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The first congressional recess of the Trump administration is underway. Your members of Congress—your representative and your two senators—have likely headed home for a week of "district work"; that is, to meet with constituents and hear from the communities they represent. This is one of our best opportunities to make our voices heard in person with our elected officials.
That's why tonight we're kicking off #ResistanceRecess with our friends at Indivisible, #AllofUs, Working Families Party, and more.
Can you let your friends and family know about the #ResistanceRecess kickoff call tonight?
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Already, together we're making headlines—including hitting the front page of yesterday's New York Times—by showing up in droves at members of Congress's town halls and other in-person events back home.1 We're changing the conversation, making it harder for Trump to enact his agenda, and developing the kind of progressive, community-based, visionary leadership that will restore our country.
This is the fourth call in our popular Ready to Resist series, which we launched the weekend of the historic Women's Marches. We hoped 1,000 would join that first call; 60,000 did, breaking a Guinness World Record for the most people in a live conversation together.2 We can break that record again, but only if you join the call tonight night and spread the word!
This evening, we'll hear from
- Yong Jung Cho, co-founder of #AllofUs and former Campaign Coordinator with 350 Action, who'll share stories of successful interactions with elected officials that have led to substantive commitments and action;
- Ezra Levin, co-author of the Indivisible Guide and former congressional staffer, who'll walk us through what to expect at town hall meetings, district office visits, and other recess events, and how to make the most of the opportunity;
- Rafael Shimunov, National Creative Director with the Working Families Party, who'll regale us with tips and ideas for making our own media;
- Jezebel Jimenez, youth leader with Make the Road New Jersey, will brief us on how we can respond as a community to Trump's immigration sweeps; and
- Activists sharing stories from recent town hall meetings and local actions.
Talk with you tonight!
And thanks for all you do.
—Victoria, Amy, Jayne, Jamiah, and the rest of the team
P.S. Check out resistancerecess.com to find or create events near you during #ResistanceRecess, now through February 26.
1. "Congress Goes Home, and Constituents Fired Up Over Health Care Are Waiting", The New York Times, February 17, 2017
2. "Democrats, pushed by grass-root protests, unifying Trump opposition", USA Today, February 1, 2017
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