Around the country, groups and individuals are coming together in #Resistance to the gathering authoritarian threat our country faces. If you’re looking to connect with others in your area, to take action to defend our rights and the rights of those around us, the #Resistance is already forming and you can join in.
First, the Indivisible Project, a group of former Congressional staffers who have published a useful guide which explains how to contact your Member of Congress and apply political pressure as a countervailing force to the right-wing pressure they get. Tactics are partially inspired by what worked for the Tea Party. The site also lets you look for local groups or register your own group for others to contact.
You may already have heard about the Women’s March on Washington, which is scheduled for Jan. 21st. If you can’t be in D.C. on that day, look for your local version, or start one yourself if nobody else has. Here in Colorado, there’s a big march and rally planned in downtown Denver. Weather permitting, I’ll be there.
As someone who spent much of my life organizing political gatherings of different sorts, I really enjoyed this interview with some organizers of the march. Seeing such smart, strong, thoughtful young women take on this enormous task and work together to make it happen makes my heart sing.
More to come, as it comes.