There are lots of forms of resistance, from signing online petitions to busing all of the folks from your community to a march on your capitol. Since the January 21, 2017 Women’s March on Washington, many progressive organizations have emerged or reinvigorated their commitments to take action. To streamline this page, we are in the process of publishing links to these organizations, rather than listing individual actions. We’ll post all we hear of, but if you know of a group you think should be added, please send it to us on our Contact page.
For individual actions we are promoting—and writing fodder—you can follow our Facebook page and our Twitter account.
We’re also adding reliable information sources to help you take informed action. You’ll find these in the lower section of the page.
One other thing you can do is tell writers, artists and readers about Writers Resist. Download a Writers Resist flyer here. Carry it with you, hand it out at literary events, drop it in cafés, because sharing acts of resistance is a spiffy little act of resistance.
Progressive Action Organizations
350* is building a global grassroots climate movement that can hold our leaders accountable to the realities of science and the principles of justice. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions bring together a global network active in over 188 countries. You can read more about our history here.
CAIR (the Council on American-Islamic Relations) is a grassroots civil rights and advocacy group. CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties organization. CAIR’s mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding. Sign up for CAIR’s email alerts.
We’re building a rising movement of people fighting for a future of opportunity, equality, and inclusion. CPD Action works on campaigns that expand the voice and power of workers, communities of color, and immigrants on issues of economic and racial justice. Join one (or more!) CPD campaign.
Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. We help people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by over one million members, we move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America.
CREDO Action, the activism arm of CREDO, a social change organization that offers such products as CREDO Mobile, fund grassroots activism and progressive nonprofit organizations. Our 5 million activists speak out and pressure decision-makers on issues including opposing war, reproductive freedom, protecting our environment and a healthy food system, fixing our broken democracy, and fighting for an economy that works for everyone.
Honor the Earth’s mission is to create awareness and support for Native environmental issues and to develop needed financial and political resources for the survival of sustainable Native communities. Honor the Earth develops these resources by using music, the arts, the media, and Indigenous wisdom to ask people to recognize our joint dependency on the Earth and be a voice for those not heard.
The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community. Sign up for email alerts—scroll to the bottom of the page.
Every single person who worked on this guide and website is a volunteer. We’re doing this in our free time without coordination or support from our employers. Our only goal is to help the real leaders on the ground who are resisting Trump’s agenda on their home turf. We hope you will take this document and use it however you see fit.
LULAC is the largest and oldest Hispanic organization in the United States. LULAC advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating nationwide. The organization involves and serves all Hispanic nationality groups.
MoveOn combines rapid-response political campaigning with deep strategic analysis, rigorous data science, and a culture of grassroots member listening and participation so we can quickly identify opportunities for progressive change–and mobilize millions of members to seize them. MoveOn members use the MoveOn Petitions platform to create petitions and campaigns to drive social change.
NRDC works to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. We combine the power of more than two million members and online activists with the expertise of some 500 scientists, lawyers, and policy advocates across the globe to ensure the rights of all people to the air, the water, and the wild.
The Planned Parenthood Action Fund is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization formed as the advocacy and nonpartisan political arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The Action Fund engages in educational, advocacy and electoral activity, including legislative advocacy, voter education, and grassroots organizing.
The Sierra Club is now the nation’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. Our successes range from protecting millions of acres of wilderness to helping pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act. We are leading the charge to move away from the dirty fossil fuels that cause climate disruption and toward a clean energy economy.
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. Find your closest Swing District and join the team to learn about actionable opportunities as they become available.
UltraViolet is a powerful and rapidly growing community of people from all walks of life mobilized to fight sexism and expand women’s rights, from politics and government to media and pop culture. UltraViolet’s issues include health care, economic security, violence, reproductive rights, racial justice, and immigration, by putting the voices of all women, especially women of color and LGBTQ women, front and center.
VoteVets focusses on foreign policy, energy security, veterans’ care and unemployment, and opening military service to life-long Americans born to undocumented immigrants. VoteVets works with all progressive allies representing labor, immigration, gay and lesbian rights, and environmentalists, when their issues coincide with the needs of troops and veterans. Sign up to receive email action alerts.
The Campaign: 10 ACTIONS / 100 DAYS
We did it! On January 21, over 5 Million of us worldwide and over 1 Million in Washington, D.C., came to march, speak and make our voices heard. But it doesn’t end here – now is not the time to hang up our marching shoes – it’s time to get our friends, family and community together and make history.
We still have a lot to add to the page, but let us know which progressive action organization you’d like us to include. Email us from our Contact page—and thank you!
Sources of information that will help you take informed action
Capital & Main is an award-winning online publication that reports from California on the most pressing economic, environmental and social issues of our time. Our mission is to expose threats to the public interest and advance progressive ideas and policies in the nation’s most populous state and one of the world’s most influential centers of commerce, culture and technology.
Mother Jones is a reader-supported nonprofit news organization. We do independent and investigative reporting on everything from politics and climate change to education and food. Some 9 million people come to this site each month. We also publish an award-winning, 200,000-circulation magazine, we just launched a new podcast, and you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
ProPublica is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. They expose abuses of power and betrayals of the public trust by government, business, and other institutions, using the moral force of investigative journalism to spur reform through the sustained spotlighting of wrongdoing.
The mission of The Center for Investigative Reporting is to engage and empower the public through investigative journalism and groundbreaking storytelling in order to spark action, improve lives and protect our democracy. Reveal—our website, public radio program, podcast and social media platform—is where we publish.
The SPLC fights hate and bigotry and seeks justice for the most vulnerable members of society. Using litigation, education and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works for equal justice and equal opportunity. Our lawsuits have toppled institutional racism and stamped out remnants of Jim Crow segregation; destroyed violent white supremacist groups; and protected the civil rights of children, women, the disabled, immigrants and migrant workers, the LGBT community, prisoners, and many others who faced discrimination, abuse or exploitation.
ThinkProgress is a news site dedicated to providing our readers with rigorous reporting and analysis from a progressive perspective. ThinkProgress is an editorially independent project of the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Over the past decade, the site has evolved from a small rapid response blog to a newsroom of reporters and editors covering the intersections between politics, policy, culture, and social justice.