This site is called “Stop Trump Now” because there is no time for complacency. The threat to our republic is urgent — and politics happens every day.
The majority of Americans who oppose Donald Trump’s neofascist attacks on democracy and promotion of a right-wing agenda must work together every day to stop him.
During the 2016 campaign, President Obama told a crowd of Hillary supporters “Don’t boo; vote!” More than 65 million people took him to heart, nearly 3 million more than voted for Trump.
Now, too, it’s not enough to boo. It’s not enough to complain. It’s time for action.
Action takes many forms. The most basic is contacting your members of Congress or other government officials to tell them what you believe should be done to stop Trump—or at least to slow down his attack on American values.
Start here to find out who represents you in Congress, and how to get in touch with them:
You can also text your ZIP code to 520-200-2223; your members of Congress and their phone numbers will be texted back to you.
Remember, members of Congress have one main goal: to be reelected. They will respond to their own constituents, while largely ignoring citizens whom they don’t represent. So it’s crucial to contact your own members of Congress on every issue of importance—and get your friends and family to do the same.
But that’s only the first step. For more, check out this great guide, put together by progressive former Congressional staff, on how the Tea Party accomplished their mission and how to apply those strategies to advance progressive ideals and save America from Trump:
Read it, act on it and make the change you want to see.
Remember that getting involved in local and state politics is crucial. Grassroots pressure influences elected officials at all levels. To paraphrase climate change activist Peter Sinclair, be LOCAL, VOCAL and NEVER BACK DOWN.
In fact, we need progressive, democracy-defending candidates to run for office. Check out RunForOffice.org, a site that allows you to enter your address and find out every local, state and federal office you could run for, including the next election and filing deadlines.