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How to Get Out of the Cycle of Outrage in a Trump World

The following is an excerpt from The Huffington Post

If we live in a perpetual state of outrage, Trump wins.

Interfaith rally for Muslims & refugeesSo whatever you do, don’t just let yourself get stuck in the outrage storm — that particular weather pattern is likely to be here for a long time. Remember, you have the power to step out of the storm, think carefully about how best to channel your valuable energy, and then take action. And there are so many ways to do that.

Laura Moser is a freelance writer and mother in Washington, D.C. After the election, she found she couldn’t disengage. So to channel her energy, and that of others as well, she created Daily Action, a daily text people can sign up for that gives them one concrete and specific action to take. In just a matter of weeks, she’s amassed over 100,000 subscribers. One is Aaron Becker, an author from Massachusetts. “People are feeling fatigue,” he told the Washington Post. “We are not really designed as human beings to take on the responsibility of everything at once.” But since channeling his energy in a specific way, he’s gotten a measure of control back in his life. “Now I feel like I can turn off my browser window and do some work,” he said.

And there are plenty of other groups doing a similar thing — making it easy to channel that outrage in productive ways that can change outcomes.

Read the whole article on HuffPost here.

Other Resources

  • The Indivisible Guide bills itself as a “practical guide to resisting the Trump agenda,” and also shows you how to get involved with one of the over 4,500 local indivisible groups that have already been started.
  • 5 Calls gives you five calls that you can make in five minutes.
  • The Resistance Manual is an open source guide to taking action on a range of issues.
  • The First 100 Days Resistance Agenda – Robert Reich provides a template for a sustained and powerful opposition
    #ResistTrumpTuesday is a way to do more than call! Show up at their offices on Tuesdays!

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