How to Get Out of the Cycle of Outrage in a Trump World
If we live in a perpetual state of outrage, Trump wins.
So 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.
- 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!
Trump Gets Navy Seal Killed By Moving Forward On Operation Without Sufficient Intelligence: Sarah Jones
Donald Trump bungled his first operation as Commander-in-Chief. Trump ordered the raid without “sufficient intelligence, ground support or adequate backup preparations,” according to a Reuters report. For this, the Trump administration blamed Obama. Again.
Donald Trump bungled his first operation as Commander-in-Chief. Trump ordered the raid without “sufficient intelligence, ground support or adequate backup preparations,” according to a Reuters report.
The Navy SEAL raid on al Qaeda in Yemen over the weekend resulted in the death of U.S. Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens and non-combatant civilian deaths, (more…)
This Week’s 2 Indivisible Actions
If you’re raring to go now, here are two critical issues that local groups are already focusing on around the country:
1) Resist Trump’s Corrupt Cabinet Appointments
Republicans are trying to jam Donald’s racist, sexist, and corrupt cabinet nominees through the Senate confirmation process. Last week Congress tried to gut the ethics office, but they were forced to back down in response to thousands of constituent office visits and calls. This week they’re trying to ram through nominees who have not yet even completed an ethics review. To stop this, we need to make our voices heard again.
The fight starts in Committees, but your two senators will ultimately have a vote on each of these nominees. Make a plan to visit their offices this week to let them know you’re watching whether they stand up to Trump.
2) Defend Healthcare for All Americans
Trump and Republicans in Congress have already begun the process of dismantling the Affordable Care Act. They haven’t ever been able to come up with a replacement proposal, but they’re still moving forward with plans to deprive 30 million people of coverage. You can begin fighting back by calling at least one of your representative’s office numbers every day! Choose a different office each time you call! (Click on LaMalfa Watch for contact information.)
Doug LaMalfa has been our congressional representative for two terms. During his tenure he has shown little concern for the public welfare.
Govtrak.org.us indicates that LaMalfa rarely supports bipartisan bills. In fact, 91% of the bills that LaMalfa supported were of Republican origin. He voted for the government shut down giving government workers an unexpected paid holiday, costing contract government workers lost wages, and denying U.S. citizens access to government services.
LaMalfa has a 14% rating from AFL-CIO based on his lack of support for working families, even opposing workplace safety regulations. He opposes (more…)