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Save This Tool for Tracking All the Laws and Executive Orders Trump Signs in 2017

It feels like Trump and his administration have been more active than a birthday party full of eight-year-olds hopped up on sugar and caffeinated soda and itching for a swing at the piñata.

Pinning down and understanding every law and executive order Trump has signed so far is almost a full-time job, but the team at Vice are up to the task.

Bookmark this web article that is tracking all the laws and executive orders Trump signs in 2017.

https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/all-the-laws-and-executive-orders-trump-has-signed-so-far

The Vice staff have done a capital job of identifying each bill and executive order Trump signs and putting them in a larger context, stating plainly what each will do, and who they will effect. It also includes relevant links to related Vice stories.

 

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Expand the Network of Trans-Friendly Bathrooms Across the Country

Do you run a brick-and-mortar business that welcomes trans people who need to use your bathrooms? Join the Safe Bathrooms Club.

The Safe Bathrooms Club is a map of places across America with bathrooms that are safe for trans people. As the good guys fight to ensure that trans people can use their preferred bathrooms, it becomes clearer and clearer how restrictive bathroom laws needlessly and cruelly complicate their lives.

To join, you need to fill out a form that identifies your business and describes what type of bathrooms it has, as well as the signage. That’s it. As of March 31, more than 200 businesses had signed up.

If you don’t run an establishment with trans-friendly bathrooms, you can help in other ways. By wearing an #IllGoWithYou button, you indicate to friends who are trans that you are willing to escort them to a bathroom, or to other heavily gendered spaces that might be hostile to them. You can also purchase and donate #IllGoWithYou buttons.

 

Fill out the Safe Bathrooms Club form to add your business to the map:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSffCB20ET3JQPMcoeXUrIySVqyiHsfK68DRPFl_7lBEiRz5CQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

 

Order an #IllGoWithYou button or sticker:

http://www.illgowithyou.org/get-your-button/

 

Read the Safe Bathrooms Club ‘About’ page:

http://safebathrooms.club/about.html

 

Follow the Safe Bathrooms Club on Instagram:

@safebathroomsclub

 

Read a Rewire story about the creation of the Safe Bathrooms map:

https://rewire.news/article/2016/07/05/one-couple-putting-bathroom-safety-map/

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Save This Tool: whatdoidoabouttrump.com

Bookmark What Do I Do About Trump, a clearing house of resistance resources.

Many anti-Trump lists, sites, services, and social media accounts have sprung up since the election. Most are good, but some are better.

What Do I Do About Trump, an all-volunteer effort, stands out for its depth and breadth. It’s the digital equivalent of a Trump resistance supermarket, except it’s a supermarket where half the aisles are full of cool stuff you heard of once and forgot about, or had no idea existed.

The site also stands apart from its competitors for offering two dedicated sections of note:

Inspiring Friends, which explicitly recognizes the value of recruiting your friends to join you in your activism

Protect Yourself, which gives you resources on how to protect yourself “if some of Trump’s campaign promises become reality”.

Fair warning: Set aside an afternoon and get your bookmarking finger ready. You’ll be disappearing down the rabbit hole, in a good way.

 

Visit the whatdoidoabouttrump site:

http://whatdoidoabouttrump.com

 

Like whatdoidoabouttrump on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/WhatDoIDoAboutTrump

 

Follow it on Twitter:

@WDIDAboutTrump

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Get Ready. 2018 is Sooner than You Think.

Read this Vox piece on how the Republican party went from a smoking ruin in January 2009 to controlling the House, the Senate, the Presidency, and dozens of state legislatures eight years later.

If they did it, the Democrats can do it. Stepping up and voting in the 2018 midterms will be key.

http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/1/3/13976258/midterm-elections-2018-explained

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Join the Resurgent Left and Support Its Candidates for Office

Join the Resurgent Left, a non-connected PAC, and consider supporting its candidates for office. 

Here’s the number one reason why you should get on board with the Resurgent Left: They believe in the 50 State Strategy and they’re committed to making it work.

From a March 27 blog post on the Resurgent Left site, titled The 50-State Strategy Manifesto:

“We can win seats, we can help candidates up the ballot, and we can put full-court pressure on Republicans. And there’s principle here: if the Republicans want any seat, at any level of government, anywhere in the United States, they should have to fight for it. That’s what democracy is about. It is incumbent upon us to make them fight for it. Make them scratch and claw for county clerk seats. For school board seats. Mayor and city council. State representative.

Even if we’re wrong and we cannot win any seats in these states we’ve assumed to be forever red, it’s still worth it to put pressure on Republicans in every corner and make them spend their money to retain seats. It still means they’ll have less resources to spare in purple and blue states.

We cannot afford to hand over seats at any level of government. No more of that. From now on, it’s full court pressure. Win or lose, it’s time to give it our all.”

 

Yes, please. If the Democratic National Committee won’t embrace the 50 State Strategy, we’ll have to do it for them.

 

See the Resurgent Left’s web site:

https://www.theresurgentleft.org

 

Read its origin story:

https://www.theresurgentleft.org/our-story.html

 

Read about its handpicked candidates for office:

https://www.theresurgentleft.org/our-candidates.html

 

Donate to the Resurgent Left:

https://www.theresurgentleft.org/donate.html

 

Volunteer for the Resurgent Left:

https://www.theresurgentleft.org/volunteer.html

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Read, Memorize, and Act on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s 10 Ways to Fight Hate

Read, memorize, and act on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s piece, 10 Ways to Fight Hate.

Posted after the events of Charlottesville, the SPLC piece gives you ten things you can do to resist the cultural changes that neo-Nazis and white supremacists are trying to create with the passive, if not sometimes active, help of Trump and his administration.

The full list is:

Act

Join Forces

Support the Victims

Speak Up

Educate Yourself

Create an Alternative

Pressure Leaders

Stay Engaged

Teach Acceptance

Dig Deeper

 

The most important thing is to act–to do something, to not sit mute in the face of hate. The SPLC put “act” first on the list for a reason. Silence reads as compliance and even approval to those who want to advance hate and intolerance. You have to say or do something when it shows its face to you.

If you are white, it is double-super-extra-mega-important for you to act. People of color and minorities have been carrying the burden of pushing back for too long. It is on white people to wield their privilege like a weapon for dismantling this corrosive bullshit.

You cannot stand by and assume someone else will pick up the slack. It is on you to do something. It is always on you to do something. Always. 

Know also that the Nazis did not stop until they were stop. Remember appeasement? Think of how we remember Neville Chamberlain? Yeah, don’t be Neville Chamberlain. You lose now AND you lose later.

The only way you win when dealing with Nazis, fascists, and those who would carry their banners is to stop them right away. Give them no quarter and no comfort. Shut them down, just like the people of Boston shut down the so-called Free Speech Rally on August 19, when at least 20,000 anti-racist protestors showed up to find 20 neo-Nazis, fascists, and white supremacists.

Read the SPLC’s Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide:

https://www.splcenter.org/20170814/ten-ways-fight-hate-community-response-guide

 

Donate to the SPLC:

https://donate.splcenter.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=463

 

Like its Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/SPLCenter

 

Follow the SPLC on Twitter:

@splcenter

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Subscribe to Rogan’s List and Keep Busy

Subscribe to the Rogan’s List blog, and get to work. 

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, almost every day, from actions to tools to organizations to join, and more. Are you extra-eager to do more? Start here. The newest Rogan’s post tends to go live around 9 am EST.

See Rogan’s List blog, and subscribe (plug your email address into the slot above Rogan’s picture and below the shot of the to-do list):

http://roganslist.blogspot.com