It's summertime and the Resistance is on the move. We have marched, protested, called, written, and peacefully resisted the alarming acts of the Trump administration and the complicit Republican Party. The Trump era is a marathon, not a sprint. That's why we have to take the time we need to recharge and make sure we have the energy we need to be effective in the coming weeks and months around campaigns like the fight to save health care for millions of Americans.
That means taking time to connect with each other—over food, fellowship, and even a little fun. It's time to take a moment to celebrate what we’ve achieved—and recharge for the work ahead—with a summer social gathering: a Resistance Summer Community Cookout!
On June 24–25 and July 1–3, MoveOn in partnership with Indivisible, Action Group Network, Wall of Us, and other partner organizations will launch more than 400 Resistance Summer Community Cookouts in 49 states and Washington, D.C.
Here is the information for the cookout nearest you:
Event: Resistance Summer Picnic #Blacklivesmatter
Sunday, June 25, 1:30 PM
Richmond Hill, NY
Excitement for these cookouts is palpable. There are hundreds already scheduled around the country. If this nearest cookout doesn't work for you, or if you'd like to host your own, you can just click here to find the one closest to you or create your own. Cookouts can be picnics, potlucks, BBQs, ice cream socials, or coffee gatherings.
These cookouts are an opportunity to
- come together with friends old and new,
- build relationships,
- build momentum for the campaigns in the months ahead,
- recharge our self-care batteries, and
- celebrate the diversity that makes the Resistance strong and resilient.
These events will also be a kickoff to Resistance Summer, during which MoveOn will host monthly national events to rebuild progressive power and fight the Trump Republican agenda. Through this program, we'll train and support 1,000 mobilizers across the country and gear up for the big August congressional recess. It's a lot of work! And we'll do that work if we take a moment to get to know each other, take a step back to relax, and enjoy a Community Cookout as summer heats up.
Thanks for all you do.
—Chris, Anna, Gabby, Michael, and the rest of the team
Want to support our work? The MoveOn community will work every moment, day by day and year by year, to resist Trump's agenda, contain the damage, defeat hate with love, and begin the process of swinging the nation's pendulum back toward sanity, decency, and the kind of future that we must never give up on. And to do it we need your ongoing support, now more than ever. Will you stand with us?
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