(And Snapped and ‘grammed and tweeted…)
And it’s more important than ever that you get involved.
The first 100 days of the Trump presidency have begun and to describe it as unsettling only begins to scratch the surface. Not even a full 72 hours in, and Trump has already signed an executive order to kick off his “repeal and replace” policy of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), which could leave millions of Americans without health insurance; shut down the Interior Department’s Twitter accounts (they’ve since been reactivated) because they tweeted photos that Trump didn’t like — photos showing the low turnout of his inauguration; delivered a dystopian-novelesque inaugural speech; and attempted to make “alternative facts” a thing.
But we, the people, run this motha, and yesterday’s Women’s March was just the beginning of our show of force. #TeamSesi was live and direct from the D.C. march, and the throngs of like-minded people — of ALL ethnicities, ages, religions, and gender identities — numbered half a milli! Combined with sister marches in every single state and on six continents, the Women’s March was the largest protest in U.S. history — Politics USA estimates 2.9 million global citizens showed up and showed out in solidarity.
Yesterday, we marched. Today and every day after, we fight. Getting ready for that next phase of resistance is easy, too. Start with the Women’s March’s newest campaign: “10 Actions for the first 100 Days.” Every ten days, the Women’s March crew will release a new action for you to join. First on deck: Print the postcard design directly from their website — or design your own — and fill it with a message that tells your senators how you feel about an important issue. Write as many post cards as you want, and get your friends and fam to make them, too. Then, snap a photo of your card and post it to social media, and finally, stamp it and mail it to your senators.
To stay on that activism tip every other day in between, you can:
- Boycott all things Trump and Trump-connected
- Join activism groups such as the ACLU, the NAACP, Planned Parenthood, and the Southern Poverty Law Center, or start one in your school.
- Fight fake news, and supporting real journalism by subscribing to Sesi and any other newspaper or magazine that’s not afraid to report what’s real.
- Step up your social media game. Stay on top of real news from credible sources and share.
- Squad up with your crew, and create your own action plans. For inspo, look here and here and here.