Understand your resources. Examine the news, look at it critically, and use your brain to help decide what is facts, what you believe, and what you won’t. It has always been important to approach your sources critically, but now it becomes even more so. Comparative Geeks provides some good information about approaching news.
Resources for a Resistance – this resistance database includes contacts for representatives, information about the positions of various representatives, sample scripts (calling, mailing, and tweeting!)
Congressman Jerry Nadler has created a document: How We Resist Trump and His Extreme Agenda.
Don’t let yourself fall into normalizing the situation.
One recommendation is to keep a list of the things that may be subtly changing in order to remember what has changed. Amy Siskind (President and Co-Founder of The New Agenda) is keeping a weekly list that is worth visiting.
Understanding Important Concepts
Intersectional Feminism for Beginners – information about the basics of Intersectional Feminism (and much more)
Intersectionality – information about what this term means, and a series of articles exploring the importance of keeping this as part of our understanding of feminism (and, really, it extends far beyond feminism).
Privilege is another hot-button word, and an important concept to understand as we continue in our fight for equality and justice.
Gaslighting is a process of psychological manipulation, commonly appearing in conversations around domestic abuse. However, it can also be seen played out on larger stages – such as our current political situation.
Standing Up against Hate
How do we Stand Up Against Hate – guides on being an active bystander and how to stand up against hate?
Violence takes many forms – it is not always physical and it’s important to understand the levels of violence, and the impacts that they can have. The Violence Pyramid provides some information and visual representation about the forms of violence that we may be encountering.
It is important, in the face of all that is happening, to take care of yourself.
We are stronger together. Find a community that you can connect with!
Action Together Network is a great community, working hard to stand up and resist, including local groups, resources for advocacy and organization, and regular calls-to-action.