Recess Resistance and Celebrations

Congress is taking a break this week and next. Let’s celebrate our successes and then recommit to the fight. There is plenty of work to do.

First, let’s celebrate the early results of the national effort to resist the Trump and Republican agendas:  millions joined the Women’s Marches the day after the inauguration demonstrating our strength and commitment; the Muslim Ban inspired spontaneous demonstrations and provided moral and legal assistance to many caught across the country; Andrew Puzder withdrew his nomination as Secretary of Labor; Michael Flynn stepped down as Trump’s National Security Adviser and there is growing energy behind a thorough independent investigation of the Russian interference in the 2016 election and influence in Trump presidency.

Good work by everyone. Let’s keep at it but don’t let yourself burn out! So keeping in mind that this is a marathon, not a sprint – here are some things you can do this week to keep the Resistance alive.

Act Now for Recess Resistance

  1. Take your concerns to your elected Representatives. Check to see if your Senators and Representatives are meeting with constituents - you can find information at,, and Organizing for Action.  The Town Hall Project is building a list searchable by zip code. Show up and be counted!
  2. If your Senator or Rep isn’t meeting constituents in public, keep the phone calls and post cards coming! Find a local post card writing party.
  3. Make new phone calls about the Affordable Care Act, DACA, and Russian influence in the election. Revisit previous Action Alerts at My Weekly Resistance – all the original calls to action are on the site. These issues are still on the front burner and remain extremely important!
  4. Personally invite five friends to subscribe to My Weekly Resistance. Help grow our resistance efforts!