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Donald Trump is the biggest popular vote loser in history to ever call himself President. In spite of the fact that he has no mandate, he will attempt to use his congressional majority to reshape America in his own racist, authoritarian, and corrupt image. If progressives are going to stop this, we must stand indivisibly opposed to Trump and the members of Congress (MoCs) who would do his bidding. Together, we have the power to resist — and we have the power to win.

We know this because we’ve seen it before. The authors of this guide are former congressional staffers who witnessed the rise of the Tea Party. We saw these activists take on a popular president with a mandate for change and a supermajority in Congress. We saw them organize locally and convince their own MoCs to reject President Obama’s agenda. Their ideas were wrong, cruel, and tinged with racism — and they won.



  • Are former progressive congressional staffers who saw the Tea Party beat back President Obama’s agenda. 
  • See the enthusiasm to fight the Trump agenda and want to share insider info on how best to influence Congress to do that.


  • Want to do your part to beat back the Trump agenda and understand that will require more than calls and petitions. \
  • Should use this guide, share it, amend it, make it your own, and get to work