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How to Fight Back

January 8, 2017

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If you’re anything like me, you were both stunned and depressed by the election results.  For me, it has been like going through the stages of grief.  Well, I’m still grieving, but I’m ready to strike back.  The question was how to do that.  I really had no idea.

I happened to be watching Rachel Maddow’s show when she did a segment on a publication called “Indivisible:  A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda.”  I googled it and found the website, and I think this is a brilliant publication.  Apparently, the hits on that site have since gone through the roof, and deservedly so.

The URL for the site is here.

I urge anyone who is disturbed and angry about what is happening since the election, to take a look and use this guide to taking some action.  The basic premise is that for resistance to be effective, it has to work through the political process.  Complaining and exchanging posts on social media is all fine, but the way change happens is through politics, as much as we might not like to think so.  That’s how the Tea Party came to dominate national policy.  What worked for them can also work for us.

This guide provides practical advice for effectively bringing pressure on public officials, and it is written by people who worked as congressional staffers and know what works and what doesn’t.

So check it out!  We can’t just sink into a passive depression about Trump and the Republican agenda.  The important thing is to engage and do something, at whatever level is feasible for you.

E pluribus unum!

 

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