Don’t forget to take care of yourself during this stressful time. That includes meditating, going for a hike, eating well, taking care of your mental and physical health needs, and hugging kittens & puppies. Also, for some of us, there is a real an actual fear of losing access to certain services and rights in January.
- Oh Crap? What Now! Survival Guide – A crowdsourced collection of health, legal and safety plans and resources, plus social, digital and economic security resources that are urgent now.
Concrete Suggestions in Preparation for January – A collaborative Google Doc organized by demographic.
- The Doc of All Docs: Resources, Job Opps, Representatives to Call, Places to Boycott, Etc. – A comprehensive Google Doc compiling resources from around the web.
Self-Care & Self-Protection:
- A 70-Day Web Security Action Plan for Artists and Activists Under Siege by Candace Williams (Medium)
- Surveillance Self Defense Against The Trump Administration by Micah Lee (The Intercept)
- Autocracy: Rules for Survival by Masha Gessen (New York Review of Books)
- What Totalitarianism Looks Like by Christopher Lebron (Boston Review)
- Where to Begin by Sarah Gerard (Hazlitt)
- May We Be Well: A Note on Trauma and Self Care for Anyone Currently Engaging in Protest by Allison Carter (Entropy)
- Trans Relief Project and Trans Passport Fees Donation Project – Two projects helping trans people get federal documentation before the rules possibly change under a Trump presidency.
- Navigating Bureaucracy: For Trans People, A Buddy System – A peer-to-peer support network providing emotional and logistical support for trans people navigating the healthcare system.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources, and best practices for professionals. Call at 1-800-273-8255.
- Trans Lifeline – A hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people, welcoming the call of any transgender person in need. Call at (877) 565-8860.
- The Trevor Project – The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people ages 13-24. Call at (866) 488-7386.
Advocacy, Allyship, & Intervention:
- Speak Up: Responding to Everyday Bigotry (Southern Poverty Law Center)
- Ten Ways To Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide (Southern Poverty Law Center)
- Post-Election: Recommendations for School Administrators, Educators, Counselors, and Undocumented Students by Carolina Valdivia (My Undocumented Life)
- A Bystander’s Guide to Standing up Against Islamophobic Harassment (and Other Types of Harassment, Too) by Maddy Myers (The Mary Sue)
- How to Convince Someone When Facts Fail by Michael Shermer (Scientific American)
- Resources for Intervention & Deescalation – A site compiling readable, watchable, and actionable resources related to bystander intervention and deescalation.
- Opportunities for White People in the Fight for Racial Justice: Moving from Actor → Ally → Accomplice – A guide that supports White people in acting for racial justice.
Resources for Action:
- Find Your Representative – The easiest way to find your member of the House of Representatives.
- Who are my representatives? – Another helpful tool helping you find representatives at all levels of local, state, and national government.
- Template Letters to Send Government Officials – Downloadable, personalizable templates opposing the president-elect, the electoral college, DAPL, and supporting LGBTQ+ rights.
- “We’re His Problem Now” Calling Sheet – Collaborative resource for calling your Senator/Representative, including script and weekly call to action.
- 99 Ways to Fight Trump – A long list of potential actions, from joining a union to satirical tweeting to turning photos of Trump into kittens.
- The Anti-Inauguration: Building Resistance in the Trump Era – Free ebook from Verso Books featuring contributions by Naomi Klein, Owen Jones, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Jeremy Scahill, and Anand Gopal.
- How to Effectively Lobby Your Congressperson by Emily Ellsworth (The Slot)
- How to Call Your Reps When You Have Social Anxiety by Cordelia McGee-Tubb (Echo Through the Fog)
- 7 extremely useful sites and apps to help you organize in Trump’s America by Heather Dockray (Mashable)
- Back of the Yards: Lessons from a Community Organizer on Building Political Power by Michael Gecan (Boston Review)
- If You’re in the Fight, Get Ready to Do the Work by Melissa Chadburn (Dame Magazine)
- Tracking Congress In The Age Of Trump – An updating tally of how often every member of the House and the Senate votes with or against the president.
- Your Guide to the Sprawling New Anti-Trump Resistance Movement by Joshua Holland (The Nation)
- False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and Satirical “News” Sources – A Google Doc helping you decide which news sources to trust.
- From startling insight to random insult: A guide to the uses and misuses of “fake news” by Phil Torres (Salon)
- Support Journalism: A List (PEN Center USA)
- How to Do Journalism in Trump’s America by Michael Massing (The Nation)
- PEN America’s Free Expression Page
Other News-Aggregating Sites:
- Donald Trump Is Corrupt AF – A website that tracks charges of corruption against Trump.
- What Has Trump Done – A simple and helpful website that keeps track of Trump’s actions day-by-day.
- The Donald Trump Cabinet Tracker – A tool from The Atlantic keeping track of Trump’s cabinet nominees and their confirmation status.
Suggestions on who to follow:
- Shaun King (@ShaunKing)
- Porochista Khakpour (@PKhakpour)
- Lidia Yuknavitch (@LidiaYuknavitch)
- Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt)
- ACLU (@ACLU)
- Michael Moore (@MMFlint)
- Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko)
- Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee)
- Roxane Gay (@rgay)
- Morgan Parker (@morganapple)
- Lindy West (@thelindywest)
- Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome)
- Candace Williams (@TeacherC)
- Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior)
- The DJT Resistance (@TheDJTR)