This OTYCD entry originally posted in February 2017.
Not everyone can afford to be out and proud opponents of Trump. Spouses, bosses, grown children, religious leaders, caregivers, and others we depend on can make it difficult and dangerous for us to express our views freely and honestly.
A November Medium piece by Patti Mulligan outlines five ways to protest Trump without taking to the streets or battling trolls on social media.
To find it, search for ‘5 Ways to be a Silent Trump Protestor’ under Mulligan’s name. (Attempts to post the link here aren’t succeeding, sorry.)
The good news is, if you’re a regular reader of OTYCD, you’re already doing at least some of the things she recommends.
Her five actions boil down to:
Donate to worthy causes that fight Trump, such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Lambda Legal, Black Lives Matter, the ACLU, and the Human Rights Campaign;
Call your Congressional delegation often, even daily, about issues that matter to you, and ask them to act;
Sign up for newsletters from web sites and digital organizations that are devoted to helping you push back against Trump, such as Wall-of-Us;
Listen to reputable political podcasts, such as Keepin it 1600 and NPR’s Code Switch;
And take care to cheer on and support your friends who can afford to protest Trump in public.
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