This OTYCD piece originally ran in May 2018. It has been updated for 2019.
Plan to wear orange on June 7 to support National Gun Violence Awareness Day, and see if there’s a Wear Orange Weekend event near you.
The Wear Orange movement is an effort championed by Everytown for Gun Safety, but not started by it. The movement began with those who mourned the death of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, who was killed in Chicago in 2013 one week after she participated in President Obama’s second inaugural parade. They donned orange in her honor, and orange became the color of the anti-gun violence movement.
Several #WearOrange events have been planned across the country to raise awareness about gun violence and demand a safer world. They include parades, barbecues, rallies, marches, and more.
To find an event near you, enter your zip code into the search engine at this link:
And of course you can follow the #WearOrange hashtag on social media.
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Join a vigil to Confront Corruption at sundown on Wednesday, July 18, 2018.
This event was planned before Monday’s Helsinki summit, and before Trump revealed himself to be so clearly under the control of Vladimir Putin.
We’re cheating a little by putting out two posts today–the now-standard weekly post demanding that Trump actually enforce and support sanctions against Russia (by which we mean earlier ones that passed Congress 530-5 in a bill that Trump signed but has pretty much ignored, not the fresh round of sanctions citizens are asking for in the wake of Helsinki).
As of the night of Monday July 16, 2018, citizens began gathering in Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C., to protest Trump’s horrific performance and demand that he go.
Those outside D.C. who are hungry to display their disgust have helped spread the word about this protest, which is a joint effort of dozens of groups, including MoveOn, March for Truth, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), Stand Up America, Lawyers for Good Governance, and more.
Find a vigil near you by typing your zip code into this search engine:
See the main Confront Corruption and Defend Democracy page:
See its About page:
IMPORTANT. Topher Spiro, a senior policy fellow at the Center for American Progress, tweeted on May 15:
INTEL: Several GOP Senators have privately said this recess is the test – if they get blowback at home, they’ll tell McConnell it’s over.
From May 29 through June 3, Congress will be in recess. Please use the tool below, designed by the Town Hall Project 2018, to find an event near you and speak out against Trumpcare.
You know how important it is to attend Town Hall meetings, public forums, and other events where your members of Congress appear in person to speak with their constituents and take questions.
Some clever, determined, energetic people have created the Town Hall Project 2018. It evolved from a spreadsheet of all the events scheduled by MoCs, be they Town Hall meetings, district office hours, ticketed events, or conference call-Town Halls. Now all you have to do is plug in your zip code and voila! It’ll show you all the relevant events happening within 75 miles.
Save this tool for tracking events where your members of Congress will take your questions and meet with you:
Like the Town Hall Project 2018 Facebook page:
Follow the Town Hall Project 2018 on Twitter at the handle below and the #TownHallProject2018 hashtag: