12.28.16: Build your action pod (it's as fun as it sounds)
It's time to get local.
We might be headed for four years of Donald Trump, but there's lots of work to be done before 2020, and much of it will happen at the local and state levels. In 2017, every state will hold important state-level elections, and over fifty American cities (and even more towns) will hold local elections for mayor and city council. Aside from elections, there will be countless policy decisions made every day that affect you where you live. Today's call to action: build a pod of friends who will help each other get active locally.
Learn: big stories in local and state politics show why this matters
- California looks to lead the Trump resistance (New York Times)
- North Carolina's 'legislative coup' is over, and the Republicans won (The Atlantic)
- The fall of Joe Arpaio, America's most controversial sheriff (Newsweek)
- Ohio Gov. Kasich signs 20-week abortion limit, rejects 'heartbeat bill' (NPR)
- Wisconsin Republicans push gerrymandering too far (Charleston Post & Courier)
Act: build your pod and start getting involved locally
- Follow What Do I Do About Trump's guide and start your action pod
- Kick off your first pod meeting with Indivisible: a Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda
- Check out Ballotpedia to find out what elections are happening in your state in 2017
- Sign up to stay connected to your state and local chapters of organizations like the NAACP, Planned Parenthood and the ACLU
- Use the maps at Our Revolution and Progressive Events to find out what's going on near you