Resources

Below is a list of resources to hep make a difference in this country.

 

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Resource Guides

Resource Sites

Teacher Resources

Advocating by Phone

Inspiration


 

 Resource Guides

Below is a list of resources to help a variety of activism.  Click on each name for more info. If you have any feedback, suggestions or more resources to write about please email responsibleconsumer1@gmail.com.

Guides to Become an Activist

Guides to Opposing the Trump and GOP Agenda

Ways to Organize Non Violent Resistance

Exciting Campaigns to Start Locally

General Resource Guides

Infographic Resource Guidesprotest

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Resource Sites

Below is a list of resources to help a variety of activism.  Click on each name for more info. If you have any feedback, suggestions or more resources to write about please email responsibleconsumer1@gmail.com

Fact Checking Sites

PolitiFact

FactCheck.org

Snopes

Google Fact Checking Add on

Political Research Sites

OpenSecrets.org
Non-partisan research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy.

VoteSmart
Non-partisan information on candidates and elected officials from their voting record, funding sources, speeches, etc

The Cook Political Report
Non-partisan election analysis

The League of Conservation Voters: National Environmental Scorecard
Scorecard on how politicians vote to support environmental issues

Govtrack.us
A website for tracking government bills with email alerts

Govtrackinsider.com
Site with news about introduced government bills

Petition Sites

Places to create online petitions

White House Petition Service
Chance to petition the White House

Change.org
Site to create and promote petitions

Care 2 Petitions
Site to create and promote petitions

Raise Funds for Political Action

Crowdpac
Crowdfund platform for political action

Track Introduced Government Legislation

Govtrack.us
A website for tracking government bills with email alerts

Govtrackinsider.com
Site with news about introduced government bills

Activist Apps

Dial Congress
Chrome extension that turns every article you read into a congressional call to action

Secure Internet Privacy

The GOP and Trump Admin removed internet privacy regulations that protected your information from being sold or used by government

Install Virtual Private Network (VPNs)
Extends a private network across a public network, and enables users to send and receive data across shared or public networks

Open Whisper System: Signals
Private and secure messaging for desktop and mobile

EFF: Surveillance Self-Defense
Surveillance Self-Defense is EFF’s guide to defending yourself and your friends from surveillance by using secure technology and developing careful practices.

Slate: How to Trump-Proof Your Electronic Communications

Things to Know About Web Security Before Trump’s Inauguration: A Harm Reductionist Guide

How to Privately Visit Sites

*important when doing campaigns to expose advertisers to offensive material

notlink.it
Paste the site link on this page to visit a site you don’t approve of without adding to the site’s visiors tracking which can be used for advertisers

Duck Duck Go
Search engine that doesn’t track where you go

Charity Watchdogs 

Organizations that provide transparency and accountability for charities

Charity Watch

Charity Navigator

Donations that Save Lives

ind a Blood Drive Near You

Register as a Bone Marrow Donor

Find/ Organize Winter Coat Drives

Find Places to Donate Food

Organize Food Drives

Find a Homeless Shelter

Find out about Adoption and Foster Care Info

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Teacher Resources

Below is a list of resources for educators to help teach social justice.  Click on each name for more info. If you have any feedback, suggestions or more resources to write about please email responsibleconsumer1@gmail.com.

Social Justice Education Guides

Advocates for Youth Resources Guides
Guides for youth advocating issues at local, state and national government as well as the general public

Edible Schoolyard Anti-Oppression Resource List 2016
This list includes articles, books, blogs, websites and resource lists, videos, and activities that explore race, racism, and social justice issues

Here’s How To Raise Race-Conscious Children
Short guide on how to talk to your kids about race and racism

Islamophobia Is Racism Syllabus
Resources for teaching and learning about anti-Muslim racism in the United States.

Rethinking Schools
Nonprofit publisher working for equity and justice in public schools and the broader society

Teaching Against Trumpism
The Radical Teacher guide to teaching about social justice in the Trump era

Teaching for Change
Teaching for Change provides teachers and parents with the tools to create schools where students learn to read, write and change the world.

Teaching Tolerance
A project of the Southern Poverty Law Center where educators who care about diversity, equity and justice can find news, suggestions, conversation and support. 

The Zinn Project
Teaching resources for educators for teaching Howard Zinn’s The People’s History of the United States.

Anti-bullying Workshops

Social Justice Documentaries for Educators

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Advocating by Phone

Calling congressional representatives and companies to advocate for or against an issue is a great way to build pressure against or support an issue.

Congressional offices tally every issue that people in their district contact them about.  This tally can push politicians to hear and/or support an issue.  With a 30-second call you can being building support for a issue or bill.

Many corporations depend on the support of their customers and investors and can be pressure to hear and/or support an issue when enough customers and investors threaten to stop doing business with them.  For example Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org, recently wrote an article for YES! suggesting that banks are more susceptible to public pressure than the oil and gas giants, which depend on bank loans and lines of credit to build their pipelines. “It’s probably sustained public pressure that will do the most good,” he wrote.

*NY Times, “Heres Why You Should Call Not Email Your Legislators”

Below are some resources to help make those calls.

Resources to Help Organize Calls

Phone numbers for US Senators

Phone numbers for House Representatives

Resources to Help an Individual Make a Call

How to call your reps when you have social anxiety

Shy Person’s Guide to Calling Representatives

Borgen Project guide to Calling Congress

Phone Call Campaigns

Daily Action
Receive daily action alerts about political phone campaigns and if interested get instantly connected to your state politicians to voice your concern

  • All you have to do is text the word DAILY to the number 228466 (A-C-T-I-O-N). You’ll be prompted to enter your ZIP code and that’s it—you’re signed up. You will subsequently receive one text message every workday about an issue that we have determined to be urgent based on where you live. You tap on the phone number in your message, listen to a short recording about that day’s issue, and from there you’ll be automatically routed to your Senator, member of Congress, or other relevant elected official. In 90 seconds, you can conscientiously object and be done with it.

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Inspiration

2016-2017 Significant Videos and Speeches

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