Organize(d)

01 27 17 Notes on aggregating activism

I identify as a liberal democrat. This list is an evolving document on engaging with our government.

The administration claims that it is “at war with the press” and believes the press should “keep it’s mouth shut”. Thomas Jefferson on the other hand believed that, “a properly functioning democracy depends on an informed electorate.” I’m more on the Jefferson side on this one.

Action: Support the press with a real, paid-for subscription.

Today I’m calling the subscriptions department at The New York Times to see if they’ll sell me a four-year package, and adding a paid subscription to The Washington Post.

NYTimes is offering a gift subscription when you sign up, maybe share your subscription with Stephen Bannon, Mr. Trump’s Chief Strategist who called for the press to “keep it’s mouth shut.”

The capitol switchboard 202–224–3121

tips on calling your member of congress

senate phone list

house phone list

how to find your house representative (it’s by zipcode)

how to find your senator (it’s by state)

engage with state democratic party

we the people

obama foundation

women’s march on washington

The65

Previously
Gag orders. Science

Ideally: I’d like to have an app that aggregates daily action curated by thought leaders and activists. The app would have me prioritize my areas of engagement, and I would get a daily update upon which to take action. Action would have a variety of engagements, like volunteer, donate, support, educate.

The capitol switchboard 202–224–3121

tips on calling your member of congress

senate phone list

house phone list

how to find your house representative (it’s by zipcode)

how to find your senator (it’s by state)

engage with state democratic party

we the people 
“we the people ask the federal government to tell us what the federal government is doing about an issue.” 
scroll down, simple description of how it works. 
specific link to petition asking for mr. trump to release his tax returns 
note: there has been no comment from the trump administration on whether or not they will abide by the rules of the site, which was set up during the obama administration.

obama foundation

women’s march on washington

organizations represented on saturday. 
note: this list is pulled from a QUARTZ story from 01 20 17 and there may be revisions needed, links are to the ogranization’s home page.

Cecile Richards 
Planned Parenthood

Erika Andiola
Our Revolution

J. Bob Alotta
Astraea, Lesbian Foundation for Justice

LaDonna Harris
Americans for Indian Opportunity

Melanie Campbell
National Coalition on Black Civic Participation

Rabbi Sharon Brous
IKAR

Rhea Suh
Natural Resources Defense Council

Sister Simone Campbell
NETWORK Lobby

Amanda Nguyen
Rise

Randi Weingarten
AFT

Van Jones
Dream Corps

George Gresham
1199 SEIU

Hina Naveed
DRM Action Coalition

Judith LeBlanc
Native Organizers Alliance

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner
MomsRising

Raquel Willis
Transgender Law Center

Roslyn Brock
NAACP National Board of Directors

Sister Ieasha Prime
Barakah, Inc.

Ai-jen Poo
National Domestic Workers Alliance

Cynthia Hale
Ray of Hope Christian Church

I’ll be refining and expanding the list and how I use it. I welcome relevant additions and corrections and will gladly apply my efforts to a more comprehensive overview, send me to it.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/26/business/media/stephen-bannon-trump-news-media.html?_r=0

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