Let's get Involved!
- 5Calls.org: Want to call your representative but not sure how to frame your thoughts? An open source collaborative powered by volunteers, 5Calls.org makes it easy for you to pick up the phone by researching the issues for you, providing scripts and guidelines to reference when you call, and giving you real contact numbers for representatives and politicians. With a mission to make advocacy accessible, this app has powered over 850,000 calls to date. Download the app for iOS or Android here >
- VoicesforService.org: Created 14 years ago, Voices for National Service is a diverse coalition of national service supporters that research, advocate and lobby for maintaining and expanding service opportunities across the U.S. In recent efforts to make sure vital national service programs aren’t eliminated (like AmeriCorps), they have equipped engaged citizens with online tools to call or email their representatives. Follow #Stand4Service on social media and visit their Take Action page today.
- TinyHandsMail.com: Trying to make calls but only reaching full voicemail boxes? Want to send a postcard but you’re out of stamps? A husband and wife team out of Austin felt this pain and decided to do something about it. This site finds your representatives with a simple name or zip code search and then lets you type your message on your phone or computer (no more writer’s cramp!). Your message is mailed via USPS to the government official on a physical postcard. Postcards offer a concrete way for your voice to be heard, and unlike letters, they don’t require extended screening. In addition to the physical card, a digital copy of your postcard is saved, so you can share your message with others over social media.
- MoveOn.org: Almost 20 years old, MoveOn.org has grown into the largest, independent organizing group of digitally-connected activists in the country. Their interactive site helps you get educated on hot button issues, sign petitions, and take part in rapid-response political campaigning that makes a difference — visit MoveOn.org today.
- ResistanceRecess: Powered by MoveOn.org and DailyKos.com, ResistanceRecess empowers activists to learn more about events near them which they can attend to make their voice heard. ResistanceRecess was created to connect citizens with their congressional representatives while they are on their 2 week recess — it gives you tools to find forums, events and public appearances near you that your representative is having, as well as shares materials and guides for in-person activism — check out ResistanceRecess for the April break.
- NEW: We’ve just learned about Resistbot! Send a simple text and your own message gets printed to a letter which is sent to your choice government official. In their own words, let officials know you’re holding them accountable.
Are you good with words? If so, why not write a letter to the editor? The easiest way to do this is to write your letter in word or a text editor. When you're happy with it, save it and then post it to either (or both) of the local papers and/or the Atlanta Journal Constitution. For the local papers, go to this site - http://www.tribuneledgernews.com/
Click on the "Submit Letter" tab on the top left side of the screen. You probably have a better chance the Ledger News (the third line on the screen). Fill out the form and then copy and paste your letter into the box.
You can also email your letter to the AJC - the address to send to is : email@example.com Be sure to put in an eye-catching title and then copy and past your masterpiece into the message section of your email document and click the ole send button.
On your letters, be sure to include your phone number because if they're interested in publishing it, they call to verify that you wrote it.
Join Indivisible - a Democratic grass-roots movement of voter advocacy and involvement. All politics is local, so the saying goes. Network with other Democrats to make your/our voices heard. Go to one of the following to join and get involved:
Twitter: @indivisible_ga @indivisiblega11
Red Clay rebellion - firstname.lastname@example.org
Indivisible Cobb County FB - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1276600762418077/
You can download the manual at his link: https://www.indivisibleguide.com/ and this looks like a really good link with lots of informative info to get you started.
A new group that just formed out of the Women's March is called Cherokee Action Huddle and you can email them at:
Join or renew your ACLU membership at: https://www.aclu.org/ We now need the ACLU more than ever!