THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO CREATE LASTING CHANGE
Our resources page is divided into three sections Tools, Actions, and Local groups. The Tools section will give you a sample of the latest technology you can use to get involved. The Action section is designed to give you ready-made ways to get involved today. Finally, the Local section gives you information about some of the local progressive groups that are active in your area.
Flippable’s main goal is simple: to help “turn America blue” by building power at all levels of government, both federal and state.
While state politics may not generate the same energy and theater as national politics, Democrats desperately need to control more state legislatures if they have any hope of stopping gerrymandering and recapturing Congress and the Oval Office. Check out Flippable here.
Countable makes it quick and easy to understand the laws Congress is considering. We also streamline the process of contacting your lawmaker, so you can tell them how you want them to vote on bills under consideration. You can use Countable to:
- Read clear and succinct summaries of upcoming and active legislation.
- Directly tell your lawmakers how to vote on those bills by clicking “Yea” or “Nay”.
- Follow up on how your elected officials voted on bills, so you can hold them accountable in the next election cycle.
Get Involved, Take Action!
Believe it or not, contacting government officials actually does make a difference. Most officials know that their reelection to office requires making their constituents happy. And while it may not feel like they are listening to your concerns, they are. This website pulls up the information for your senators and representatives, based on your zip code and gives you all the tools you need to call them today! It also provides scripts for key issues and concerns. Find out how easy it can be to call your reps!
Swing Districts are places where the winner of the last House of Representatives election was determined by a thin margin. Swing Left helps you find and commit to supporting progressives in your closest Swing District so that you can help ensure we take back the House in 2018. There are 70 Swing Districts. These are places where the last election was won by 15% of the vote or less, where Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump, where a high concentration of Swing Left volunteers make certain districts very winnable, or where other, specific circumstances make it a competitive district. Progressives need to flip at least 24 seats to take back the House in 2018. Find your closest swing district & pledge to help it swing left!
Town Hall Project empowers constituents across the country to have face-to-face conversations with their elected representatives. They share progressive values and believe strongly in civic engagement. They research every district and state for public events with members of Congress. Then they share our findings to promote participation in the democratic process. Find a Town Hall Near You.
Have you ever heard of framing? Conservatives have been using framing techniques for the last forty years to connect their issues to American values through framing techniques. The Public Leadership Institute has begun a similar effort to connect progressive values to specific policy goals. They conduct a program of message and communications training for policy leaders and individuals called Voicing Our Values. The cornerstone of the program is the yearly publication of a message book, titled Voicing Our Values, which includes practical messaging on many specific progressive issue areas (e.g. budget and taxes, education, environment). Download the Voicing Our Values Guide
Use the power of your dollars to effect change. This spreadsheet documents companies with close ties to Trump businesses, and suggests boycotting as a way to send a message of protest. You can find an amazing list of companies to share your concerns with right here.
Get Involved, Get Local!
The Indivisible mission is to cultivate and lift up a grassroots movement of local groups to defeat the Trump agenda, elect progressive leaders, and realize bold progressive policies. Across the nation, over 6,000 local groups (at least 2 in every congressional district) are using the Indivisible Guide to hold their members of Congress accountable. This guide is an amazing resource for utilizing public pressure on Congress members and local officials.
Our Revolution is a collection of individuals who were part of the Bernie Sanders 2016 campaign. Their stated goal is to reclaim democracy for the working people of our country by harnessing the transformative energy of the “political revolution.” Through supporting a new generation of progressive leaders, empowering millions to fight for progressive change and elevating the political consciousness, Our Revolution will transform American politics to make our political and economic systems once again responsive to the needs of working families. With local chapters across the US, there are plenty of opportunities for progressive involvement. Find a Local Our Revolution Chapter.
Progress Now State Action Network
ProgressNow state partner organizations fill a unique and critical role in the progressive infrastructure of key states. ProgressNow State Partners serve as non-stop, multi-issue advocacy organization. Year-round, they promote progressive ideas and causes with creative cutting-edge new media. ProgressNow state partners are the only multi-issue, perpetual advocacy organizations in the states.