Indivisible

Trump’s Tax Scam

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Your DGB for today is to sign up with https://www.trumptaxscam.org/ and get ready to fight this next legislative agenda item.

The package that arrives wrapped in pretty “tax reform” paper is actually, surprise surprise, just ugly tax cuts for the wealthy. Trump, his family, and his friends stand to benefit. It’s almost as though we elected a sleazy business man to our country’s highest office. Read all about the corruption on the site, which is a subset of the Indivisible movement and has a multitude of toolkits, scripts, and even a state-by-state breakdown of impacts.

Don’t count on the ineptitude of Mitch McConnell this time around. Nothing motivates quite like money, making this an especially tough battle for the Resistance.

 

The Resistance is Female

Your DGB for today is to support or join the female organizers running the resistance, and to make sure you’re part of the future.

It’s not news that women, particularly women of color, are leading the resistance against Donald Trump. History has shown that women tend to be the ones leading revolutions, whether it be the French Revolution or the fight for Civil Rights in this country. Even DGB, and many other current ReSisters, are run solely by women.

So what we want you to do today is take the reigns. Check out your local Indivisible group (pssttttt 2/3rds are run by women.) If you don’t have a local indivisible group, form one. Want to go even further and actually make the world run by girls? Run for a local office! DGB loves Emily’s List, which supports and funds progressive women looking to lead the resistance. If you aren’t quite ready, check out their binders full of women running, put your money where your mouth is, and donate.

We already know the future is female, but what role are you going to play in it?

 

The Kids are Alright - Activism and Children

Your DGB for today is to get the kids in your life interested and involved in activism.

Maybe your grandkids have noticed you dashing off postcards to the White House lately, or hosting an Indivisible meeting in your living room. Maybe you, like many of us at DGB, took your kids to the Women’s March in January. Or maybe you’ve been toting your niece to social justice rallies since she was in Pampers. Whatever their exposure to and participation in activism has been, there are ways to encourage the children in your life to get off the sidelines. 

The first step is to talk about the issues that are important to you with the kids you know - in age-appropriate terms. The next step is to listen. Older kids in particular may have their own set of issues that resonate with them. You can introduce them to the idea of activism with some well-chosen books.

Finally, support them with follow-through. Help your children to get involved now and they will be on their way to a lifetime of grabbing back. In the immortal words of Ms. Whitney Houston, “I believe the children are our future/ Teach them well and let them lead the way.”

 

Make Your Rep Really Hear You

Your DGB for today is to watch Representative Steve Israel’s video on how to really put the heat on your Congressional representatives.

We had a Grab about two weeks ago asking you to take a crash course in proper Tea Party Etiquette and now we’re encouraging you to brush up on your skills again. Do like the Tea Party did in 2010, and make Congress’s public appearances VERY uncomfortable if their votes don’t reflect your values. Who doesn’t love a good ol’ uncomfortable Q and A session? I am sure we’ve all become quite accustomed to them over those long holiday dinners.

As you watch the video, don’t let Steve’s take on calls, letters, and emails get you down. As we’ve seen in recent weeks, an avalanche of contacts DOES work. So keep it up, but add public meetings to your arsenal, if you’re feeling brave.

Follow your local representatives on social media to watch for opportunities to deliver some “tea” and remember, DGB likes to serve it piping hot.

 

Tea Party Time

Pinkies up, It’s Tea Party Time    Your DGB for today is to familiarize yourself with the time-honored technique of turning the enemy’s methods against them. We urge you to read up on how to block Trump’s racist, sexist, xenophobic, and homophobic agenda as effectively as the Tea Party blocked Obama in doing...well, anything. We do ask that you do this responsibly. The key to democracy is bi-partisanship, so, if hell freezes over and Trump says something reasonable, please work with him. For the remaining 99.9% of the next four years, use this DGB. We ask that you read this analysis, and work these ideas into your progressive plan of attack going forward:      Indivisible - A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda      Learn how to Grab Back effectively and with the most bite for your time. DGB understands the urge to claw everything that walks by, believe us, but realizing our true enemies and paralyzing them quickly and efficiently leaves more time for cat naps.    

Pinkies up, It’s Tea Party Time

Your DGB for today is to familiarize yourself with the time-honored technique of turning the enemy’s methods against them. We urge you to read up on how to block Trump’s racist, sexist, xenophobic, and homophobic agenda as effectively as the Tea Party blocked Obama in doing...well, anything. We do ask that you do this responsibly. The key to democracy is bi-partisanship, so, if hell freezes over and Trump says something reasonable, please work with him. For the remaining 99.9% of the next four years, use this DGB. We ask that you read this analysis, and work these ideas into your progressive plan of attack going forward:

Indivisible - A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda

Learn how to Grab Back effectively and with the most bite for your time. DGB understands the urge to claw everything that walks by, believe us, but realizing our true enemies and paralyzing them quickly and efficiently leaves more time for cat naps.