Silicon Valley Resistance Group

Weekly Action Update February 6, 2017

We are a Trump resistance group focused on taking ACTION with impact, based in Silicon Valley. We’re employing a combination of The Indivisible Guide and the Organizing for Action Handbook (a playbook used in the 2008 Obama campaign) and are focused on taking legislative action both short and long term. We are a group of experienced organizers welcoming others interested in taking our country back! Join us!

General Events

House Party Host Training Call/Organize to resist Trump 2/6/2017 9 pm (PST) Call: 712–770–4693, Access Code: 506766

Good Guys SF: Organizing for Non-Organizers in the Era of Trump 2/7/2017 6:30 PM TBD

Together We Can: Post-Inauguration Resource Fair 2/12/2017 11–4pm Oakland Peace Center 111 Fairmount Ave, Oakland, CA 94611

Tech Against Trump 3/14/2017 12:03 PM 250 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Tax March 4/15/2017 Various cities, locations TBD

Our February Focus: Refugees

Vocal Minority

Our February Focus: Refugees

Now it’s our turn. Vocal Minority is looking for organizations committed to supporting the refugees who will help write the next chapter of America. Refugees like Yassin “Falafel” Terou, who sells residents of Knoxville, Tennessee the best falafel in town. Refugees like Joel Ruiz, who restores auctioned cars and sells them at J.J. Family Auto Sales in Louisville, Kentucky. Refugees like Sam Yingichay, who attends college in Grand Haven, Michigan and wants to become a nurse.

We believe our nation is stronger when we support refugees. They’ve endured years of pain and extreme vetting to live the American dream. They work hard, they start companies, they create jobs, they strengthen communities, and they make America, well, great.

To nominate a nonprofit, email or join the conversation on Facebook. We’ll announce selection based on our selection criteria on Wednesday, February 8.

Members: If you are a refugee, or know a refugee, or our descended from a refugee, share the story on our Vocal Minority Members Facebook Group. We’ll post our favorites on the Facebook page.

This article was written by a member of Vocal Minority who chooses to remain anonymous because she holds a green card.

Vocal Minority is a community dedicated to fighting for equity and justice in America. For more information and to get involved, go to

Town Hall Project 2018 : Upcoming Events

Ted Lieu Democratic California CA-33 Telephone Town Hall Monday, February 6, 2017 6:00 PM PST Call-in 877–353–4701

Steve Knight Republican California CA-25 Telephone Town Hall Monday, February 6, 2017 5:30 PM PST Call-in “A live telephone town hall to discuss how best to repair and rebuild our nation’s healthcare system…” Sign-up:

Ami Bera Democratic California CA-7 Library Office Hours Tuesday, February 7, 2017 10:00 AM PST SPL- Rancho Cordova Branch 9845 Folsom Blvd. Sacremento CA95827 Staff. Rep. Bera not in attendance

Pete Aguilar Democratic California CA-31 Mobile Office Hours Tuesday, February 7, 2017 2:00 PM PST James L. Brulte Senior Center 11200 Baseline Rd. Rancho Cucamonga CA 91701 Staff. Rep Aguilar not in attendance

Anna Eshoo Democratic California CA-18 Telephone Town Hall Tuesday, February 7, 2017 6:45 PM PST Call-inSign up for call info:

Mike Thompson Democratic California CA-5 Town Hall Friday, February 10, 2017 2:00 PM PST Florence Douglas Senior Center 333 Amador Dr.Valejo CA 94590 Health Care Town Hall.

Jackie Speier Democratic California CA-14 Town Hall Saturday, February 11, 2017 11:00 AM PST Place Lowell High School — Carol Channing theater 1101 Eucalyptus Dr San Francisco CA 94132 Lowell High School PTSA invites you to attend when Congresswomen Jackie Speier has a “Conversation about America” with people who have questions about the changes that are confronting us. Ticketed event, please register HERE



All-of-us should take a minute for a “high-five” — it’s working!

Feb 5, 2017


All-of-us must ask these CEOs to stand up for what is right.

Feb 5, 2017


All-of-us must keep dialing!

Feb 5, 2017


All-of-us must make our voices heard on the local level, too.

Feb 5, 2017

Turn your passive participation into active resistance. Facebook likes and Twitter retweets can’t create the change you want to see. Calling your Government on the phone can.

Spend 5 minutes, make 5 calls.

Calling is the most effective way to influence your representative. Read more about why calling works.

5 Calls: provides phone numbers and scripts so calling is quick and easy. Uses your location to find your local representatives so your calls have more impact

Find a #CourageousResistance Events Event Near You:

As part of the Courageous Resistance against Trump, we’re calling for statewide events in cities and towns across California to bring together friends, family and neighbors to start organizing for the future.

Find a meeting in your area using the search box below or create your own event! If you volunteer to host a meeting, we will provide you with guidelines and support.

Activism Not Slacktivism

We don’t want you to only give five minutes, but we do want you to always give five minutes.

Daily Action


The majority of our country believes in decency, in moderation, in sanity. Let’s not let the powers that be forget it. If we all band together against extremism and spend a few minutes a day using tools that have been proven to work, we can make a big difference in defending those values we share as Americans.

Phoning our legislators, as New York Times recently reported*, is an extremely effective way to make our voices heard. That’s where the Daily Action alerts come in. We follow the news cycles closely to determine where we can collectively make the greatest impact. The point of Daily Action alerts is to make civic engagement easy and logistically painless.

Our Revolution

Tri-Valley Monthly Meeting

Join our organizing meeting in Tri-Valley and get involved. Our meeting is open to everyone. The speaker of month will be announced later. Please bring your water bottle and snack to share if you will. Hosted by Tri-Valley Progressives.

TIME: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 5:30 PM — 8:00 PM EST


HOST: Kyoko Takayama

CONTACT PHONE: 925–290–7124

LOCATION: IBEW Local 595 Hall (Dublin, CA)

6250 Village Parkway
Dublin, CA 94568

Meeting with Kimberly Ellis, Candidate for California Democratic Part Chair

Sponsored by the Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley. Our guest speaker will be Executive Director of Emerge California and candidate for California Democratic Party Chair Kimberly Ellis. She is a proud Bernie supporter. Last month, Bernie supporters swept the California Delegate elections. With Ellis as chair, the takeover of the Democratic Party in the largest state will be complete. Please bring a dish to share! Potluck dinner at 6:30pm. Program begins at 7pm.

TIME: Monday, February 13, 2017 6:30 PM — 8:30 PM EST


HOST: Benjamin Shapero

LOCATION: Private Residence (Palo Alto, CA)

4284 Los Palos Circle
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Day of Action Rally

Meet at Davis and East 14th Streets (by Sizzler) for a honk and wave rally and protest. We will emphasize immigration rights and the Sanctuary City vote that will be held by San Leandro City Council on February 21st. Bring your own signs, enthusiasm for change and two hours of energy.

Participants may march to the Highway 880 overpass at Davis Street (two mile round trip).

This Action kicks off San Leandro Week of Action, organized and sponsored by Our Revolution San Leandro

TIME: Monday, February 20, 2017 4:00 PM — 6:00 PM PST


HOST: Carol Habercoss

LOCATION: Davis Street and East 14th Street (San Leandro, CA)

201 Davis Street
San Leandro, CA 94577



880 to San Leandro, Davis St. exit, then east to East 14th Street. 580 to Estudillo exit, west to East 14th Street.

Project 1461

2.5.17: How to have a quick-and-dirty, last-minute fundraiser for a cause

Do More Today, Daily Call to Action

This weekend, the Project 1461 team tried out an experiment: could we, with less than an hour of planning, pull off a fun, in-person fundraiser to further our mission of supporting progressive causes?

February 4, 2017

2.4.17: Fax the Senate about Betsy DeVos

Today’s call to action: fax your Senators and tell them to say “no” to Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education.

February 3, 2017

2.3.17: Combat Trump’s claims of voter fraud

Stop Trump, Daily Call to Action

Today’s call to action: Combat Trump’s claims of voter fraud and protect the right to vote.Today’s call to action: Combat Trump’s claims of voter fraud and protect the right to vote.

February 2, 2017

2.2.17 End partisan gerrymandering in your state

Politics/Elections, Daily Call to Action

Today’s call to action: organize now to end gerrymandering in your state.

February 1, 2017

2.1.17: Tell Congress: say no to Trump’s SCOTUS nominee — no matter what

Daily Call to Action, Supreme Court

Today’s call to action: Call and ask Democratic Senators to wait a minimum of 293 days before considering any Trump SCOTUS nominee, and remind Republican Senators that we haven’t forgotten about Merrick Garland.

January 31, 2017

1.31.17: Make the Democrats in Congress fight back

Daily Call to Action, Politics/Elections

Today’s call to action: tell Congressional Democrats to grow a backbone, or they’re fired.

January 30, 2017

1.30.17: Save Muslim refugees and immigrants from Trump’s ban

Daily Call to Action, Immigration

Today’s call to action: save the lives of refugees and immigrants and stop Trump’s Muslim ban.

January 29, 2017

1.29.17: Do More Today

Do More Today, Daily Call to Action

Every Sunday, Project 1461 shares other actions we’ve collected from our partner sites around the web. Want to do more today? Follow some links and get started!

Radical Resilience Silicon Valley

Tues Feb 7 — TWW Action Network live training, 4 p.m., (641) 715–0643 Access Code: 608746 or online

Tues Feb 7 — Meeting to understand MP Measure X: 7:30–9:00 p.m. at Cafe Zoe, 1929 Menalto Avenue, Menlo Park.

Tues Feb 7–6:30–9:30 Good Guys SF: Organizing for Non-Organizers

Wed Feb 8. Citizens, Rise town meeting in Redwood City. 7–8:30 PM. Community room of the downtown Redwood City library, 1044 Middlefield. Including screening the ACLU of Northern California webinar including how a bill becomes law, and learning on California’s AB165.

Fri Feb 10–8–9:30 a.m. Coffee with Marc Berman at Printers Cafe, 320 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 9430

Sat Feb 11. Trump Must go Now rally on Ocean Beach

Sat Feb 11 — Stand With Planned Parenthood, 10–2, The Alameda, San Jose

Sun Feb 12 — Together We Can: Post-Inauguration Resource Fair 11:00 a.m. — 4 p.m. at Oakland Peace Center, 111 Fairmount Ave, Oakland, California 94611

Looking to do your part? One way to get involved is to read the Indivisible Guide, which is written by former congressional staffers and is loaded with best practices for making Congress listen. Or follow this publication, connect with us on Twitter, and join us on Facebook.