It has been a few months of turmoil for many in the U.S. as we enter this new presidential administration. Many women have felt disempowered in ways that did not seem possible in this day and age. These are times that either deflate you taking away your power or become the spark that gets you to rise up and do something you never thought possible.
Last Saturday’s march brought people from around the globe together ensuring the feminine has a voice. It was a wonderful thing to see how many husbands/boyfriends, brothers, and sons came out with the women they loved.
But many are asking the question, “Now what?” Tabby Biddle put together a great list of resources which I have copied for you here. Whatever way you choose to respond to the current events, make sure you are being the most inspired you. Find your voice. Speak your truth. And surround yourself with other women who will support you, encourage you, and be a muse for your ideas.
Here’s a guide to taking action and harnessing your energy to organize for your rights and the strength of our democracy:
1. Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121. Call this number to be connected to your Senators’ offices (all you have to do is say your state or plug in your zip code), and encourage them to vote AGAINST Trump’s cabinet nominations for Attorney General (Jeff Sessions), Secretary of State (Rex Tillerson), Secretary of Health and Human Services (Tom Price), and Secretary of Education (Betsy DeVos). If you aren’t familiar with any of them, Google them or read any New York Times article, and you’ll understand why you’ll want to call. Phone calls to your Senators’ offices matter a lot!!!
2. WomensMarch.com. 10 Actions in 100 Days. The Women’s March has initiated 10 Actions for you to take over the first 100 days of this new administration. Follow these step-by-step and you will be enacting your political voice and using your political power to preserve and strengthen our democracy. Go here.
3. Visit MichaelMoore.com: Daily Action. You all know Michael Moore, right? He announced at the Women’s March that he is posting daily actions on his website (under the Facebook door on his Home Page) for us to take to preserve our rights and democracy. Click here.
4. Download the Indivisible Guide. In this simple-to-use guide, former congressional staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen. Thousands of citizens around the country are using this guide to take action. Download here.
5. Visit VoteRunLead.org. The founder and executive director, Erin Vivaldi, spoke at our post-march action party in D.C. She is a dynamo. This organization supports and trains women into positions of political leadership. Thinking of running for office? Start here.