One Thing You Can Do‘s purpose is to help you focus. It gives you one thing you can do, every day, to push back against Trump. One thing. Every day.
So you’ve done the one thing, but you want to do more. What next?
First, subscribe to this blog and tell your friends and family about it. Share links to posts you like. Retweet our tweets (@OneThingYCD). Help grow our audience. And thank you in advance for helping spread the word.
After you do that, see our recommendations for groups, mailing lists, blogs, and other entities that will give you more things to do.
The list is not comprehensive, and it’s not meant to be. Nor is it closed. Everything is OTYCD-approved. The blog relies on many of these sources when seeking and researching subjects for future posts.
Also, scroll down for a collection of past OTYCD posts that you can still act on.
Rogan’s List blog (http://roganslist.blogspot.com)
Susan Rogan will keep you as busy as you want to be. The retired university librarian’s blog gives you more than a dozen useful nuggets of information per day, from actions to tools to organizations to join, and more. Are you extra-eager to do more? Start here. The newest daily tends to go live around 9 am EST.
Flippable’s goal is to turn state and federal offices blue, one electoral race at a time. Its email list sends out one message per week that contains several action items. It’s especially good for learning about upcoming elections in state legislatures.
One Small Thing newsletter (http://tinyletter.com/onesmallthing)
This is an offshoot of Laura M. Browning’s Facebook group, Stronger Together. Its tagline is “Pledge to do one small thing every week to spread the love and equality that America needs right now. ” Its weekly email is charming and features valuable links and tips.
The multi-talented Michael Skolnik releases a weekly action email with the does-just-what-it-says-on-the-box title Movement to Oppose Trump. It’s a smorgasboard of calls to action, pieces to read, resistance resources, upcoming events, social media accounts to follow, donations to make, finished with a music suggestion (late in January 2017, he pointed to Tupac’s Keep Ya Head Up).
Weekly Resistance to Trump (http://www.weekly-resistance.online)’
This web site sends a weekly email that recommends an action to take and a donation to make.
Another good site that produces a weekly email containing several action items.
While it’s not the most important thing you can do to push back against Trump, it’s certainly amusing to follow @HalfOnionInABag on Twitter. It’s just that–half an onion in a bag. Its goal is to get more followers than Donald Trump to show that having a big honking Twitter audience really doesn’t mean all that much if half an onion in a bag can meet or beat Trump’s.
Here are some older OTYCD posts that you can still act on (some of these are repeats from the Your Tool Kit page):
Find your three members of Congress:
Stock up on postcards and 34-cent stamps:
Call your members of Congress to support the Presidential Conflicts of Interests Act of 2017:
Call your members of Congress and defend Obamacare, aka the Affordable Care Act (ACA):
Read “Call the Halls” and follow Emily Ellsworth:
Learn when to call your members of Congress a second time on the same issue:
Support House Rep Elijah Cummings’s call to investigate Trump’s finances:
Ask your House rep to back a bill that would revoke Steve Bannon’s access to the National Security Council:
Ask your members of Congress to write bills that will overturn Trump’s executive order that created the Muslim ban (a list of organizations that are helping the victims is included here):
Listen to Pod Save America and Pod Save the World: