Over the last 18 years, we've watched small organizations like Moveon.org (1998) and Black Lives Matter (2013) grow into massive movements in response to injustice. The historic 2008 U.S. presidential campaign also spurred a massive movement. And further spurred development of new organizing, marketing strategies, and fundraising tools to help elect President Obama.
Now we're seeing another organizing surge in response to the election of Donald Trump. The new movements and associated tools aren't just having a positive impact on helping people channel their frustration to #resist his awful policies, they are also having an impact on inspiring people to become first-time donors. According to a recent national survey by Lincoln Park Strategies, 10% of Americans have become “New Reality Donors” (have given to a new charity or shifted their donation habits since November).
Check out five new sites and apps being utilized to fight back against Trump's policies
1.Town Hall Project
Town Hall Project empowers constituents across the country to have face-to-face conversations with their elected representatives. The website contains a comprehensive list of public meetings for members of Congress that constituents can easily access.
WeCanResist.It quickly turns Trumps tweets into donations for social justice organizations such as Black Lives Matter, Clean Water Action, National Organization for Women, 350.org, National Center for Transgender Equality, Voto Latino, and more. Think of it like America’s swear jar. But, like, for fascist ideology. Full disclosure I helped launch this web app.
3. Boycott Trump App
Created by the Democratic Coalition Against Trump, the Boycott Trump allows users to hit Trump where it hurts most - his wallet. Users can search through 250+ companies and people to see how they’re directly connected to Trump. According to Grab Your Wallet, about 19 businesses have stopped selling Trump products since the election. The Boycott Trump app is available for iOS and Android.
4. The Resistance Manual
The Resistance Manual is a Wikipedia-like community for anti-Trump supporters. The community provides information on policy issues and the potential impact they could have under the Trump Administration. The community also provides suggestions about "How You Can Resist."