Remember the feeling of power from participating in the
Denver Women’s March?
HOLD ON TO IT!!
It is necessary to stay in the fight against the administration’s agenda for the LONG HAUL!! Given republican control of the Executive and Legislative branches, resistance must be an on-going activity. This site is provided as a tool for staying engaged related to resisting actions of the administration that do not support a progressive agenda for our nation. A calendar of local ACTIONS with a NATIONAL focus is shown below.
A page for Colorado state-specific issues has its own tab. Other resources can be found through the tabs on this web page.
DON’T STOP RESISTING!! SPEAK OUT ABOUT HEALTHCARE AND WHITE SUPREMACY IN THE WHITE HOUSE…ESPECIALLY THE PRESIDENT!!
Call to Action: CALL your Senators NOW and tell them to support all components of the current healthcare law…and to create a BIPARTISAN committee to address the issues needed to create a truly great healthcare system. House and Senate are on Summer Recess, so demand that they hold face-to-face meetings with their constituents!! Call Alison Toal, Sen. Gardner’s health Legislative Assistant, (202) 224-5941 or email her Alison_Toal@gardner.senate.gov and demand that Gardner support the ACA healthcare bill that protects ALL Coloradoans!! Tell him to step up and be a LEADER rather than being a toady to the administration. Talking points HERE.
WEEK of AUGUST 21
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 – PUBLIC COMMENT TIME FOR THE ENVIRONMENT!! Call your member of congress so they know how you feel about it.. the administrationis rolling back the fuel standards on all US car manufacturing.. this is NOT the direct we need to go with CLIMATE CHANGE. ARTICLE on the switch that likely will hurt the development /sales and production of electric cars!!) Public comment link HERE. You MUST COMMENT BY AUG. 25th. For more information: https://www.epa.gov/regulations-emissions-vehicles-and-engines/midterm-evaluation-light-duty-vehicle-ghg-emissions
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 – CONTINUE TO CALL YOUR REPS ON THIS VOTER FRAUD FRAUD!! As a part of Trump’s ‘Election Integrity’ Commission, Kris Kobach wants access to sensitive voter information including but not limited to: Full names of all registrants, DOBs, social security #’s, political party, voter history. Make no mistake, this is about voter suppression. Send you comments to: ElectionIntegrityStaff@ovp.eop.gov
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 – Join People Power – the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Grassroots Volunteer Resistance Movement – 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. People Power is a grassroots member-mobilization project of the ACLU. Through People Power, the ACLU engages volunteers across the country to take action when the administration attempts to enact unconstitutional policies or trample on people’s constitutional rights. By mobilizing in defense of our civil liberties, volunteers will build local communities that affirm our American values of respect, equality, and solidarity.
Thursday, August 24, 2017 – Purchase The Resistance Handbook: 45 Ways to Fight Trump Markos Moulitsas, founder of the Daily Kos, the largest progressive online community, has “written the book” on how all-of-us can fight Trump. It’s insightful, funny, and chock full of knowledge, resources, and practical advice on how to build, restore, and supercharge our democracy.
Friday, August 25, 2017 – Learn why state legislatures are so important! State legislatures are crucial to the outcome of national elections. The Republican party currently controls 32 of the nation’s 50 state legislatures. In 25 of these states with Republican legislatures (state house & senate), the governor is Republican, too – a trifecta.
Trifectas give political parties nearly unchecked power at the state level. Republican-engineered gerrymandering and voter suppression are widespread across the country, in large part because of Republican trifectas. Source: Ballotpedia
Saturday, August 26, 2017 – Rep. Polis Berthoud Town Hall, 9:30 AM Berthoud Community Center, Berthoud, CO Click here to RSVP and access the toolkit and sample questions you can ask at your event.
Saturday, August 26, 2017 – Cardboard Cory’s Statewide August tour. 10AM – 1PM – Boulder Farmer’s Market – park area He’s free-standing, easy to carry, and he’s ready to do all the listening. He even has his own website, so you know where he will be: GardnerTownHall.com Hashtag for Twitter: #wherescory Follow @cardboardcoryco on Twitter
Sunday, August 27, 2017 – Stay up-to-date on two VERY IMPORTANT issues – control of Congress and regaining control at the state level. Retaking these governing bodies is CRITICAL because in 2020, there will be another census and a redrawing of congressional districts. Without Democratic control, gerrymandering will continue to make political races difficult, if not impossible, to win!!
Flip the US Congress!! – Stay Up-to-Date at Swing Left
– Recently, both Kansas, Georgia & Montana (VERY red districts) came close to flipping blue.
– In our area, Mike Coffman (R-CO06) won his seat with only 8% of the vote; so with some effort, he can be defeated in 2018! More information on how you can help HERE.
Flip States BLUE!! – Info on Flippable seats at the state level HERE!
– Over the last 10 years, Democrats have lost majorities (over 1400 seats) in state houses, governorships and other elected position across the country. The results have been the horrific state laws that restrict a woman’s right to chose, deny LGBTQ people’s rights, limit funding for important social programs, specify gerrymandered election districts, etc.
– Groups working on state candidates in flippable districts – Check them out!!
Colorado Resistance # Check out the Colorado Resistance Manual HERE.
ColoradoVotes.org Information on local elections that make a BIG difference in the state legislature difference! Here are the 2018 races to watch: Turn these districts BLUE!!
WEEK OF AUGUST 28
Monday, August 28, 2017 – Fight White Supremacy Call 844-241-1141 and they will connect you to someone on the SENATE COMMITTEE FOR HOMELAND SECURITY. Tell them we MUST have hearings on the threats posed by white supremacists and nazi movements. (844-241-1141 is a good number to call any day you want to connect to a government agency, but are not sure how to reach them.)
Monday, August 28, 2017 – Write this IDIOT a scathing email… Representative Bryan Zollinger (R), firstname.lastname@example.org He claims that Barack Obama orchestrated riots in Charlottesville!! And he has refused to back down from this claim!
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 – Protest Gorsuch U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch will be the keynote speaker at an event at Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., next month. The Sept. 28 event is a luncheon for the conservative group The Fund for American Studies.
Call or write him at: 202-479-3000
Justice Neil Gorsuch
Supreme Court of the United States
1 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20543
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 – Contact your congressional representatives! 198 members of Congress have just sued the president for violating the Constitution.
The Constitution of the United State bans the person holding the office of president from receiving any gift, profit or advantage from a foreign government without congressional approval. Since seizing power, Trump has used his office to line his own pockets – and he never came to Congress for permission. Foreign diplomats have paid to stay in Trump hotels. Foreign governments have granted lucrative trademark deals. Big Trump projects magically received the green light to go ahead as soon as he took power. Trump is clearly profiting from being in office. There are also undoubtedly countless more benefits that we do not even know about, because no court has forced Trump to reveal his business interests. Trump even promised to donate all revenue from foreign governments to the Department of the Treasury, practically admitting that not doing so would be unconstitutional. But of course, it was just another lie – the Trump Organization recently told lawmakers that tracking revenue from abroad is “impractical.” Every member of Congress who cares about the Constitution should be party to this lawsuit. But it is up to us to make it clear that we are paying attention to who stands on the side of the rule of law. There is nothing partisan about upholding the Constitution. The founders included the “emoluments” clause of the Constitution precisely for this situation. An emolument is broadly defined as a gift, profit, advantage or benefit. There is nothing uncertain about the language of Article I, Section 9, Clause 8: “No Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under [the United States], shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.”
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 – Download the Stance app – Calling congress is the most effective way to make your voice heard. Congressional phone lines are often busy. Voicemail is often full. You might spend ages on hold, or keep calling back until overwhelmed congressional staffers clear clogged inboxes. A new app called Stance helps overcome these democracy-hindering headaches. It lets you record messages for your elected representatives, then delivers them at night when phone lines aren’t so busy. Stance sends your message directly to your representative’s phone and twitter handle, and also posts them on takeastance.us for others to be inspired. You can record your message anytime, anywhere.
Thursday, August 31, 2017 – Write Congress in under 2 minutes Text “RESIST” to 50409 or message Resistbot on Facebook. They will find out who represents you in Congress and deliver your message to them in under 2 minutes. No downloads or apps required. More at: https://resistbot.io/
Thursday, August 31, 2017 – Check out Strengthening Democracy Colorado SDC is working on legislative action to make democracy WORK. First project is to require tax returns for any candidate who wants to be on the ballot in Colorado. Next, they plan to tackle gerrymandering.
SEPTEMBER and Beyond
Swing Left’s Summer Challenge runs through September 29th. If we want to win back the House, we can’t wait until next year to get to work. There’s too much at stake. That’s why we’re challenging ourselves to get out to Swing Districts this summer, connect with voters in Democratic neighborhoods, and lay important groundwork for 2018. It’s all centered around gathering commitments to vote next year—a proven way to increase turnout. Go to swingleft.org/canvass to get started today—and sign up to host a Summer Challenge event near you.
Friday, September 1, 2017 – Keep DEMANDING face-to-face meetings with your Congressional representatives!! TOWN HALL PROJECT tracks scheduled in-person and phone-in town halls using team of grassroots researchers as well as additional events organized by Center for American Progress Action Fund and other progressive allies. Check out the schedule and the Indivisible Recess Guide!
|Jul 31 – Sep 4||State Work Period||Labor Day|
|Sep 21 – Sep 22||State Work Period|
Saturday, September 2, 2017 – Louisville Dona Laurita gallery show to benefit Planned Parenthood runs through Sept. 15 Proceeds from a Louisville silent auction featuring local artwork will go toward ailing Planned Parenthoods around Colorado. The auction — titled ‘Make Money for Planned Parenthood’ — will take place in the Dona Laurita Gallery until Sept. 15.
Sunday, September 3, 2017- Now is the time to get involved in our local politics! The statewide Call to Action for this week is a call to get active with local elections. Indivisible Boulder will be gathering information on the various local positions that have elections in 2017 in Boulder County. Look for more information soon!!
Monday, September 4, 2017 – CALL YOUR DC REPRESENTATIVE and DEMAND that they oppose Sam Clovis, the president’s pick to be chief scientist for the Department of Agriculture!! He is an alt-right non-scientist who pushed Obama birther lies and called then-Attorney General Eric Holder a “racist black” – CNN KFile review of Clovis’s writings and radio broadcasts during 2012 and 2013.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 – Fight back to gain control of state legislatures. Colorado is a target flip state for 2018!! State legislators, in conjunction with governors, have awesome power to shape the norms of our democracy. We need to put this power in the hands of trusted progressive leaders. Republican governors and Republican state legislatures use the following tools to influence the outcomes of elections:
- Redistricting – the practice of redrawing the lines of electoral districts, which takes place every 10 years. When district lines are redrawn in ways intended to benefit one political party, we call it gerrymandering. Gerrymandering is a corrupt practice that skews election results and removes agency from the voters.
- Voter ID laws – laws that require voters to show photo identification before voting. These laws disproportionately affect minorities and lower-income voters—groups that have historically supported the Democratic party.
- Voter registration laws – discriminatory laws that create obstacles to registration (e.g. requiring voters to provide proof of citizenship). As Republican power at the state level increases, it becomes easier for Republican lawmakers to pass ever stricter voter ID and registration laws, which in turn makes it easier for Republicans to win elections.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 – MORE on the importance of state races – Getting involved in state legislative races is the most valuable action we can take this year. Here’s why:
- Redistricting. State legislatures often control redistricting. The Republicans have badly gerrymandered the states they control, keeping themselves in power and preventing proportional representation. The only way to reverse this is to win back state legislatures.
- One Thousand Seats Lost. Over the past decade, the GOP has invested heavily in state legislative seats, and unfortunately, it has paid off. Republicans now control both chambers in 33 states, and Democrats hold 1,000 fewer state legislative seats than they did in 2008.
- Trifectas. There are 25 Republican trifecta states, where Republicans control both chambers of state government and the governorship. Democrats have only 6 trifecta states. This is why we have been seeing so much awful legislation becoming law on issues of reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, gun control, immigration, and more.
- States are Policy Laboratories. State level policies often serve as templates for national policy, and also for other states to adopt. We need strong Democratic state legislatures to set progressive policies that can be adopted elsewhere.
- Constitutional Convention. If Republicans gain control of one more state legislature, they would be able to call for a Constitutional Convention to amend our federal Constitution.
Thursday, September 7, 2017 – Republicans control all three branches of the Federal government but, also of equal importance, they are in control of the vast majority of state legislatures and governorships. There are actions you can take to help change this landscape at both the national and local level!! Be sure that you know who represents you in Congress – Senate and House. If they represent YOU, support them; if not work to replace the current office holder with a person who will fight for issues that are important to you!
Friday, September 8, 2017 – REPEAL CITIZENS UNITED – On November 6, 2012, more than 2.4 million Coloradans voted on the referendum calling for a U.S. constitutional amendment to reverse the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.
In all, 1,762,515 Coloradans voted for reform – a whopping 74% majority! The proposal carried every single county in Colorado, red counties, blue counties, purple counties. In Colorado’s Congressional delegation, the sweeping referendum victory moved the state’s two sitting U.S. Senators, Democrats Michael Bennett and Mark Udall, to vote in favor of bringing a Constitutional amendment on campaign reform to the Senate floor. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, a Democrat representing Denver’s suburbs, co-sponsored a similar measure in the House. But Republican Congressman Doug Lamborn from central Colorado is strongly opposed to constitutional reform. Even after the 74% “yes” vote, five other Colorado representatives hedged where they stand. This OVERWHELMING VOTE in Colorado went no where. PERSIST!! Call your congressional representatives and remind them of this MANDATE FROM THE CITIZENS OF COLORADO!!
H.R.1134 – END DARK MONEY in campaigns Since the Citizens United decision, our elections have been tainted with an influx of dark money, with corporations spending millions of dollars propping up their preferred candidates through super PACs. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse introduced the DISCLOSE Act, along with 32 Democratic co-sponsors. If this bill passes, super PACs would be required to disclose their donors. It’s as simple as that. This legislation is a critical first step to increasing transparency in our elections. Corporations that seek to influence our elections wouldn’t be able to hide their political activity. And companies with foreign ownership would not be allowed to spend money on our elections at all. Not a single Republican senator sponsored this bill. It’s obvious that instead of holding corporations accountable for their campaign spending, Republicans are only looking out for their own political futures.
Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 10 AM – 10 PM EDT March for Racial Justice
Sunday, September 10, 2017 – Listening to America Survey!! Tell 45 and the GOP what you REALLY think. Online survey HERE.
Monday, September 11, 2017 – SUPPORT TRANSGENDER MILITARY: Call ALL your elected reps and tell them that you stand with the transgender community and demand that they reject 45’s recent twitter announcement about transgender people not being allowed to serve in the military. BTW, the cost of transgender health in the military is about $8M / year. The military spends $45M / year on Viagra – BIG savings there!!!
Tuesday, September 12 – Participate with local Indivisible groups – Indivisible is a progressive movement in United States politics. They have created the Indivisible Guide, a step-by-step guide for individuals, groups, and organizations looking to get Congress to listen to a small, vocal, dedicated group of constituents.
Indivisible Colorado State Legislature
Groups in Boulder County:
Indivisible Front Range (IFRR)
Boulder CAN (Colorado Action Network)!
Indivisible East Boulder
Indivisible Frasier Elders indivisiblefrasierelders at gmail dot com
Indivisible Northern Colorado
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 – Urge your senators to support The REDEEM Act (Record Expungement Designed to Enhance Employment). It will give Americans convicted of non-violent crimes a chance to reenter society and remake a life. A similar proposal was on the verge of passing the Senate in 2016 until it was blocked by then Senator Jeff Sessions who rallied extreme conservatives to oppose the legislation. The re-introduction of the REDEEM act is a response to now Attorney General Sessions’ efforts to reinstate mandatory sentencing guidelines and return to mass incarceration policies.
The REDEEM ACT, introduced in the US Senate by Senators Corey Booker (D-NJ) and Rand Paul (R-KY), seeks to expand employment opportunities for those with federal criminal records by giving federal courts authority to seal records. This legislation will help youth who get into trouble by expunging or sealing their records. It encourages states to raise the age of adult criminal responsibility to 18 years old and to restrict the use of solitary confinement for people under 18. Adults who commit non-violent crimes will have their criminal records cleaned up to overcome the barriers to employment and public assistance created by having a criminal record. The Act would allow adults convicted of a non-violent crime to petition to have their records sealed one year after completion of their sentence. It also will improve the accuracy of the FBI background check system. We can have federal law that models itself after 26 states and more than 150 cities and counties across the country. Let’s stop punishing people twice.
Thursday, September 14, 2017 – Adopt-a-District Town Hall Project, Indivisible, Center for American Progress Action Fund, Organizing for Action, and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee launched a new GUIDE for grassroots resistance groups to plan an Adopt-A-District town hall event. These events give constituents the chance to have their questions answered by a neighboring member of Congress when the district’s own representative fails to show up. The Adopt-A-District guide includes key facts, message guidance, steps for inviting members of Congress and hosting an event, sample social media, and congressional district-specific impact numbers on healthcare. This guide will empower grassroots resistance groups in any congressional district who feel ignored by their member of Congress.
Friday, September 15 – 17, 2017 – The Second Annual Climate Change Symposium, Living Beyond Hope and Fear: Warrior Principle, Climate Action, will support the cultivation of our innate courage as we engage with the ecological and social challenges that arise out of climate change. Hosted by the Boulder Shambhala Center, this symposium is designed for the greater community of faith practitioners, citizen activists, climate scientists, academics, artists, householders, elders, students and youth. In short, any and all who care about the future of our changing world are welcome to attend.
Saturday, September 16, 2017 – ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION NEEDED: CALL your senators to defeat the HR 806 Ozone law that the house of representatives passed while the senate (and we) were fighting the health care fiasco. HR806 guts the clean air act.. and restricts EPA’s ability to monitor, restrict and enforce AIR POLLUTION. This bill would be a HUGE win for the oil /gas KOCH brothers, so call and say NO GUTTING of the CLEAN AIR ACT. Call 844-241-1141…they will put you right through to the committee after an explanation… this bill is being discussed at the committee level (Senate environment and public works committee). You will probably get through to a person right away, so be prepared…PROTECT OUR CLEAN AIR. SUPPORT EPA’S POWER TO PROTECT OUR AIR.
Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 4:30 to 7 pm, Walk for Unity Congregation Har HaShem, 3950 Baseline Road Boulder – The Lemon Tree Group’s Walk for Unity brings together people from different communities and backgrounds who do not usually meet, talk, and listen to one another. We encourage walkers to get to know each other in an effort to transcend differences through understanding. All are welcome! We will start at 4:30 PM at Congregation Har HaShem, 3950 Baseline Road in Boulder. Together we will walk next door to the Atonement Lutheran Church and proceed down Baseline Road to the Islamic Center of Boulder. The Walk will continue to the Second Baptist Church of Boulder at 5300 Baseline Road. Along the walk there will be music, water, snacks, and access to restrooms. At each stop, there will be a greeting from that community. The Walk will end with music by the Gospel Choir of the Second Baptist Church. You can join us at any point along the path.
Monday, September 18, 2017 – LOTS of resources for resisting…Check out ResistanceNearMe.com for events scheduled in the Front Range.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 – Payback Project Together with Indivisible, MoveOn, and Women’s March, the Town Hall Project announces the launch of The Payback Project, a joint initiative to track local groups and events working to hold accountable the 217 House Republicans who voted for TrumpCare. 111 of the 217 Republicans who voted for AHCA have not met with their constituents even once this year.
The Payback Project website features an Accountability Wall, which will highlight stories from social media and news outlets to amplify the work of everyday Americans making these 217 lawmakers pay for their vote. Also available are resources and tool kits for local groups looking to hold events, and facts about the AHCA that local groups can use when discussing the bill with their member of Congress…and please consider contributing to help keep this vital effort at the forefront of the fight.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017– Get on-line certified to register voters – IT’S IMPORTANT!!! The administration is pushing Voter Suppression disguised as an election fraud investigation!! –> The administration is setting up an “election integrity commission” to look into voter fraud, something the president maintains, falsely, was rampant during the 2016 election. VP Pence will be the chair and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach will be the vice chair — two men with very long histories of making it harder to vote. The commission seems designed for one purpose: to perpetuate the myth of fraud in order to lay the groundwork for enacting policies that suppress the vote.”
To be very clear: Voter ID laws target students, the elderly and minorities – traditionally Democratic and Independent strong-holds. Kris Kobach, who will lead the commission with Pence, has been a prominent champion for voting restrictions. “From his perch as Kansas’ top election official, Kobach has launched a crusade against ‘illegal voting,’ winning power from state lawmakers to prosecute ‘voting crime.’ In keeping with most studies of voter fraud — which find little to no evidence of its existence — Kobach has found just nine cases of alleged fraud out of 1.8 million registered Kansas voters.”
Thursday, September 21, 2017 – Races for state legislature and governorships are the Most Important Elections You Haven’t Heard About. They are every bit as important as those for the higher profile federal offices. The upcoming slate of governors races combines an unusually favorable map for Democrats with a strong chance to influence the once-in-a-decade congressional redistricting process. That process helps determine how many seats each party holds in the House, and Republican success at controlling the process has helped the party achieve dominance in Congress. Washington politicos and grassroots activists alike often overlook governors races, and that’s especially true in the Democratic Party, which is years behind the GOP when it comes to investing in state races. The party is down to just 16 out of 50 governors, the fewest in recent decades. It lost nearly 1,000 state legislative seats during President Barack Obama’s eight years in the White House.
Flippable is a website that highlights the state level fights that are so important. Check it out. In Colorado and other states with high probability Democratic wins, two groups are working on state candidates – Check them out!!
Friday, September 22, 2017 – END DARK MONEY in campaigns Since the Citizens United decision, our elections have been tainted with an influx of dark money, with corporations spending millions of dollars propping up their preferred candidates through super PACs. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse introduced the DISCLOSE Act, along with 32 Democratic co-sponsors. If this bill passes, super PACs would be required to disclose their donors. It’s as simple as that. This legislation is a critical first step to increasing transparency in our elections. Corporations that seek to influence our elections wouldn’t be able to hide their political activity. And companies with foreign ownership would not be allowed to spend money on our elections at all. Not a single Republican senator sponsored this bill. It’s obvious that instead of holding corporations accountable for their campaign spending, Republicans are only looking out for their own political futures.
Saturday, September 23, 2017 – CALL YOUR DC REPRESENTATIVES and oppose the RAISE/Cotton-Purdue legislation. DEMAND a BIPARTISAN approach to immigration reform. Endorsement of the RAISE act – Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment – was made by the president made to appease his nationalist supporters. The intent of the proposed immigration policy is simple – fewer people, from fewer countries will be admitted under the RAISE act. The legislation, introduced by Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue, would cut total immigration by 50% and change who we allow into the country.
Current immigration policy in the U.S. focuses on maintaining families and admitting individuals of varied skills from across the world. RAISE supporters claim that their act shifts the focus to bring in wealthier, higher skilled immigrants. In reality, RAISE drastically cuts total immigration and closes off admission for lower skilled migrants. Importantly, the RAISE act rejects America’s historic preference for family connection as a criterion for immigration; this is dehumanizing and counter productive. Immigration is a vital component of the American economy – from agriculture to the technology sector. Do not limit those who can build our economy.
Sunday, September 24, 2017 – Make sure your DC representative see THIS – the SCIENTIFIC National Climate Assessment Report…Since NCA3, stronger evidence has emerged for continuing, rapid, human-caused warming of the global atmosphere and ocean. This report concludes that “it is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century. For the warming over the last century, there is no convincing alternative explanation supported by the extent of the observational evidence.”
Monday, September 25, 2017 – Sign up to attend events sponsored by Organizing for Action (OFA). Boulder OFA sponsors local events. With more than 250 local chapters around the country, OFA volunteers are building this organization from the ground up, community by community, one conversation at a time—whether that’s on a front porch or on Facebook. We’re committed to finding and training the next generation of great progressive organizers, because at the end of the day, we aren’t the first to fight for progressive change, and we won’t be the last.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 – PLAN AHEAD and plan next summer’s vacation to include supporting candidates in swing states – go to your 2018 calendar, find a week in September or October that you can spend canvassing in a swing district. Make your plans. Make a difference!
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 – Continue to Fight White Supremacy Call 844-241-1141 and they will connect you to someone on the SENATE COMMITTEE FOR HOMELAND SECURITY. Tell them we MUST have hearings on the threats posed by white supremacists and nazi movements. (844-241-1141 is a good number to call any day you want to connect to a government agency, but are not sure how to reach them.)
Thursday, September 28, 2017 – Check out this resource for contacting and getting data on your congressional representatives: https://www.contactingcongress.org/
October 1, 2017 – Keep DEMANDING face-to-face meetings with your Congressional representatives!! TOWN HALL PROJECT tracks scheduled in-person and phone-in town halls using team of grassroots researchers as well as additional events organized by Center for American Progress Action Fund and other progressive allies. Check out the schedule and the Indivisible Recess Guide!
|Oct 9 – Oct 13||State Work Period||Columbus Day- Oct 9|
Saturday, October 7, 2017 – National Popular Vote and People Power March
October, 27, 2017 – Changing a March into a Movement – The Women’s Convention, to be held in Detroit from Oct. 27-29, will bring together thousands of the women who organized sister marches across the country on Jan. 21 and have formed 5,000 local groups, or huddles, in 50 states to organize resistance actions over the past several months. The goal of the conference is manifold, including training organizers and prospective candidates for office. According to the Women’s March, their strongest local chapters are in Republican-leaning or dominated states, including Ohio, Florida, South Carolina and Georgia, where the need for new Democratic leaders is greatest. Building power is not just about power in the streets. It’s about political power. According to Emily’s List, a major force in Democratic Party recruiting of females, an estimated 16,000 women nationwide have expressed an interest in running for office.
There will be a need-based scholarship fund and crowdsourcing to help bring women of different socio-economic backgrounds to Detroit. We continue to welcome women across the country to look past partisan politics and look into their futures and their children’s futures. We must come together to confront white supremacy and hatred in all our communities and it begins with us.
November 1, 2017 – Keep DEMANDING face-to-face meetings with your Congressional representatives!! TOWN HALL PROJECT tracks scheduled in-person and phone-in town halls using team of grassroots researchers as well as additional events organized by Center for American Progress Action Fund and other progressive allies. Check out the schedule and the Indivisible Recess Guide!
|Nov 10||Veterans’ Day (observed)|
|Nov 20 – Nov 24||State Work Period||Thanksgiving Day- Nov 23|
November 2, 2017 – Support Doug Jones Doug Jones is the democratic candidate in a special election for the US Senate in Alabama. The election is scheduled to be held on December 12, 2017 to choose Sessions’ successor.
December 1, 2017 – Keep DEMANDING face-to-face meetings with your Congressional representatives!! TOWN HALL PROJECT tracks scheduled in-person and phone-in town halls using team of grassroots researchers as well as additional events organized by Center for American Progress Action Fund and other progressive allies. Check out the schedule and the Indivisible Recess Guide!
|Dec 18 – Dec 29||State Work Period||Holiday schedule|