Welcome to the latest issue of Greenlining’s #ResistReport, which appears on our blog every Thursday. With so many harmful policies coming out of Washington, we hope this will help our friends and supporters plug into grassroots activities to resist these policies here in the Bay Area and around the country.

If you find this weekly compilation of actions, updates, and resources useful, please share it with your friends and colleagues.

TAKE ACTION (note that some of these are extremely time-sensitive):

  • ACHA (“Trumpcare”) could be voted on TODAY, 3/23! Contact your representatives to resist this terrible bill: Check out this easy-to-use toolkit, complete with call scripts, images, local groups, and interactive maps. Also, check out Greenlining’s op-ed column in the Modesto Bee.
  • Indivisible has a guide to calling your member of Congress to defend the ACA.
  • Train to become a ‘Know Your Rights to Demonstrate’ canvasser at protests, marches, and rallies. Register for a webinar training here.
  • Read bills sponsored by key organizations like the ACLU that would increase protections to communities of color, immigrant communities, and low-income communities.
  • Check out this Action Item List: Private citizen Jennifer Hofmann helps us all resist with comprehensive weekly action item checklists. Follow @inspiredjen on Twitter.
  • Art & Performance Events: 
  • Political & Social Justice Events:
    • Underscore the need for intersectional feminism with Women Get It Done, Thursday 3/23, 6:30-8:00 p.m. in San Francisco.
    • Curate questions for Sen. Feinstein and meet with Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s State Director this Friday 3/24, 11:30-1 p.m. at Berkeley Public Library.
    • Join Rep. Barbara Lee for a political town hall on Saturday 3/25, 9-12 p.m.
    • Build with grassroots Asian organizers at the Grassroots Asians Rising 2017 Convening Kickoff on Friday 3/24, 5:00-6:30 p.m and Saturday 3/25, 7-9 p.m.
    • Learn more about activism at this Indivisible Berkeley training, Sunday 3/26, 7-9 p.m.
    • Resist attacks on immigrant rights by attending an immigration forum to better understand the restrictions at play. Fundraiser for 1951 Coffee Company, ACLU, CAIR, Immigrant Families Defense Fund, and International Rescue Committee on Tuesday 3/28, 7-9 p.m.
    • Join this panel discussion on threats to LBGTQ rights with Golden State Warriors President and COO Rick Welts, Advocate Mia Satya, and San Francisco school board Commissioner Matt Haney on Wednesday 3/29, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
    • Attend this free, open to all day-long We The Future Social Justice Conference, co-hosted by Santa Rosa Junior College Petaluma and North Bay Organizing Project on Friday 4/28.

WINS FOR COMMUNITIES OF COLOR:

  • Defund Dakota Access Pipeline:
    • Since San Francisco Treasurer José Cisneros approved the DAPL screen in the city’s social investment matrix last week, SF now waits for an independent third party to conduct an investment review applying this new screen to both investments and contracts. This decision affects $1 billion of investment products and $10 billion of city cash flow. Huge props to the indigenous SF Defund DAPL Coalition and indigenous activist Jackie Fielder for shepherding this along.
    • Next steps: The treasurer, in partnership with Sup. Sandra Lee Fewer’s office, is actively exploring alternative investment products and alternative banking partners.
    • Across the U.S., Wells Fargo shareholders are voting online on an Indigenous People’s Rights Policy, slated for an April 25 shareholder meeting. More info here.
    • Meanwhile, other cities are now considering divestment from DAPL, including Albuquerque, New York, Los Angeles, Raleigh, and Washington, DC. These cities hope to follow Seattle, Santa Monica, and Davis in their plans to divest.
    • ING, after dialogue with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, has sold its $120 million loan debt in DAPL. — a great model of how fierce activism, research, and dialogue can propel more companies to actively consider divestment.
  • Divestment from Companies Working on 45’s Border Wall: 

RESOURCES:

  • Intro Materials:
    • Build or check your vocabulary, courtesy of this USA Today feminist glossary.
    • Gear up for April congressional recess and meeting with elected officials! Read these materials to prepare for town halls and anticipate stalling tactics.
  • Tracking policy changes resources:
    • IssueVoter emails alerts on issues of specific interest, detailing when Congress will vote; pros, cons and context of new bills; and an easy platform to share your voice without calling or emailing elected officials.
    • AJ+ publishes a daily “45 Tracker,” gathered into a photo album.
    • Trump’s First 100 Days: Huffington Post offers specific email lists with digests synthesizing impacts on women, immigrants, Muslims, the LGBTQ community and African Americans.
    • Tracking 45’s Agenda, Step by Step: The New York Times offers a tool to visually and comprehensively track 45’s movement on major campaign promises.
  • Tools & Toolkits:

AND FINALLY, SOMETHING TO WARM YOUR HEART:

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