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Attend a #SaveSCOTUS Event Between Monday July 9 and Friday, July 13, 2018

Attend a #SaveSCOTUS event between Monday, July 9, and Friday, July 13, 2018.

 

Team Trump intends to announce the name of its Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) nominee on Monday, July 9, 2018.

 

A team of organizations, headed by the good folks at Indivisible, have planned a week-long series of actions to protest the nominee, who will no doubt be a hard-right extremist.

 

See the website below to find an event near you:

http://savescotus.indivisible.org

 

 

Download the #SaveSCOTUS toolkit, which includes tips on how to plan a local #SaveSCOTUS event:

https://savescotus.indivisible.org/toolkit/

 

 

Visit Indivisible’s main website:

https://www.indivisible.org

 

 

Donate to the Indivisible Project:

https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/indivisibleproject?refcode=homepage

 

 

Like the Indivisible Guide on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/indivisibleguide/

 

 

Follow the Indivisible Guide on Twitter:

@IndivisibleTeam

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See When the March For Our Lives Summer Tour Will Be Near You

See when the March For Our Lives summer tour will come to a city near you.

 

Between June and August 2018, March For Our Lives–the advocacy group created by survivors of the Valentine’s Day shooting at Margery Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida–is conducting its Road to Change tour.

 

They intend to register as many young people to vote as possible and encourage them to come out and vote in the 2018 midterm elections, which take place on Tuesday, November 6.

 

The tour started in Chicago on June 15 and will make more than 50 stops in more than 20 states. It will also hold events in all 27 of Florida’s Congressional districts.

 

As we prepare this post, only the June dates are listed on the March For Our Lives website, with a note that July and August dates are “coming soon.”

 

June stops will focus on the American midwest and will include St. Louis, Missouri; Sioux City, Iowa; Janesville, Wisconsin (home of Speaker of the House, Republican Paul Ryan); Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Bismarck, North Dakota, among others.

 

See the link to Road to Change tour dates:

https://marchforourlives.com/tour/

 

 

See the main page for March For Our Lives:

https://marchforourlives.com

 

 

See its Take Action page:

https://marchforourlives.com/take-action/

 

Subscribe to One Thing You Can Do by clicking the button on the upper right of the page. And tell your friends about the blog!

 

Donate to the March For Our Lives Action Fund:

https://marchforourlives.com/donate/

 

 

Register to vote through March For Our Lives:

https://marchforourlives.com/vote-for-our-lives/

 

 

Like March For Our Lives on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/marchforourlives

 

 

Follow it on Twitter:

@AMarch4OurLives

 

 

Read news stories about the unveiling of the March for Change tour:

https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/16/us/parkland-students-tour-chicago-rally/index.html?utm_source=twCNN&utm_medium=social&utm_content=2018-06-17T01%3A30%3A11&utm_term=image

https://www.npr.org/2018/06/16/620486174/parkland-survivors-launch-tour-to-register-young-voters-and-get-them-out-in-nove?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20180616

 

 

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Join a Families Belong Together Protest on Saturday, June 30, 2018

Join a Families Belong Together protest near you on Saturday, June 30, 2018.

 

So! Since the Families Belong Together events on Thursday, June 14, 2018, we’ve learned more about the effects of Team Trump’s policy of separating families at the border.

 

It’s bad. And as of the morning of June 19, there’s still a lot we don’t know, such as where the girls, toddlers, and babies.

 

If you had to miss the initial round of Families Belong Together events (understandable, since they were on a weekday and were short-notice), here’s your chance.

 

MoveOn.org, a large, 20-year-old progressive advocacy organization, is coordinating the events.

 

To find an event near you, type your zip code into this link:

https://act.moveon.org/event/families-belong-together/search/?action_id=265126845&akid=.37631507.geQWu-&ar=1&rd=1

 

Many events are listed and more are being added. If there isn’t one close enough to you, check the link daily for updates. You can also volunteer to plan an event.

 

In addition, you can check MoveOn.org’s News page:

https://front.moveon.org/blog/

 

Also, follow MoveOn.org (@MoveOn) and Ben Wikler (@benwikler) on Twitter. Wikler is the Washington, D.C. director of MoveOn.org.

 

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Join a Families Belong Together Event Near You on Thursday, June 14, 2018

Join a Families Belong Together event near you on Thursday, June 14, 2018, and protest the Trump administration’s policy of separating migrant families at the border.

 

Trump has done a lot of horrible things since he took office. But one of the most horrible, if not the most horrible, is his administration’s new policy of separating migrant families when they arrive at the U.S. border.

 

Past administrations have had to separate families sometimes, but they did what they could to avoid it. Trump, despite his protestations that he’s enforcing what he calls a “Democrat” policy, is pursuing a new, sick invention from his own sick-minded minions.

 

If you read OTYCD, you’ve already called your members of Congress to demand action. If you feel the need to muster–and believe us, we feel it too–mark Thursday, June 14 on your calendar.

 

Families Belong Together is planning protests in Washington, D.C. and several states to call attention to the flagrantly immoral and pointlessly cruel policy that the Trump administration is pursuing through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), among others.

 

To find an event near you, plug your zip code into this search engine:

http://map.familiesbelong.org/search.php

 

Know, however, that the search function does not allow you to include a mile span. If you get no results, you’ll need to scroll down and see the “All Events” list.

 

As of June 5, 2018, the organizers were working on events in about 50 cities across the country.

 

 

See the homepage for Families Belong Together:

https://familiesbelong.org

 

 

See information for the main event in Washington, D.C.:

https://actionnetwork.org/events/families-belong-together-rally-dc

 

 

Donate to the Families Belong Together event:

https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/families-belong-together-familias-unidas-no-divididas

 

 

Like it on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/familiesbelong

 

 

Follow it on Twitter:

@familiesbelong

 

 

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Support National Die-in Day on June 12, 2018

Support National Die-in Day on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, and attend the event in Washington, D.C., if you can. 

 

National Die-in Day is the brainchild of two young Orlando, Florida natives, Amanda Fugleberg and Frank Kravchuk. It will take place on the second anniversary of the shooting at the Pulse nightclub, which killed 49.

 

As of late May, the event is planned for Washington, D.C., with no satellite events announced. It will take place in front of the Capitol building and will begin with a rally for gun reform at 10:30 am and culminate in a 12-minute die-in at noon. The timespan was chosen because it lasts 700 seconds, which represents how many have died in mass shootings since the attack at Pulse.

 

 

In addition to joining the event and boosting the #NationalDieInDay hashtag, you can donate to a GoFundMe set up for the event:

https://www.gofundme.com/nationaldiein?member=215408

 

 

You can also like the National Die-in Day Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/National-Die-In-Day-1798187990238689/

 

 

And you can follow it on Twitter:

@NationalDieIn

 

 

Read about plans for the June 12 National Die-in:

https://www.advocate.com/crime/2018/5/26/two-years-after-pulse-massacre-national-die-planned-dc

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/may/21/us-gun-control-protest-high-school-die-in-day

 

 

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Organize a March For Our Lives: 50 Miles More Event in Your State (If You’re a High School Student)

Are you a student? Organize a March for Our Lives: 50 Miles More event in your state.

 

In late March 2018, a group of about 50 high school students in Wisconsin marched from Madison to Janesville, the home base of Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, to protest Congressional inaction on common-sense gun laws.

 

The students were inspired by March for Our Lives, the movement started by the survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas attack in Parkland, Florida, as well as the 1965 Selma to Montgomery civil rights march, which spanned 54 miles.

 

Their website states the following demands:

  • Military-style weapons, and all weapons of war, should be banned from civilian society.
  • All accessories that turn semi-automatic weapons into automatic weapons, such as bump stocks, should be banned.
  • Four day waiting period on all gun purchases.
  • Require background checks on all gun sales.
  • Raise the legal purchasing age of all guns to 21.

 

The Wisconsinites completed their march on March 28. Now they’re asking their peers in other states to follow their example and host similar events before the mid-term elections in 2018.

 

If you are a high school student who wants to plan a march in your home state, fill out the form on the page below, and someone will contact you:

 

Host your own #50MilesMore march:

https://50milesmore.org/host-march/

 

 

See the main 50 Miles More website:

https://50milesmore.org

 

 

See the 50 Miles More Mission Statement:

https://50milesmore.org/about-us/#50MM-MISSION

 

 

See the 50 Miles More Policy Demands page:

https://50milesmore.org/about-us/#50MM-POLICYDEMANDS

 

 

Subscribe to One Thing You Can Do by clicking the blue button on the upper right or checking the About & Subscribe page. And tell your friends about the blog!

 

 

Donate to 50 Miles More:

https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/donate-support-50-miles-more-march-for-our-lives?source=direct_link&

 

 

Like 50 Miles More on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/50MilesMore/

 

 

Follow it on Twitter:

@50MilesMore

 

 

Read about the original Wisconsin 50 Miles More march:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/03/27/wisconsin-students-marching-50-miles-paul-ryans-hometown-action-gun-laws/461407002/

 

 

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Support the New Poor People’s Campaign, Which Furthers the Work of Martin Luther King Jr.

Support the revived Poor People’s Campaign, which will carry on the work that Martin Luther King Jr. was advocating in the months and years before his 1968 assassination.

 

Led by Rev. Dr William Barber II, creator of the Moral Mondays movement in North Carolina, the new Poor People’s Campaign will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the original by updating and carrying on its efforts to improve the lives of the poor on many fronts–fighting racism, improving access to jobs, health care, and housing, and more. It will also take aim at cultural tropes that blame the poor for their poverty.

 

The new Poor People’s Campaign, a nonpartisan, peaceful movement, will begin on Mother’s Day–Sunday May 13, 2018–with events in at least 25 states as well as Washington, D.C.

 

For each of six weeks, the campaign will highlight a different injustice, starting with child poverty. The program will culminate in a mobilization at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on June 21, but it will represent the first major event in the revived campaign.

 

 

See the Poor People’s Campaign website:

https://poorpeoplescampaign.org

 

 

Read about its Fundamental Principles:

https://poorpeoplescampaign.org/index.php/fundamental-principles/

 

 

Learn about Dr. King’s vision for the original Poor People’s Campaign of the late 1960s:

https://poorpeoplescampaign.org/index.php/poor-peoples-campaign-1968/

 

 

Donate to the Poor People’s Campaign:

https://poorpeoplescampaign.org/index.php/donate/

 

 

Subscribe to One Thing You Can Do by clicking the blue button on the upper right or checking the About & Subscribe page. And tell your friends about the blog!

 

 

Like the Poor People’s Campaign on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/anewppc/

 

 

Follow it on Twitter:

@UniteThePoor

 

 

Read a story from The Root on the new Poor People’s Campaign:

https://www.theroot.com/moral-revival-of-america-modern-day-poor-people-s-ca-1821032951?utm_source=theroot_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

 

 

Read another article from The Root on Barber leaving the presidency of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP to lead the new Poor People’s Campaign:

https://www.theroot.com/rev-william-barber-ii-legendary-civil-rights-leader-1795137036

 

Marches and Protests

Keep Going to Protests. They Piss Trump Off.

This OTYCD entry originally posted in June 2017.

Keep going to protests. Seeing big crowds arrayed against him annoys the everloving crap out of Trump.

Protests cost time and money. Making signs, transportation, parking, seasonal weather gear–it all adds up. And it can be tough and anxiety-provoking to join a big crowd in a public place in a major city.

Keep doing it. It works. And think about joining the planning or fundraising committees of future protests.

In late April, Vox did a piece called 4 rules for making a protest work, according to experts. The link to the full story is below, but here’s a key passage:

 

The longer and louder a protest persists, the more likely the government is to take action.

Daniel Q. Gillion, a sociologist at the University of Pennsylvania and author of The Political Power of Protest, has focused his career on figuring out whether a protest can make a real change. “The answer is that it does,” he says.

But it’s not that easy. Conservatives can point to the current mass gatherings and smear them as fringe — unruly mobs of political correctness gone wild. A “protest can embolden politicians to stay the course, and conservative politicians like Trump might be emboldened,” said Gillion.

For a protest to spur change, he finds, it has to become unignorable.

In his studies of decades’ worth of minority activism, Gillion has identified several factors that are key to upping a protest’s salience and, in turn, making real political change.

They include:

  • Whether the protest lasts longer than a day
  • If there are more than 100 people involved
  • If police were present
  • If political organizations were attached to the protest
  • If there were arrests, injuries, or reports of property damage
  • Whether a death occurred

 

Obviously, we’ll all want to continue to avoid the last two on that list, but please continue to come out to protest, and look for protests that fit the first four criteria. We at OTYCD will continue to alert you to nationwide protests of note.

 

Also, here’s a Politico article from around the same time that shows that the protests get under Trump’s onion-thin skin:

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/04/donald-trump-protesters-237303

 

And here is the full article from Vox:

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/1/31/14430584/protest-trump-strategies-experts

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Join the Second Annual March for Science on Saturday, April 14, 2018

Join the Second Annual March for Science on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

 

Scientists, scientifically literate folks, and plain ‘ol fans of science gathered across the world last year to protest Trump and his administration’s disdain for facts and evidence.

 

The first March for Science was a marked success and arguably had the best and funniest signs of any of the 2017 protest marches.

 

The March for Science is back for 2018, and as of early March 2018, more than 70 satellite marches had been scheduled for Saturday, April 14, 2018.

 

In places as far-flung as Nigeria, people will gather to stand up for science and demand our elected officials support science and make good use of its discoveries.

 

 

Find a satellite March for Science event near you:

https://www.marchforscience.com/2018

 

 

Donate to the March for Science:

https://www.marchforscience.com/donate

 

 

Volunteer for the March for Science:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfY4n9nTYo3uvzlpa2WqBl-B52gAwRjUnGiP0eEOnsX9SG44w/viewform

 

 

Subscribe to One Thing You Can Do by clicking the button on the upper right of the page. And tell your friends about the blog!

 

 

See the data on the first March for Science, held in 2017 on all seven continents:

https://www.marchforscience.com/by-the-numbers

 

 

Like the March for Science on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/marchforscience/

 

 

Follow the March for Science on Twitter:

@ScienceMarchDC

 

 

Download March for Science posters:

https://www.marchforscience.com/march-posters

 

 

Pre-order the book Science Not Silence: Voices of the March for Science Movement:

https://www.marchforscience.com/book

 

 

Buy March for Science merch:

https://www.marchforscience.com/shop

 

 

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Join the Second Annual Tax March on Sunday, April 15, 2018

Join the second annual Tax March on Sunday, April 15, 2018.

 

Last year, the focus was on urging Donald Trump to release his tax returns, which he’d promised to do as a candidate but had failed to fulfill.

 

Well, as of the time of writing, now-President Trump still hasn’t released his tax returns, and he has since signed a lousy, destructive tax bill that benefits big corporations and the already wealthy at the expense of the middle class, the working class, and the poor.

 

Please come out a second time to demand that Trump release his tax returns AND demand the repeal of the Trump Tax Bill.

 

 

Find a Trump Tax March near you (dates prior to Sunday, April 15 might reflect events for the Repeal the Trump Tax Tour):

https://taxmarch.org/events/?source=rtttemail20180315

 

 

See the main Trump Tax March page:

https://taxmarch.org

 

 

Sign up for updates on the Trump Tax March (scroll all the way to the bottom):

https://taxmarch.org/about/

 

 

Donate to the Trump Tax March:

https://www.crowdrise.com/taxmarch2018

 

 

Buy Trump Tax March merch:

https://store.taxmarch.org

 

 

Like the Trump Tax March on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/taxmarch/

 

 

Follow it on Twitter:

@taxmarch