Saturday, April 22, 2017

Reminder: Ready to Resist call Sunday—climate, immigration, and recess recap

Get ready to take action on climate justice, immigrant justice, and worker justice, with movement leaders on this Sunday's call.

Dear MoveOn member,

Thank you for signing up to join the Sunday evening Ready to Resist call series!

You'll receive a phone call on Sunday, April 23 at 8 p.m. ET (7 CT/6 MT/5 PT) at the number you provided when you subscribed to these calls. It will come from 202-750-5203, in case you want to save the contact in your phone. 

You can also listen in, follow the slideshow, and ask questions via the livestream of the call at starting at 8 p.m. ET (7 CT/6 MT/5 PT).

If you'd like to change the phone number you want us to dial for the call, you can do so by re-registering at before 4:30 p.m. ET (3:30 CT/2:30 MT/1:30 PT) Sunday. If you'd like to remove yourself from the RSVP list to this and future calls, click here to change your status.

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.

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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 getting members of Congress to reverse their positions when we held their feet to the fire at raucous Resistance Recess town hall events.2 So these next few weeks, let's turn up the heat even more.

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. "4 takeaways from the town halls dogging the GOP," Politico, April 16, 2017

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