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Learn about issues, and other actions you can take.

The March for Science is a diverse and interdisciplinary community of scientists and science enthusiasts.  The March for Science Guide to Advocacy includes resources for veteran advocates and people new to civic engagement.

On November 8, we lost more than just the presidency. We lost yet more ground in the decades-long campaign against progressive values. Republicans now control the Senate, House, and more state legislatures than they have in almost 200 years. Those losses have emboldened the right to launch an all-out attack against our nation’s creed – that all are created equal.

Practitioners of nonviolent struggle have an entire arsenal of “nonviolent weapons” at their disposal. Listed in this article are 198 of them, classified into three broad categories: nonviolent protest and persuasion, noncooperation (social, economic, and political), and nonviolent intervention.

New bill, same racket. The Republican dominated House of Representatives passed a bill, the AHCA, aka TrumpCare, as a pitiful replacement of the ACA. Quite simply, it would make healthcare unaffordable for many poor and chronically ill. But you can let them know what think of it in a powerful way.

USAFacts is a new data-driven portrait of the American population, our government’s finances, and government’s impact on society. We are a non-partisan, not-for-profit civic initiative and have no political agenda or commercial motive. We provide this information as a free public service and are committed to maintaining and expanding it in the future.

You have more power to influence your state legislator than your member of Congress. The average state representative's district is 12 times smaller than a Congressional district. Most are not lifelong politicians, or even full-time politicians. They are not always focused on reelection because many of them run unopposed. And state legislators have the power to decide many of the most important issues impacting communities.

An updating tally of how often every member of the House and the Senate votes with or against the president.

She Should Run is a non-partisan 501(c)3 organization expanding the talent pool of future elected female leaders. We believe that women of all backgrounds should have an equal shot at elected leadership and that our country will benefit from having a government with varied perspectives and experiences.

Vote Smart's mission is to provide free, factual, unbiased information on candidates and elected officials to ALL Americans.

Despite making major gains in business, education and many other areas, American women are still vastly underrepresented at all levels of government.

Surveillance impacts all of us, no matter where we live or what we do. While some of us might be directly affected, others may simply want to know what measures they can take to protect their communications and data from spying.

Ever wonder what you would have done during historic struggles? Do that now. This collection of documents is an invaluable resource for organizing a #ResistTrumpTuesdays event.

Do one. Do them all. But do something.

Action begins with information.

Get educated. Get organized. Take action.

Here are ten steps every American can take to save our healthcare. A group of 30,000 former White House officials, policy experts, medical professionals, and concerned citizens share their strategy for how every American can play a role in saving our healthcare.

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.

Climate change

We get it.

Just the mention of climate change can be overwhelming. You feel as if you shouldn’t have slept through sophomore geology.

Dear beautiful, fabulous gender creative and sexually non-conforming youth and teens–all those who are queer, trans, non-binary, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and a hundred other wonderful self-proclaimed identities,

The Ruckus Society defines direct action as the strategic use of immediately effective acts to achieve a political or social end and challenge an unjust power dynamic. Actions can empower a generation, catapult an issue onto the international stage, and force political change. Yet, actions can also be poorly executed or harmful to your group and goals. This guide is here to help you design a strategic action.

 This is a short video primer.  It is not meant to be a comprehensive training but an informational entry point for engagement and deescalation using both instincts and discipline to intervene.