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Sun Jan 8, 2017, 10:53 AM Jan 2017

Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting Trump Agenda

Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda

Former congressional staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen

Who is this document by and for?

We: Are former progressive congressional staffers who saw the Tea Party beat back President Obama’s agenda.

We: See the enthusiasm to fight the Trump agenda and want to share insider info on how best to influence Congress to do that.

You: Want to do your part to beat back the Trump agenda and understand that will require more than calls & petitions.

You: Should use this guide, share it, amend it, make it your own, and get to work.

Donald Trump is the biggest popular vote loser in history to ever to call himself President-Elect. In spite of the fact that he has no mandate, he will attempt to use his congressional majority to reshape America in his own racist, authoritarian, and corrupt image. If progressives are going to stop this, we must stand indivisibly opposed to Trump and the members of Congress who would do his bidding. Together, we have the power to resist - and we have the power to win.

We know this because we’ve seen it before. The authors of this guide are former congressional staffers who witnessed the rise of the Tea Party. We saw these activists take on a popular president with a mandate for change and a supermajority in Congress. We saw them organize locally and convince their own members of Congress to reject President Obama’s agenda. Their ideas were wrong, cruel, and tinged with racism - and they won.

We believe that protecting our values and neighbors will require mounting a similar resistance to the Trump agenda -- but a resistance built on the values of inclusion, tolerance, and fairness. Trump is not popular. He does not have a mandate. He does not have large congressional margins. If a small minority in the Tea Party can stop President Barack Obama, then we the majority can stop a petty tyrant named Trump.





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Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting Trump Agenda (Original Post) Madam45for2923 Jan 2017 OP
This needs to be seen! If this doesn't get a lot of eyes on it, please repost it a few times. Squinch Jan 2017 #1
Yes, Thanks! Agreed. It needs to be seen. Madam45for2923 Jan 2017 #2
kickity kick. mopinko Jan 2017 #3
kick crazycatlady Jan 2017 #4
K & R ...... Wounded Bear Jan 2017 #5
Yes! Kicking! Madam45for2923 Jan 2017 #7
K&R treestar Jan 2017 #6
K and R This is where we start. oasis Jan 2017 #8


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6. K&R
Sun Jan 8, 2017, 06:14 PM
Jan 2017

It takes time and hard work but we have to quit thinking just the bully pulpit from the top is all it takes.

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