Dear MoveOn member,
Spring is bursting with opportunities to show up in the Resistance in exciting new ways!
On this Sunday's call, we'll hear from movement leaders helping organize two exciting mobilizations: the People's Climate March for climate jobs and justice on April 29 and the May Day actions for immigrant and worker justice on May 1.
If you're ready to keep the Resistance rolling, can you join the Ready to Resist call this Sunday, April 23 at 8 p.m. ET (7 CT/6 MT/5 PT)?
Sunday's call will feature some powerhouse organizers:
- Wayne Frederick, Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council member and key organizer of the historic native resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline, will talk about Donald Trump's fossil-fueled future and how local resistance movements are feeding a global movement for climate action, including the People's Climate March in Washington, D.C., and over 200 sister marches around the country.
- Donele Wilkins, president of the Green Door Initiative—an emerging green job and leadership training program that's helping to revitalize Detroit's communities—will talk about how addressing climate change requires tackling intersecting issues and building local power for a better future by organizing for climate jobs and justice. Then, she'll let you know how you can get involved with the People's Climate Movement.
- Gema Lowe, organizer with the immigrant-led organization Cosecha and the Worker Center of Western Michigan, will talk about the "Day Without Immigrants" strike on May 1—which is shaping up to be the largest worker strike in years—and how immigrants and allies can participate.
- Christine Neumann-Ortiz, executive director of Voces de la Frontera, the Milwaukee-based community organization named the "Most Valuable Grassroots Group" by The Nation1, will speak about how May Day organizers in Wisconsin and around the country are working to win victories for workers on the local, state, and national level.
- Amanda Johnson, Resist Here Director of the Working Families Party, will moderate the call.
As Congress heads back to D.C. from recess—and we approach the end of Trump's first 100 days in office—the Resistance continues to grow with new strategies and energized mobilizations.
Last weekend, over 100,000 of us joined the Tax March to show Donald Trump that we want to see his tax returns more than ever and to demonstrate to Republicans in Congress that we'll hold them accountable if they continue to support Trump's stonewalling of basic transparency in government.
We've also seen what organizing can do, including the culmination of the campaign to remove bigoted Bill O'Reilly from his soapbox at Fox News,2 members of Congress reversing their positions when we held their feet to the fire at raucous Resistance Recess town hall events,3 and more.
So these next few weeks, let's turn up the heat even more.
And be sure to invite your friends. Click here to share info about the call on Facebook. And click here to share info about the call on Twitter.
You can also listen in live via web stream at that same link. So get a few friends together and join in with tens of thousands of people from around the country.
Talk with you Sunday!
Thanks for all you do.
—Victoria, Chris, Michael, Iram, and the rest of the team
1. "The Progressive Honor Roll of 2012," The Nation, December 19, 2012
2. "Bill O'Reilly Is Forced Out at Fox News," The New York Times, April 19, 2017
3. "4 takeaways from the town halls dogging the GOP," Politico, April 16, 2017
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