There's a great temptation to say "I just don't care any more. I just want to forget
all of it. There's nothing more I can do."To avoid activist burnout, take a little break,
do something nice for yourself, but come back and fight. It's our only chance.
Take heart. Things are happening.
For example, in January the ACLU raised $24
million over a single weekend, more than in all of 2016.And more people of all backgrounds
are considering running for political office than ever before.
The Women's March in January was a magnificent expression of solidarity.
One sign read "I no longer accept what I cannot change.
I am changing what I cannot accept."
But how do we do that?
Below, we offer a list of resources to get you started or keep you going.
Should you be moved to share something else, by all means,
Find practical suggestions for effective action:
Resisting extremism in America, one phone call at a time.
Strategic, urgent actions to protect our democracy, our values, and our friends and neighbors.
99 Ways to Fight Trump
Do one. Do them all. But do something.
Nine things you can do right now to fight Trump's war on climate and democracy.
Michael's Moore's Viral List
Democratic documentarian and activist Michael Moore offers five things you can do to fight Trump.
Five real things you can do right now to fight Trump's Muslim ban.
A practical guide to resisting the Trump agenda. Download the guide; find a group in your area.
Union of Concerned Scientists
Monitors the Trump administration and mobilizes Americans to stand up for science.
Call Your Legislators
The New York Times explains why calling is even more effective than writing.
MoveOn: Democracy in Action
Suggestions for starting and managing petitions and other actions.
A campaign for progressives to salvage the American Ideal.
Keep abreast of our progress:
Encouraging news about the resistance.
America’s oldest weekly magazine; a critical, independent voice in American journalism.
Investigative reporting, political commentary, activism, and more.
In These Times
Dedicated to advancing democracy and economic justice.
Independent investigative reporting on politics, climate change, education, and more.