Yes, itís terrifying. But we should not give in to fear and acquiescence. This is not over yet. We the People do not have to take this. There are practical things that we can do.
That's right. YOU have the POWER to do something.
HILLARY CLINTON WON THE POPULAR VOTE. By nearly 3 million votes. Although the movement to intercept Trump at the electoral college level did not work, that does not mean we are defeated. There is much more to come.
THE U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WAS TAMPERED WITH BY RUSSIAN HACKERS. Therefore it was not legitimate. We need to hold a new election with new candidates.
TRUMP HAS NO EXPERIENCE AND IS UNWILLING TO LEARN. An inexperienced person at the helm of any nation in these critical times is a huge mistake even if Trump means well. Worse, he refuses to take intelligence briefings, has appointed non-politicians to his cabinet instead of people who are familiar with the issues, and when questioned about this says he'll take each problem as it comes. He doesn't realize that even his casual phone calls and his words on twitter have serious consequences. No country can be run this way.
TRUMP HAS SERIOUS CONFLICTS OF INTERESTS. While he is in the White House (we'll say that instead of "president"), Trump cannot earn money through his businesses or investments. He's accustomed to earning millions from his worldwide hotels and casinos, but legally he will have to SELL all of those and put the money in a blind trust. To do otherwise is to be in serious violation of the law. He can and will be IMPEACHED for this if he doesn't cooperate.
What Can I Do?
The Indivisible Guide Former congressional staffers provided the inside information for this practical guide to resisting Trump's agenda. The Indivisible Guide team has been interviewed several times on Rachel Maddow's program on MSNBC. You can follow their twitter at IndivisibleTeam.
What Do I Do About Trump? Practical things YOU can do RIGHT NOW, personally and in community. Planning, involvement, self-protection, join with friends, positive action. Follow their twitter at WDIDAboutTrump.
MoveOn: Ready To Resist Are you ready to help resist Trump's agenda? MoveOn's Ready to Resist gives weekly phone workshops in how to organize, communicate with your Congressperson, demand town hall meetings and ask pertinent questions. These workshops are recorded so you can listen to past sessions on the website. Their twitter is MoveOn.
There is also MoveOn Civic Action -- Find LOCAL COMMUNITY organizations dedicated to civic engagement, preserving the advances of the last eight years and building the progressive movement by encouraging and supporting the development of more grassroots leaders.
THE 65 - We're HIS problem now! The 65 are the 65,000,000 that's SIXTY FIVE MILLION people who voted AGAINST Trump. This guide, formerly "We're His Problem Now", tells you exactly how to call your elected officials and communicate to them about the issues you care about. Includes a suggested schedule so that certain issues are addressed on certain days. "The goal is to generate a high volume of calls that require the operator to check off individual boxes. That means itís critical to name your issues specifically and not just say something like 'oppose Trump.'" On Twitter, they are WeAreThe65.
RootsAction has petitions and background information on what Trump is doing and how to stop him.
And whether or not you accept that this Russian-backed fascist demagogue and his GOP goon squad won fair and square, you do not have to accept him! YOU can send him a message letting them know that you do NOT accept him as your leader, that his hatred and bigotry are NOT the United States of America, and are NOT WHO YOU ARE.
Click here to tell Donald Trump: YOU ARE NOT MY PRESIDENT!