but here's a great link for ideas and actions people can take to fight back.
    It's going to be a weekly list. I've already subscribed and am working on no. 3 and no. 5.

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    The Facebook thing is super important. I think it was John Oliver who mentioned that something like 40% of people get their news solely from social media and Facebook. A LOT of the headlines I click on from Facebook are from sites like The Blaze or Breitbart, and other conservative shit I've never heard of. If they want to deliver news it shouldn't be from any site who submits it, which seems to be how it works now.

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    Sent $15 to Foster Campbell, who could give us a 51-49 minority in the Senate instead of 52-48.

    Edit: and signed up to volunteer for him - there's a way to phone bank even if you aren't in Louisiana!

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    Today I ordered two blankets off of Carry the Future's amazon wishlist - they are running a blanket drive for the Jordan refugee camp: https://www.facebook.com/carrythefut...05097406307366

    Last week I subscribed to the NY Times digital edition, I'm trying to decide if I should add on Sunday delivery. I've had bad experiences with the Boston Globe (they are a bitch to unsubscribe from if you need to) but they get so much abuse heaped on them daily by conservatives that I feel like I should do it. I think I also want to subscribe to Mother Jones.

    I want to do the monthly donation thing in honor of Pence and Trump ... I'm thinking Trevor Project for Pence, and RAINN (if they have that capability) or ACLU for Trump.

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    Monthly donation is possible at RAINN! Thanks for sharing the Carry the Future link, that's awesome.

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    Thank you, thank you all for donating to our cause! I'm so hopeful and inspired by everyone taking action in this thread!! It means the world to me that I'm not alone in this. The ACLU on Rachel Maddow said they received very sizable donations from places like Missouri and Alabama -- not just from the coasts. We're not alone!

    woops forgot to record, ETA:

    I called Paul Ryan's office today because he'd been soliciting survey opinions from people about the ACA.

    I know Jeff Sessions as Attny Gen. is a thing. I am planning on calling reps today or tomorrow.

    I'm attending a political action meeting tomorrow in Brooklyn.

    I've committed to attending the march on Inauguration Day.

    I'm also wanting to make this a long-term practice, not just something I'll be done with in a month. So I'm trying to pace myself somewhat.

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    There is also a civic action workout sheet that allows you to adjust your time commitments anywhere from 5 minutes to 30 minutes, to make it feel more manageable and sane, if you're overwhelmed:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...ceY/edit#gid=0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Today, I am putting my own oxygen mask on. I have had a very emotionally difficult two days.

    I have been asked to write a short play for two different festivals that are for political action, so i will be working on that this weekend, along with a new play I started that feels eerily timely.

    I will also be attempting to get some real sleep. I need the strength for the fight.
    Self-care is such a valuable part of this fight. We need to maintain this fervent energy for at least two years - do what you need to to not burn out early.

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    Yeah - I should stress that it's okay not to do something every single day - we want you to stay engaged but not burn out after three weeks. It's more if you're stewing in bad news and you feel panicked, this is a way to blow off steam productively.

    Owls - I think they took down the survey because they were flooded with calls from us, which is disappointing. You can still leave a voicemail expressing your opinion if you'd like!

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    I want to do something and have a few tabs open, but I'm not sure what I want to do. I have time, but I need to find something that can either take remote help or is easy to get to, find parking. And I want to wait a LITTLE bit because I don't want to approach an organization that is swamped with new volunteers. A stupid thing I've been doing that really is not political related at all is taking surveys on Reddit. They're usually for HS or college kids completing a project, but I want my voice heard everywhere. I'm not some fringe demographic and not all white women voted for Cheeto Benito (my new favorite name). I need to make that known where it applies. Plus even when I do the non-politcal stuff, it feels nice to help someone out. Something to do while I do my research on where I want to focus my real time and energy.

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    Wrote an email to my Senators urging them to oppose Sessions. Going to do a lot of calls this weekend.

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    This survey is going around. It's supposedly a survey for America to fill out so that Trump knows what to focus on. I can't tell if it's valid, though.

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