One Year Later, And We're Still Resisting

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Wow, can you believe it? A whole 365-days since Trump got elected and we haven't stopped resisting and we won't be stopping anytime soon. But you know what? It's fucking exhausting fighting every-damn-day so let's take one second to reflect on the good that has come out of the past year.

More women, and especially more women of color, are running for office and winning.

Here's a list of 11 women to watch in politics over the upcoming year

Danica Roem becomes the first transgender person to be elected to State Representative in Virginia.

We're engaged with politics. We're listening. We're voicing our opinions.

We don't agree with what's happening in our world and we're going to let you know. We've literally overwhelmed congress with our phone calls.

We organized a global resistance protest that launched a movement #womensmarch

We continue to fight policies we don't believe in

One year later, and Trump has been unable to replace the ACA (those he's done some work to dismantle it)

Despite draconian immigration policies, cities across the country continue to uphold sanctuary status.

But there's still more work to do

We must continue to fight for our public lands and not allow for the silencing of Native American voices.

And against healthcare policies that do more damage than good.

Let's Keep Grabbing Back

Keep talking to your elected officials. 5calls.org lists five current issues with details on how to contact your local politicians and voice your opinions. Keep calling. Yes, we know there are apps and email services that make it super easy, but the most effective way to make your voice heard is to pick up the phone and talk to an actual human.

Grab with your wallet. Don't support companies that support Trump and bad policy. Instead use that money to support organizations that are making a difference such as Planned Parenthood, Protect our Winters, or make campaign donations to women who are running for office. 

Stay woke. Seek out work by marginalized voices and serve as a signal booster to make those voices heard.