Lifehacker has a primer for political newbies: “How to Make Your Voice Heard in Politics Between Elections.”
Do you know how to contact your representatives in Congress? Find out here: WhoIsMyRepresentative.com. Call them. Call them again. Be polite. Call them again.
Do you have some extra cash? Donate to these organizations. Support your newspapers with subscriptions. Some good options include the Washington Post and ProPublica. Support NPR by donating to your local public broadcasting station (OPB here in Oregon, and in Michigan, you have several choices, including Detroit Public TV, Delta College Q-TV, CMU Public Television, WGVU TV and more.)
Do you like going places and doing things? Join a protest. Find a local activist group and join up. Failing that, find your local Democrat organizers.
Change starts small. Write your local newspaper a Letter to the Editor. Donate to progressive candidates for local public office – the school board. The township. City council. Your state congress. Your governor. Work to get progressive candidates elected for even the smallest positions. Run for election yourself. Why not? If Trump can do it, you sure the hell can.
Inform yourself. Read. Read more. Learn. Find good news sources here.
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