RESOURCES FOR ACTIVISTS
Website for National Indivisible: Indivisible.org.
Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda (12/16)
Indivisible States: Empowering the States to Resist the Trump Agenda (11/18)
Indivisible on Offense: A Practical Guide to the New, Democratic House (11/18)
Indivisible Fighting #9 – MI 9th CD
Meetings 2d and 4th Wednesdays of the month at First Methodist Church,
22331 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 7 – 8:30 p.m. in Ferndale. 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Website - IndivisibleFighting9.com
Facebook – Fighting#9 (MI 9th District Indivisible)
Twitter - @MIfighting9
Instagram – Mifighting9
Email – IndivisibleFighting9@gmail.com
Laurie Lisi – firstname.lastname@example.org
Indivisible Fightin’ Fourteenth
Meetings 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month in a private home in Oak Park, 6:45 – 8:45 p.m. By invitation, contact Fran Garr email@example.com
Lucinda Keils – firstname.lastname@example.org
Other 14th District area Indivisible groups and ways to connect them listed at Indivisible.org: Indivisible Michigan 14th District West Bloomfield; Action Together Southeast Michigan – Grosse Pointe; and LP Indivisible Detroit.
If Groups Aren’t Your Thing . . . What Can You Do As An Individual?
Find out who your legislators are – State (1 senator and 1 representative) and Federal (Senators Stabenow and Peters and 1 representative) Put their contact information into your cell phone.
Sign up on your legislators’ websites to get their newsletters.
Sign up for Google alerts to be contacted when they make news.
Review your legislators’ voting history, campaign donation history, etc.
Follow reporters that report on politics at the state and the federal level
2. ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE BY YOURSELF
Make Phone Calls to your legislators – ask for staff that is working on a particular bill that you are concerned about. You can also use resistbot, https://resist.bot/ and Faxzero, https://faxzero.com/ to send free faxes to your legislators.
Get face time with legislators. Visit them in district offices. Go to their coffee hours or town halls.
Write letters - both to your legislators or if appropriate to heads of committees and committee members.
Write letters to the editor and op-eds.
When comments are invited, submit comments on regulations or to committees.
Join actions and events other groups plan; you don’t have to be a member to go.
Useful Websites, Blogs, Newsletters, and Other Resources:
Bridge Magazine: Michigan’s nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization. https://www.bridgemi.com/
Protectors of Equality in Government: Working for a government that treats all Americans with equality and acceptance. https://equalityingov.org
Americans of Conscience Checklist – a very thoughtful list of what deserves our attention each week and includes tips for self care and how to prioritize your political activities. https://jenniferhofmann.com/home/weekly-action-checklist-democrats-independents-republicans-conscience/
Countable. Explains bills in Congress. Gives pros and cons of the bills, and allows you to tell your representatives what you think of the bills. It will send you an email telling you that your representative voted. https://www.countable.us/
https://www.contactingcongress.org/ will be updated February 1. Lists all members of Congress, all Committees, contacts, excellent site for contacting key members on issues: for your Members of Congress only, enter your zip code.
https://5calls.org/ An easy way to sign up for alerts and make daily or weekly calls on issues that concern you.
If Indivisible Doesn’t Sound Like Your Thing, Here are Some Other Groups:
Sister District – help flip red district seats, https://www.sisterdistrict.com/
Engage 18, for young people. Started by Bloomfield Hills high school students. https://engage18.org/
Swing Left – also working to flip red districts, https://swingleft.org/
Fems for Change/Fems for Dems, https://femsforchange.org/us-beta-version-4-25-17 and https://www.femsfordems.org/
Moms Demand Action- working for sensible gun safety, https://momsdemandaction.org/
Sierra Club, https://www.sierraclub.org/home
Our Revolution, to empower progressive leaders, https://ourrevolution.com
Ladies Knitting Circle and Resistance League, https://www.facebook.com/groups/1827048170843641
Planned Parenthood, https://www.plannedparenthood.org/
Democratic Party – OPHW, Royal Oak, Berkley, Ferndale, 9th District DP, Oakland County https://ocdp.org/ MI Dem Party https://michigandems.com/ (as a result of work of Our Revolution) site will soon show all bylaws for all units of Dem Party to facilitate greater participation
Greater Detroit Democratic Socialists of America https://www.metrodetroitdsa.com
Huntington Woods Peace Group Website. https://hwpeace.weebly.com/
HW Peace Group FB page https://www.facebook.com/Huntington-Woods-Peace-Citizenship-Education-Project-144083798944934/
Michigan United - working for the rights of homeowners, renters, immigrants, workers, families and students. http://www.miunited.org/
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