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  • RESIST! Punch A Fucking Nazi In The Fucking Face










    Okay, so for US folks who want to contact their reps, here are the links:



    USA.gov contact page: https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials


    -- this is everybody, from the UnPresident all the way down to your mayor.



    FaxZero: https://faxzero.com/fax_congress.php

    -- Send faxes to your rep's offices! FaxZero make it easy, providing you with links that pre-fill in your reps name and fax number, etc. You can send five free faxes a day. They also have a page that shows you who are the most faxed Senators or Reps that day with numbers.




    Sites that have calls to action and handy links to calling scripts, etc:


    https://www.indivisibleguide.com/
    https://www.project1461.org/
    https://5calls.org/
    https://thesixtyfive.org/
    https://www.womensmarch.com/
    https://dailyaction.org/




    Other useful sites:

    https://impeachdonaldtrumpnow.org/
    https://www.aclu.org/
    [url][/https://www.plannedparenthood.org/url]
    https://www.propublica.org/
    https://www.runforsomething.net/
    https://secure.actblue.com/about



    International Rescue Committee (for refugees): https://www.rescue.org/volunteer
    http://www.welcomingrefugees.org/


    Sched for upcoming town hall meetings:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...gid=1473996386



    We are going to lose a lot of battles . . . probably most of them for a good long while. But the Resistance is already racking up successes:











    It's going to be mostly incremental until the people on the Hill wake the fuck up to what's really going on out here, but we gotta take everything and celebrate them and then keep going. We will win because we must win. We don't rest until every Nazi is crushed, until every fascist wants to crawl away into a hole and weep for his mother to save him BUT SHE WON'T BECAUSE SHE'S MARCHING WITH US.











    I like to think she's knitting a pussy hat in that pic.


    Nobody in DC has ever seen anything like this movement before, that's what we keep hearing from staffers. The GOP are going to calls us 'paid protestors' and 'the radical left' because they are bewildered and a whole lot scared. They haven't figured out yet that this is a movement, not a moment, but they will! And once they do, they are going to shut off their phones, and duck and hide, and start to freak out and double down on voter suppression efforts.

    https://www.aclu.org/issues/voting-r...er-suppression



    Remember that on 11/06/18 all 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 33 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will be up for grabs. Also, 36 governorships, which are super important as well.


    That will be our first real opportunity to BURY THE NAZI CO-OPERATING MOTHERFUCKERS*.





    * you know maybe I have become the radical left after all whoa







    Last edited by ophy; 02-02-2017, 07:36 AM.

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    They are getting an average of 1.5 million calls PER DAY, y'all!










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    • #3
      Listen, to quote Peter Hale, "NOBODY LIKES A NAZI."


      It's gonna be a long four years tho!

      Also, my house rep basically plays dodgeball with constituents. He's always canceling meetings or just missing us. He even made national news yesterday for avoiding us like the plague. I have company coming over tomorrow morning so I can't go to this protest against him! I want to tho!
      It’s just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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      • #4
        My senator basically said "I have MAJOR issues with DeVos, but eh, she'll be fiiiiine." But yeah, we're at least annoying the fuck out of them.

        “Since Obamacare and these issues have come up, the women are in my grill no matter where I go," Brat said to laughter at a private event on Saturday, according to a video posted to Facebook.
        Last edited by LaaLaa; 02-03-2017, 09:05 PM.

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        • #5
          Haha, that's my rep at the top of the page! Roskam is going to be facing down a huge protest tomorrow morning. Wish I could go. We have a friend coming by mid-morning that is traveling between states and not just like a brunch (protest is the new brunch, FYI).
          It’s just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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          • #6
            Ugh, it's so overwhelming right now. I try to do a block of resistance work as soon as my kids leave for school (I'm faxing and calling ERRRYBUDDDY) but some mornings feel more brick wallish than others. I didn't expect to actually win in any of the cabinet battles and I know I know I know that it really was a pretty big victory to force Pence to tie break Betsy DeVos . . . but the fact that Sessions got through is just killing me.

            I wanted to believe better of people, I really did. Like, there seems to be no bottom to malevolence that we are seeing. The bullheaded cruelty is surprising me. I guess I'm just a naive little snowflake, I dunno.


            But okay, have to press on! Today, I'm yelling my head off about the Dakota Access Pipeline. Later today it's gonna be Immigration and removing President Bannon from the NSC.



            The one thing we KNOW this avalanche has accomplished (other than making the GOP piss their pants and OH THEY ARE DOING SO --- #ShePersisted) is to stiffen up the Dem's spine. They went in thinking they needed to make concessions on certain Cabinet noms, but now they are voting en masse (ignoring Manchin, obvs) to delay, obstruct, vote NO, and that is HUGE. So if nothing else, we keep this up to freak out the GOP more and more every day, and to keep the Dems from normalizing or legitimizing any of this insanity. If we let up now, the GOP will think they were right to dismiss us as 'paid protestors' and 'not real constituents'. Keep it up, keep it up. They can't ignore us forever.



            If you are looking for a feed that can keep you focused and inspired, this is a good one: https://twitter.com/Celeste_pewter



            Celeste P. ‏@Celeste_pewter 13h13 hours ago
            Each call we make, each protest that we participate in, each act of resistance we demonstrate, means we push the GOP down a little further.



            Celeste P. ‏@Celeste_pewter 13h13 hours ago
            I've spent my entire career in politics. I've never seen this level of engagement in my life. If I'm astounded by it, the GOP is terrified.



            Celeste P. ‏@Celeste_pewter 13h13 hours ago
            McConnell pulling that nonsense with Warren? Those are the petty, vindictive moves of a little man who is scared and wants to get his way.



            Celeste P. ‏@Celeste_pewter 13h13 hours ago
            I said last night I've never seen moves like that before. Because those aren't the moves of a strategist. They're moves of a scared bully.



            Celeste P. ‏@Celeste_pewter 13h13 hours ago
            So let's keep the GOP scared. Let's keep them up their toes. Let's keep them running. That involves us continue to speak up and fighting.


            Celeste P. ‏@Celeste_pewter 13h13 hours ago
            I know we're all tired; I haven't worked this hard, even when I was working multiple campaigns. But that is absolutely what it takes.



            She's an experienced political operative who is keeping things in perspective for me, putting it all in context. I totes need that day to day.





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            • #7
              Last night was the first time I thought to myself, I don't know if I can do this. The combo of Sessions, Guadalupe Garcia footage, the picture of DAPL drilling commencing and then that list of the kids who were killed in the Yemeni raid that included their names and ages just broke me. It's just relentlessly terrible every single day. Sessions? Fucking Sessions?! I'm with you, o in that intellectually I knew probably his entire cabinet would get confirmed but seeing it actually happen is so demoralizing.

              Also I just finished Jane Mayer's Dark Money which is mainly about the Koch brothers but also features the DeVoses and some other billionaire families that made it their mission FORTY YEARS AGO to shift government irrevocably to the right and like, it's basically happened now. It gave me pause when I was reading because the Tea Party was like the frosting on a cake they'd been baking for decades made of billions of dollars even though it seemed like this spontaneous rabble rousing and our resistance is not a billionaire cake. It's more like a sourdough starter.

              I recommend the book because it's super comprehensive and informative though totally fucking depressing.

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              • #8
                I live in Koch and Brownback and Creationism country, so I feel you times a million on "never shocked yet still totally fucking depressed."

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                • #9
                  Watching the Resistance flow out into the townhalls in Utah (!) and TN (!!) last night was hella inspiring.



                  And this was had me going YES IT'S ME:


                  https://medium.com/@ErynnB/the-state...9b3#.nuxsjq14y



                  Hillary embodies the lie white women have been fed for years. She was well-dressed, she was smart, she was prepared, she worked hard, she was well-spoken, she was polite, she never lost her temper, she was a good mom, a good grandmother, a good wife — she was a good woman. A Nice White Lady. She probably did yoga and journaled and ate salads. She probably never struggled with getting dishes done or laundry folded. She probably had a house that looked like Martha Stewart’s. It’s hard to imagine Hillary Clinton standing in the mudroom, staring at boots and puddles everywhere and bursting into tears.
                  She did all the things right, so she had to become president. White women have been told over and over and over again that if they just work hard, lean in, and don’t look too mean, they can do anything.
                  And then… well… We know what happened.

                  But what happened to white women was a shattered identity. All the work they’d done, all the lies they’d been fed. It’s one thing to learn that you’ve been complicit in the oppression of others through your whiteness, it’s another thing to learn that you’ve been betrayed; that you’ve been actively oppressing yourself and your friends every day for a lie.

                  . . . .

                  White women, we have a lot of work to do, and we need to do it fast. For a short time we still have the privilege afforded us by our white skin, for a short time we are perceived as non-threatening. For a short time we can help people from getting hurt, just by being visible. White men also have many privileges afforded to them by their whiteness. But when it comes to police brutality in particular, white women are the symbol of non-violence.

                  No one has as much practice at playing Nice White Lady as white women do — we are the secret agents of The Resistance.

                  But we do not know enough about fighting oppression to be on the front lines.

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                  • #10
                    She's singing about my life, basically . . .



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                    • #11
                      This is really giving me hope right now:



                      http://nymag.com/thecut/2017/02/an-u...b-share-thecut



                      First They Marched, Now More Than 13,000 Women Are Planning to Run for Office


                      The day after Women’s Marches swept the country, 500 women gathered in an auditorium in Washington, D.C.’s Grand Hyatt Hotel. Each one had registered to complete EMILY’s List’s candidate training program, which would better equip them to run for public office. According to EMILY’s List, a week before the training was scheduled to take place it had already sold out, and 500 more women were on the waiting list. EMILY’s List president Stephanie Schriock said the organization holds these types of trainings often, but the “incredible energy” around this one is unique. “We spend a lot of time recruiting,” she said. “[Now] we’re seeing women calling us.”

                      Like-minded organizations have reported similar spikes in interest. VoteRunLead reported that in the past two months, more than 2,300 women have signed up to take its online course, and the organization’s January 7 seminar registered 1,200 women in less than 48 hours. Since Election Day, EMILY’s List has had more than 4,000 people reach out to say they’re interested in running — 1,660 since Inauguration Day. And according to a She Should Run spokesperson, in a normal month the organization sees “at best, and with significant effort, anywhere between a few dozen to a few hundred women” sign up. But in the three months since the election, co-founder and CEO Erin Loos Cutraro said 8,100 women have indicated their interest in running for office by registering for She Should Run’s online incubator program, which teaches them how. What’s more, Cutraro said things show no sign of slowing. “We had a staff meeting, and we were going over numbers,” Cutraro said. “Our community manager said, ‘But hold on — we got 100 more last night.’”


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                      • #12
                        The county democratic committee had a welcome meeting the other day; they got flooded with volunteers and people wanting to run. People are engaging. I just hope it lasts.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by vanessa View Post
                          People are engaging. I just hope it lasts.
                          Burnout is my biggest fear with this. The constant outrage is just EXHAUSTING. I'm not a fan of Andrew Sullivan, but he made an analogy in a recent article that I thought was perfect; he said having Trump as President is like living with an abusive father. You're just continually anxious and on edge, not knowing when he's going to erupt again and who his target will be. And that can really wear you down after a while, so it will be difficult to keep fighting and resisting, but it's what needs to be done.

                          The one good thing about this administration is that they do or say something completely batshit every few days so that just as we're getting Alternative Facts fatigue, we're able to get worked up anew over Muslim Travel Ban, and when that fervor seems to be dying down they bust out "Alienate our Closest Allies" and we all freak out over that. The way they're mixing it up over there, it's guaranteeing that we have shiny new horrors to grab our attention and keep us engaged. Honestly the worst thing they could do is to sit back and go quiet.

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                          • #14
                            http://www.mtv.com/news/2982785/beyond-despair/


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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by LaaLaa View Post
                              I live in Koch and Brownback and Creationism country, so I feel you times a million on "never shocked yet still totally fucking depressed."
                              I've been thinking a lot about this actually. I'm not sad about living in California because I love California but it's this sort of skewed perspective. Even Orange County and my hometown county which was verrrrrrrray conservative when I was growing up went blue this past election.

                              I've been tweeting about them nonstop and I know Is listens to them but former Obama bros, Jon Favreau, Tommy Vietor, and Jon Lovett (who I ), started a new podcast at the beginning of the year called Pod Save America. They had a live show in Brooklyn last week and one of the audience questions was what do you do if your reps are already opposing the Trump administration and voting the way you want them to?

                              The guys mentioned SwingLeft.com again which I've joined and I know that IndivisibleLA is holding regular Tuesday rallies outside our senators' local offices but someone would be wise to give places like LA some direction. Because there's a lot of resistance energy here that doesn't really have an outlet. There are regular protests in downtown LA but... the resistance is not going to be about winning elections in CA so do we focus our energy on other states maybe?

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