If you feel the need to do something in the wake of the white-supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Va., check out the action list I put together for my local Indivisible chapter.
I write the action list weekly — this is week #23 — and while my content is aimed at people in my congressional district, I often include rallies, meetings, volunteer opportunities, and other information pertinent to all New Yorkers. For instance, this week’s list has post-Charlottesville rallies at Trump Tower and a reminder that August 18 is the last day you can register as a Democrat in New York in time to vote in the Democratic primary on September 12. (Check your voter registration status here.)
If you don’t live in New York State, there are often scripts (or links to them) to use when calling our members of Congress that you can adapt for your own senators and representatives. There are also downloadable letters that my chapter sends to our members of Congress that can be similarly re-worked as needed for your state.
To receive the action list by email, sign up here. There are other people outside our district who have done that, so don’t feel shy. I won’t expect you to fly across the country to attend one of our meetings just because you’re getting the newsletter.
If you haven’t been politically active at all and are wondering how to get started, look up your local Indivisible chapter. The Indivisible Guide was originally a document put together by former congressional aides to help people become politically active at the grass-roots level in order to resist the Trump regime. There are now thousands of Indivisible chapters across the country. Click here to look for the one closest to you.