Here are five specific actions we've identified for the month of April. When the news cycle seems darker than ever, don't despair -- do something!
If you've got FIVE MINUTES:
The unfairness of dual tax filing got you down? It's not too late to participate in the #DAresists #virtualtaxmarch! Show us and all your online friends, family, and followers your sign demanding Trump release his tax returns (more info here) [link to: http://www.americanresistancesevilla.com/action-plan/were-launching-a-virtual-tax-march-starting-now] ; increase the impact by tagging your U.S. senators and representative. Please use the hashtags above so DA can share your photos, too!
If you've got TEN MINUTES:
Identify your members of Congress (Senators and Congressperson) and create a reference document with their contact information (email, local and DC addresses, and local and DC phone numbers); enter their numbers into your phone's contacts or Skype phone book. If you know your US ZIP(+4), [link to: https://tools.usps.com/go/ZipLookupAction_input] you can easily find their contact info here [link to: http://votesmart.org/] (enter it into the search field next to the ISPY logo). If you don't do so already, follow their social media accounts and sign up for their email newsletters.
Request your absentee ballots for 2017 using Vote from Abroad [link to: http://www.votefromabroad.org/] and VOTE if you're from a state/district holding a special election this year (check to see if your state is holding a special election here). [link to: http://www.democratsabroad.org/eileenw/important_u_s_elections_in_2017]
If you've got THIRTY MINUTES:
Check how your U.S. senators voted on ending the Democratic filibuster [link to: https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=1&vote=00110] (a.k.a. "invoking cloture" using the "nuclear option") on ultraconservative Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court and write or call them either thanking them for their NO vote or criticizing them for their YES vote. (Aren't you glad we put together all that contact information above?)
If you've got A COUPLE HOURS:
Join a #DAresists #marchforscience #globalsciencemarch near you! DA chapters around the globe are organizing and supporting satellite marches [link to: https://www.marchforscience.com/satellite-marches/] to the DC March for Science this Saturday, April 22nd (Earth Day). Take your kids, take your friends, compete to make the cheekiest or nerdiest sign in support of scientific inquiry and progress generally and applying its hard-won results to better policymaking specifically. Please use the hashtags above so DA can share your demonstration photos, too!