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Five Minute Friday: Do These Before You Leave Work
The Friday Five: Here are five quick actions you can take before you sign off today to support progressive values, return Congress to the Democrats in 2018, and make Trump a one-term president.
- Tell Donald Trump to reject hate and bigotry
- Ask US agencies to release information and data to the public before Trump takes office
- Support Congressional Democrats' effort to abolish the Electoral College
- Join the mailing list for Brand New Congress and help recruit 400+ new progressive candidates to run in 2018
- Call your Republican Congressional representatives (again!) to continue pressuring them to make a statement opposing Steve Bannon's appointment
Daily Round-Up: Various
- Donate or sign up to phone bank for Foster Campbell's run-off campaign and help Democrats take one more seat in the Senate.
- Boycott businesses that endorsed Trump or carry his family's lines of products.
- Learn how to stand up to Islamophobia when you see it.
- Report hate crimes and incidents of bias or intimidation to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
- Help Planned Parenthood and the communities it serves.
Read and act on these lists of additional direct actions you can take to disrupt Trump's presidency before it starts:
- Michael Moore published daily to-do lists for the first two days post-election (Day 1, Day 2)
- Brooklyn organizer Ruby-Beth Buitekant has posted a list of things to do pre-Inauguration on Huffington Post.
- This collaborative Google Doc has a growing list of resources on how to prepare for Trump's presidency organized by demographic
Hold the Media Accountable
Do This Today:
- Sign Ultraviolet's petition telling the media not to normalize Trump in their coverage
- Check your Facebook likes for sites that spread fake news and clickbait
- Get a paper subscription to a reliable newspaper
It's no secret that social media is rife with fake and unreliable news right now (did you see the one about Hillary the devil-worshiper?), or that Donald Trump continues to pick fights with the media about their coverage of him. As he digs in on lies about the press and restricts journalists' access, it's even more important to demand accountability and quality journalism, scrub your social media of fake news and clickbait, and support newspapers that provide quality news coverage.
How to Be an Ally
Tonight's roundup focuses on resources that help you become a better ally to people whose safety and livelihoods are threatened by Trump's presidency.
- Sixty-second action: sign up to receive alerts from the American Civil Liberties Union.
- The "What Should I Do Before January?" Guide has expanded and moved. Check out the new version of this comprehensive resource to help you and your loved ones prepare for January 20th.
- Dreading Thanksgiving with your Trump-loving relatives? Here are some resources (1, 2, 3, 4) you can use to plan your response if your turkey (or tofurkey) dinner comes with a side of bigotry.
- Isobel de Brujah addresses the recent trend of wearing safety pins to show support for LGBTQ, Muslim, and POC communities and discusses what it actually means to stand up against hate
- Want to support Planned Parenthood and women who need abortions? Find out how to become an abortion clinic escort.
- In-laws making racist jokes? Coworkers making degrading comments about women? The Southern Poverty Law Center has a guide for what to say when you encounter bigotry in your everyday life.
Spotlight on Immigration
Today's roundup focuses on actions that you can take specifically to support people who have been targeted by Donald Trump's incendiary and irresponsible comments about immigration and immigrants.
- For New Yorkers, the Arab American Association of New York has created a form where people can sign up to accompany neighbors who feel unsafe on their commute.
- What to do next to protect immigrant communities, from the National Immigrant Justice Center
- Print and post these flyers (in English and Spanish) from United We Dream to help undocumented immigrants know their rights if ICE comes to their door.
Want to do even more today? Senator Bernie Sanders has created a petition to support Minnesota Representative Keith Ellison for DNC chair. The Nation has a great article on why Representative Ellison is the best choice that's also worth a read.