After last weekend’s worldwide Women’s March, many friends are asking, “What’s next?” That was one fabulously successful day: we still face four more years of Trump and a Republican Congress committed to limiting women’s hard-fought gains.
Luckily, several organizations stepped up with quick, simple ways to keep the energy going. Click through the links and see what you think.
- 10 Actions 100 Days. If you do only one thing, subscribe to the Women’s March email. My pink hat is off to our fabulous organizers. Their follow-up promises to be just as amazing. This week: postcard party! They even provide the postcards – either print at home or send to your local print shop or office store. Invite a few friends over, put on a pot of coffee, and jot quick notes on the issue(s) most important to you. Add a stamp and you’re done. www.womensmarch.com
- Daily Action Alerts. Get one text per day that’s focused on one key issue and one person to call. They pick the most effective call that can be made from your ZIP code that day. Hit the number in the text and you’re making a call. Easy! If my legislator is already on board, I don’t have to figure out who else to call. If I don’t feel I know enough about a particular issue, I can always skip that day. BTW – I’m using Google Voice for free texts and free calls. www.dailyaction.org
- 5 Calls. Want to make more than one call per day? 5 Calls has you covered. Type in your ZIP code and up pops a list of topics. Click on any that interest you for key information, your legislator’s phone number and a script. www.5calls.org
Now, I’m one of those people who will look at a list, try to take on everything (temporarily forgetting I have a job and family to take care of), then get frustrated because I didn’t do enough. That’s why I really like the Daily Action Alerts – it’s a great way to keep participating without getting overwhelmed. I can always add more calls or activities on days when I have more time.
Got a pressing issue of your own? Here is the official list of House of Representatives phone numbers.
More resources are coming online daily: if you see one you like, add a link in the comments below. I’d also love to hear about your experience with using any of these services. Just drop a line.