How to resist fascism, in 5 minutes a day

It only takes a couple minutes a day to make a huge change in the the future of the country. It can seem overwhelming or futile, but in truth it’s neither!

Here are a few small things you can do. You don’t need to be extroverted, organized, or politically connected. Pick something off this list and make it part of your daily routine:

  1. The most effective thing you can do is join your local Indivisible group. Search by zipcode on that site, or google “indivisible [your state, city, or congressional district]”. You’ll get a daily action tailored to your locale. Most only take a minute to complete. No Indivisible group in your area? Try 5Calls, where you input your zip code and get personalized call scripts for your elected officials.
  2. Sign up for ResistBot, a SMS gateway that lets you fax your elected officials over the phone. If it sounds too good to be true, you have to give this a try!
  3. Join a boycott, such as Injustice Boycott and GrabYourWallet.
  4. Like a boycott, help Sleeping Giants convince advertisers to pull their ads off white supremacist fake-news site Breitbart. Update: Use AdStrike, which connects to your twitter and (with your permission) periodically tweets at companies who advertise on Breitbart.
  5. Help get more progressives elected, using SwingLeft.
  6. Take one day off each week. The next 4 years will be a marathon, not a sprint. Don’t get overwhelmed, but don’t get complacent either.
  7. Lastly, get others to do any of the above!

(updated April 2017)

My /now page inspired by Derek Sivers. I decided to dedicate it to one topic only, since “I meditate, work at EnergySavvy, and, oh yeah, I’m also smashing the patriarchy” didn’t really work for me)

CC photo of Abe

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