Resources for Activism
How to find your representatives in Congress
To remind oneself of how the legislative process works and how bills become laws, the Library of Congress -Thomas site provides a explanation of how laws are made (PDF version here); a shorter outline is offered by this wikipedia article.
The Library of Congress -Thomas site also offers a variety of search filters to search for legislation that has been enacted, passed or is current.
Another route is to view the legislative record through the Congressional Record which provides the official record of debates and hearings of both the House of Representatives and the Senate. GovTrak not only tracks legislation but also provides the opportunity to debate legislative issues and to explore resources relating to the Congress.
How to find Committees and Committee members
The full listings of House of Representative Committees and Senate Committees are starting points for following legislation. It is also useful to consult the files of these Committees of the to find details of legislation passed, under debate, as well as records. In some cases webcasts of hearings are available.
Activist guides and action planning
Democrats Abroad. Congressional Call Storm
DAUK Women's Caucus. Take Action
Indivisible Guide: “A practical guide for resisting the Trump Agenda; former congressional staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen,”
American Civil Liberties Union. People Power https://go.peoplepower.org/
Indivisible Abroad Public page. There is also a secret group (ie you have to be invited to join)
Other useful sources
Flippable. Focusing on elections: “our mission is to turn America blue by building a movement to flip seats”.
Swing Left. Focusing on swing districts and connecting people in/outside those districts in order to win these seats in 2018.
Mulligan, Patti. “Five ways to be a silent Trump protestor” November 23,2016. has some useful links.
Holland, Joshua “Your Guide to the Sprawling New Anti-Trump Resistance Movement” The Nation. February 6, 2017
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