Democracy is not some abstract thing. Democracy is me, you, and us. Democracy is we the people. That is what that means. And here’s are ways to take action to keep democracy intact.
1.) Protest or support protesters
Looking to get outside today? Get a little fresh air—maybe by going to your local airport and protesting? But never put yourself in a position where you feel unsafe. You can also follow along on social media, sharing stories about what is happening.
2.) Donate to ACLU.
Better yet, have someone match that donation. There are many people who are matching donations to the ACLU. Fred and Joanne Wilson are doing so here. Simply make a donation and tweet your receipt. It’s easy! Lawyers rock—and they are the ones who are helping to uphold one of our governmental institutions, the hallmark of democracy.
3) Educate yourself on history and the art of political resistance.
We’re teaching a class on Fascism 101 and the Art of Political Resistance. Join us—details here. RSVP’s and membership needed for call in information.
4) Make plans today to visit your local Senator’s office tomorrow.
Showing up is better than calling which is better than emailing. But email is better than nothing! Learn more from the Indivisible Guide, here. Practice showing up. It gets easier. It is necessary.
5) Want to stay home and curl up in bed? Maybe catch up on some reading?
Try reading this—it may connect a lot of dots for you about the “Why”. And there is actually a big picture solution in this post—pop the carbon bubble as soon as possible. It’s already happening in Ireland and Germany.
Have more ideas for how to celebrate? Please leave them in the comments section below.