Since November millions of Americans have become involved in the political process, some for the first time in their lives. A large number have been attending events on the local level on a regular basis, myself included. The purpose of this article is to provide a number of resources available online so you can become involved or learn more of the issues.
Websites and email lists that have been brought to my attention are:
- Building Channels for Change. This website has a tagline, “connecting people for causes in Philadelphia”. If you want to “more easily connect with progressive organizations” you should check their calendar first.
- Nation Forward is a hub for local groups in Southeast Pennsylvania to post information. It has a number of web pages including: Issues, Action Alerts, Turning PA Blue, Indivisible and Resistance Reading.
- Town Hall Project lets you know when and where members of Congress will be holding Town Hall meetings.
- Resources for Resistance has been described as “an amazing document with links to a ton of resources.” No use trying to reinvent the wheel.
- Rogan’s List: Today’s “To-do” List is a wonderful blog written daily by Susan Rogan, a retired university librarian. If your agenda is to make at least one call a day this is the source to consult everyday. Almost as inspiring as grandchildren.
An example of the valuable information available from the sites and resources above: Four days after the presidential inauguration (sorry, I don’t like using his formal name) Rogan’s List publicized both the White House switchboard phone number, 202-456-1414, and the White House comment line, 202-456-1111. The comment line had been shutdown but due to pressure it is again operational, but only during the hours of 9am to 4pm (eastern time).
For other Philadelphia area Resistance groups see my blog article of January 30th or use the shortlink: http://wp.me/pX1YJ-aV.
Make your voice heard. Daily.