Progressive/Anti-Trump Activism


#41

I also signed up for SwingLeft to do what I can to help win back seats in the House in 2018. It assigns you the closest swing district to your zip code and adds you to a mailing list to help out with making sure it goes blue!


#42

@Andrew I signed up for Swing Left through “Getting Stuff Done NYS,” a politically active group that was once the NYS Pantsuit Nation (until they PN switched to story telling only). The closest district up in 2018 is across the State. I am not sure what I can do, but I will await instructions.


#43

[quote=“claudia.n.foley, post:38, topic:353, full:true”]
Thank you for that answer. I will try to find Australian petition websites or something similar to do just that, alas with Tony Abbott as prime minister though he is already in Trumps pocket. Will have to keep trying.
[/quote]Maybe I’m missing your meaning or something, but Tony Abbot isn’t the prime minister. He hasn’t been since 2015.

Though sadly, there is a large contingent of trump-supporter-alikes pushing shitbags like Hanson, Roberts, and other One Nation garbage.


#44

Ooops! Malcom Turnbull, had a brain fart.


#45

#46

@Andrew Via @jabrams007:

http://m.dailykos.com/story/2017/1/23/1623982/-swing-left-is-not-to-be-trusted-as-a-progressive-resource


#47

The article on Swing Left has been updated to reflect the organizers, so take another look.


#48

If anyone wants to know who to call and what to say. https://5calls.org/


#49

Robert Reich promoted this organization in his most recent Resistance Report. It seems like a better, mor organized version of Swing Left.

Check it out!


#50

NYS Assembly passed the Health Act designed to implement single payer in New York State.

Now the State Senate is the major hurdle. If you live in NY, CALL. The bill hasn’t been introduced yet this session, but it should be shortly. I’m tracking this legislation and will be calling every step of the process to support getting it introduced, out of committees, and onto the floor for a vote. Here’s some info: http://www.nyhcampaign.org/jan27call_in_day


#51

As a little resource dump, those who are active in current protests may wish to look into Street Medic resources;


http://melbsmc.org/street-medic-collective-starter-kit/
(The second link is an Australian Resource, but still useful.)

Obviously does not replace medical training, but something to keep in mind if things get nasty and if injuries occur.
Hopefully it does not come to this though.


#52

One likes to eat whole onions raw, the other doesn’t. :stuck_out_tongue:
Still trying to work out what prompted the One Nation resurgence. Possibly post Abbott being booted out with the combination of international events legitimising totalitarian ideals.


#53

[quote=“sK0pe, post:52, topic:353”]
Still trying to work out what prompted the One Nation resurgence. Possibly post Turnbull being booted out with the combination of international events legitimising totalitarian ideals.
[/quote]Partially the rise of Trump emboldening the shitbags, partially an Australian mirror of the same nazi dickheads on the internet that helped push Trump to prominence.


#54

I’m going to watch this tonight:

I’ll report back.


#55

I’m going to a protest this evening. Because I’m in England it’s more about Theresa May’s need to condemn Trump’s specific country travel ban. This sort of thing could start a war and damned if I’m going to be on the wrong side of it.


#56

I would cry but there aren’t enough tears.


#57

A buddy of mine is offering a free digital sketch for anyone that donates at least $25 USD to the ACLU. He is a digital artist working in Boston. You can contact him at Greg Melo on Facebook or at http://pixelpulp.tumblr.com


#58

Good. Saving the crying means all the more time to fight, and time to learn from the mistakes the Americans have made.


#59

Aussie-land seems like a good place as any to hang a hat while this whole thing implodes. No-one’s gonna fuck with ya.


#60

[quote=“SWATrous, post:59, topic:353, full:true”]
Aussie-land seems like a good place as any to hang a hat while this whole thing implodes. No-one’s gonna fuck with ya.
[/quote]Fair, but be cautious. We’re not without our own tropical nazi shitbags in need of a slapping.