Invest Some Time in Making Change
“Facebook likes and Twitter retweets can't create the change you want to see. Calling your Government on the phone can. Spend 5 minutes, make 5 calls.”
Phone calls are the best way (other than an in-person office visit) to effect change by contacting your representatives. Sign up for this phone app (or login online) and choose the topic you would like to call your representatives about. Enter your zip code and topic you are interested in, and the website will direct you to contact information for your Members of Congress. You will even be given a suggested script for your phone call. Fast and easy to do.
“All you have to do is text the word DAILY to the number 228466 (A-C-T-I-O-N). You’ll be prompted to enter your ZIP code and that’s it—you’re signed up. You will subsequently receive one text message every workday about an issue that we have determined to be urgent based on where you live. You tap on the phone number in your message, listen to a short recording about that day’s issue, and from there you’ll be automatically routed to your Senator, member of Congress, or other relevant elected official. In 90 seconds, you can conscientiously object and be done with it. You can make the phone calls when you’re walking to the bus stop, or waiting in line for your morning latte. One touch of the phone and you’re done.”
We Are the 65
"Over 65 million Americans rejected Donald Trump on Election Day. What if we came together every day to fight for our vision of a diverse, inclusive America? Together, we can use our voices to remind Congress that they work for all of us.
We are The 65. Join us and call your legislators today!"
Find Local Events and Actions
Access a comprehensive calendar of local events and action through Allison Ambrose at the PACG Action center.
(click on Action Center)
The group that brought us the January 21, 2017 Women’s March with 5 million participants in Washington, D.C. and around the country/world has a 10 Actions / 100 Days campaign. Sign up to be notified of upcoming actions.
MoveOn.org has periodic Ready to Resist conference phone calls on Sunday nights. Go to their website to join in the next call or to find archives of previous calls.
Volunteer with a Local Organization
Sign up with a local organization that is working on an issue you care about. Working together with others magnifies your efforts. PACG or any of the organizations listed in this handbook can help you make the most of any time you are willing to spend, and will benefit from your ideas and passion.