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The One Thing You Can Do motto: We won’t make you mad without giving you the tools to fight back.

Also! If you subscribe to One Thing You Can Do, we will never sell your information. And we will never show you ads. We might swear a bit, though.

One Thing You Can Do exists to help you cut through the noise of Donald Trump and Trumpism.

There’s so much to push back against with this guy and his acolytes. It’s overwhelming. One Thing You Can Do features a daily action item that you can pursue. You don’t have to stop at one thing, but it’s certainly a start.

New OTYCD posts go up between 6 am and 9 am EST on weekdays, and between 8 am and 10 am EST on weekend days.

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…Send a message saying ‘Hi! I want to subscribe!’, give us the email address where you want to receive daily posts, and we’ll send you an invitation email. Answer it and you should be good to go.

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If you think today’s action item is not the most effective thing you can do, that’s fine. Go to ‘Want to Do More?’ for links and resources where you can find other suggestions for things you can do.

You might also see posts on topics that you heard about days or weeks or even months ago, and already know about. That’s okay. A lot has happened since the election. It’s easy to miss or forget about some of these things. If you’re already familiar with that day’s subject matter, check the ‘Want to Do More?’ page instead.

Weekday OTYCD posts are more likely to ask you to call your members of Congress or other government reps, because that’s when human beings are on hand to answer phones (you can of course call after hours and leave a voice mail message). Weekend OTYCD posts are more likely to ask you to read something, plan strategy, or consider an act that you don’t have to complete that day to be effective.

This blog got started because people close to the Ur-founders asked them to come up with “bite-size daily action items” for pushing back against Trump. The Ur-founders, being professional writers, embraced the challenge. We can’t remember when we took the next step and launched a blog built on these bite-size daily action items, but best as we can tell, it was January 7, 2017. We’ve put out at least one new post a day, every day, since then.

We used to carousel old posts–pull and routinely re-queue evergreens. Then we realized carouseling made it hard for non-subscribers to know which post on the page was the newest. Kinda defeats the point of there being ONE thing you can do, yeah? Yeah. No more carouseling.

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OTYCD is a part-time endeavor. We donate our time, and we don’t profit from the blog. If you want to show your support, the best things to do are subscribe, follow it on Twitter, and tell other people about it.