Resources

How-To

The Indivisible Guide
The Indivisible Guide team aims to 1) demystify congressional advocacy and 2) support the community of local groups putting the Indivisible Guide into action. The website contains resources including the Indivisible Guide, a legislative calendar, and resources for finding and/or coordinating a local Indivisible group.

The Resistance Manual
The Resistance Manual is an open-source platform to harness the collective power of the people to resist the impact of a Trump presidency and to continue to make progress in our communities. Already, thousands of pieces of content have been contributed to the site from people all over the country, helping to keep communities informed and ready for the work ahead.


Events

Take Action NYC
Event calendar of protests, political actions, demonstrations, workshops, organizing trainings, and planning meetings in New York City.

Town Hall Project
A list of upcoming Congressional forums nationwide, compiled by volunteers.

The Resistance Calendar
Calendar of events around the country.

The People’s Calendar
Set your event preferences and location, and the People’s Calendar can be synced directly with your Google Calendar.

Campaign for New York Health
Events focused on universal health care in New York State.


Tools

Who Represents Me: NYC
Enter your zip code and immediately get a list of your elected officials and their contact information at the City, State, and Federal levels. The “Who Represents Me: NYC” online service is a joint effort between the Center for Urban Research at The Graduate Center / CUNY and the League of Women Voters of the City of New York.

Resistbot
Resistbot turns your text messages into faxes and letters to your Representatives. It’s free and easy to use (though SMS charges may apply). To get started, simply text “RESIST” to 50409.

Call Trump Out
Add your MoC’s phone numbers to your phone address book. This is by far the quickest and easiest way to call your reps. This site lets you input your address and it automatically generates a .vcf contacts file containing the phone numbers for your Members of Congress so you can immediately add them to your address book.

Justice Democrats
They are recruiting “Justice Democrats” to run a unified campaign to replace every establishment politician in Congress in 2018. You can nominate people you know to be candidates.

Swing Left
Find your closest Swing District and join its team to learn about actionable opportunities to support progressives—and defeat Republicans—in that district, no matter where you live.

GovTrack.us
GovTrack publishes the status of federal legislation, information about your representative and senators in Congress including voting records, and original research on GovTrack Insider. Use GovTrack to track bills for updates by getting alerts and understand the broader context of legislation through its statistical analyses.

On the Issues
See the view of every candidate on every issue.

Congress.gov Vote Information
House and Senate voting records.


Action Alerts

5 Calls
5 Calls does research on key issues and provides phone numbers for your representatives as well as sample scripts that articulate a progressive position.

“Movement to Oppose Trump” Newsletter
Sign up to receive Michael Skolnik’s “Movement to Oppose Trump” Newsletter, a weekly email with a summary of important articles, resources, and actions to take.

Injustice Boycott
Started by Shaun King, the Injustice Boycott sends 4-5 emails a week with simple actions related to criminal justice reform and DAPL.

Flippable
They send out emails every few days focusing on state legislature elections. They’ll tell you which races are more important, who’s running, and how you can support them.

Wall-of-Us
Four concrete acts of resistance delivered to your inbox each week.

To Do Tuesday
Rally against the trump administration with a once-weekly email to do list.

Weekly Resistance
We provide strategic, urgent actions you can take every week to stand up to Trump and protect our democracy, our values and our friends and neighbors.

City and State NY Newsletter
Twice-weekly round-up of New York political news and updates.

Daily Action
Text-messages every weekday with a link to a phone number that gives you a brief on an issue then automatically connects you to the right phone number.

2 Hours a Week
Fostering a new level of civic engagement following the 2016 election by offering you 2 hours a week of tangible action.

Jen Hofmann’s Weekly Action Checklist
A weekly email containing 1) clear actions to support freedom and equality, 2) a reading list of selected views on important issues, 3) a “not normal” section to highlight how this Administration’s actions are not aligned with American values, and 4) a good news section.


Issues

No IDC NY
This site is dedicated to breaking up the Independent Democratic Conference in the NY State Senate, which is blocking progressive legislation from being passed.

Easy Elections NY
Focuses on election reform in NY State. Clearly outlines 5 priorities and simple actions, with call scripts, sample letters, lobby guides, and more.

Climate Deregulation Tracker
Launched by Columbia Law School, this site identifies steps taken by the Trump Administration and Congress to scale back or eliminate federal climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts.

Unrig the Map
Focused on targeting gubernatorial races where a Democratic governor can have a significant impact on the redistricting process.


Support / Volunteer

We Are New York Values
This website is a guide to organizations around New York City – some over a century old, some just a few years old — that serve communities that will become more vulnerable under Trump or fight for causes that will become more urgent in a Trump administration. They can all use your volunteer time and skills.

Informed Immigrant – Organizations
A tool for finding a local immigrant rights and service organization to volunteer, donate, and organize with.

Refugees Welcome to Dinner
Refugees Welcome is an effort to bring folks from refugee and non-refugee backgrounds around a table to break bread and break barriers. The site includes a toolkit with ideas and social media graphics.

Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights
NMCIR is a non-profit organization that educates, defends, and protects the rights of the undocumented, immigrant, and refugee communities.

Trans Community Resources
Your donation will be used to help create resources for the trans community, particularly related to health care access.


Podcasts / Videos

This American Life Episode 609: It’s Working Out Very Nicely (Feb 3, 2017)
“This week we document what happened when the President’s executive order went into effect temporarily banning travel from seven countries, and we talk about the way it was implemented. A major policy change thrown into the world like a fastball with no warning. It’s hard not to ask: “What just happened? What was that all about?”

The Young Turks
Hosted by Cenk Uygur, this political news analysis show has a refreshingly blunt, aggressive progressive perspective. You can become a paid member, subscribe to a free daily podcast, or watch clips on YouTube.

Radio Dispatch
Leftist political radio show/podcast by a brother and sister who live in Brooklyn. They get great guests and provide great analysis.


Humor

The Borowitz Report
Much-needed humorous political commentary (FAKE NEWS!) from Andy Borowitz, satirist at The New Yorker. You can also subscribe to the Borowitz Report newsletter or follow him on Facebook and Twitter.