Session One: How to Communicate Our Values in Political Advocacy
This session featuring communications expert, activist, historian, and Harvard Professor Timothy Patrick McCarthy draws on the political history of the United States to explore how activists have used valued-based communication to galvanize support for political and social movements. Reading list. Visit Resistance School on Facebook and follow upcoming sessions live.
- Mobilize and organize our communities (Session Two)
- Structure and build capacity for action (Session Three)
- Sustain the resistance long-term (Session Four)
A very useful guide related to our key function: effectively interacting with members of Congress.
Our guiding document. A step-by-step guide for individuals, groups, and organizations looking to replicate the Tea Party’s success in getting Congress to listen to a small, vocal, dedicated group of constituents. The guide is intended to be equally useful for stiffening Democratic spines and weakening pro-Trump Republican resolve
A fabulous resource from the nationwide group that wrote the guide. Scroll down and sign up to receive regular updates by email.
Donald Trump’s administration has thrown out longstanding ethical norms, put private interests before the public interest, and opened unprecedented opportunities for government officials to enrich themselves at taxpayer expense. A 20-page report from Common Cause examines the ethics of President Trump, his family, and his administration.
Find the swing congressional districts closest to your zip code which we need to hold or flip in the 2018 mid-terms. (hint: the “swingiest” district in the country is within easy driving distance of the Lower Cape)
Midwest Academy is an organization which provides training to advance progressive movements and change, and their book, Organizing for Social Change, discusses everything from fundraising to letter writing and meetings with MOCs to types of actions and planning successful meetings and actions. The entire book (available for purchase on Amazon) provides an extremely useful and comprehensive introductory resource for activism, but you can also download a PDF of excerpts from the book.