Below you’ll find resources that can help you demand your member of Congress to take action on issues affecting immigrants and refugees in light of the executive orders issued by the Trump Administration.
- OurStates maps out pending state legislation on immigration, policing/protest, reproductive justice, voting rights, LGBTQ equality, and economic justice and gives a step-by-step guide on how to influence your state legislator.
- Urge your elected officials to pass resolutions condemning the Muslim Ban and supporting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.
Getting Connected Locally
- Contacting Congress has developed this great online resource on how to engage and target state and local actors, which you may find helpful. It allows you to enter your zip code and, in addition to providing info for your Members of Congress, it also gives you contact info for: Attorney General, Governor, Lt. Governor, etc.
- The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) launched People Power, which is a direct response to the Trump administration’s unprecedented attack on our civil liberties and civil rights. Through this platform, activists across the country are using grassroots mobilization and direct action tactics to defend our basic freedoms and hold leaders accountable. To find a public event or action in your area, visit the ACLU’s event map at map.peoplepower.org.
- Center for American Progress Action Fund launched ResistanceNearMe.org, a hub for progressive local #resist actions, designed for you to find any public event, rally, town hall, protest, and more, across issues in your state, plus information you need to contact your members of congress.
- To learn about the town hall events happening in your district, visit Town Hall Project. If your elected official is not holding an event, call their district offices and let them know you expect them to hold public events with their constituents.
Congressional Recess Resources
- These #NoBanNoWallNoRaids talking points outline a three step plan – who you are, your concerns, and your demands – to denounce hate, bigotry and fear mongering.
- Attend a Resistance Recess Event and check out their tips for holding your Member of Congress accountable.
- The Indivisible Guide outlines best practices for making Congress listen and offer toolkits for starting your own group, explainers, and scripts.