Sunday, January 7, 2018

The 2018 Women's March and Beyond: How to Make the Next 300 days Count

by Leadfoot

On November 6 of this new year, we could take back the Senate and the House – which means we could take back the country! November 6 is about 300 days from now. Will you pledge to make at least 10 of those 300 days count?

After a year of Trump madness, we are all exhausted, overwhelmed, anxious and angry. But what better way to channel those emotions than to take action? We must all work harder than ever in 2018 to make our voices heard, make it clear that we most definitely do not support the Republican agenda, and that we will be voting en masse to send them packing.

Let’s get fired up!! Let’s get ready to go!! Here are 10 ways you can get involved to make sure Congress gets our message loud and clear:

Join the 2018 Women’s March: Remember last year when we all took to the streets and it felt so empowering and fulfilling?
Yah, that was BEFORE we found out about all the male bad behavior that was surrounding us. Throughout 2017, we read about everything from chauvinism and gross comments to unwanted kissing and sexual assault happening every second of every day and we were all #metoo.
So let’s march bigger, louder, and better than last year!!

Here is the page for the LA March, which features a handy countdown: This year’s Women’s march will be happening everywhere, in every city, on January 20.
Here is a partial list of events, or just google your city and “Women’s March 2018” --
Please participate if you are able!
Join the official Resistance Party. Sign up here to read the official platform and receive email updates:
If you have not yet, please read the Indivisible guide and sign up for updates here:
The guide was originally a handbook written by Congressional staffers in order to provide a guide to peaceable protest in the era of Trump.
Now, it's one of the most powerful forces in grassroots organizing — and a great resource for finding local events and identifying actions you can take right now.
Sign up for your local “rapid response march” in the event that Mueller or Rosenstein are fired by Trump:
Join in a Martin Luther King Jr. event if you are in the DC area for MLK weekend. Here are some details about the event.  

Attend a local Refuse Fascism meeting:
Spend an hour each week listing to a political podcast “for people not yet ready to give up or go insane.”
Pod Save America is a “no-bullshit conversation about politics, hosted by Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor that breaks down the week’s news and helps people figure out what matters and how to help."
Sign up for the Re:Act newsletter. It is an email delivered weekly that contains a short list of things you can do to take action during the Trump presidency:
Here's the Re:Act newsletter subscription link.  
Control of the House in 2018 will be decided by a small number of swing districts, places where the last election was decided by a thin margin. You can find your closest swing district and join its team to learn about actionable opportunities to support progressives in that district – no matter where you live – by visiting
Follow the Trump Resistance Movement on Facebook to see what other activists are doing, find memes to share across all social mediums, and get daily news updates in your Facebook feed.
There you have it! 10 simple actions that can fill 10 of the next 300 days. Because every tiny little bit helps.