The New Wave of Organizing on Social Media
Since Trump’s election, a number of ‘new’ network and campaigns have sprung up, seemingly out of nowhere. The smallest of these groups has attracted thousands of volunteers in a short period of time. New Labor Forum compiled this list as a resource for those seeking to understand the landscape of this new wave of ‘from below’ activism.
The largest and most prominent of these is of course the recent Women’s March on Washington, which took place this past Saturday. They intend on continuing the mission of the march with actions promoted to their supporters.
It’s true that the ‘newness’ of each group is up for debate; an effort led by Michael Moore might be new, but his personal brand is not. The resource guide based group ‘Indivisible’ is new, but the founding members are congressional staffers who are known quantities to many political insiders. What is new, is that social media and the rapidly accelerating news cycle have made it possible for newly crafted brands to appear out of nowhere and engaged millions in intense, sustained activism in a matter of weeks, leaving established organizations to look for ways to connect in order to remain relevant.
One Hundred Days of Resistance
He is calling for actions during the first 100 days and releasing his new film TrumpLand.
Beau Willimon and Action Group Network
They are creating a national network of Action Groups to foster a ‘culture of change’. Groups are organized by location and issue. (Willimon is a screenwriter for House of Cards.)
Women’s March 10 Actions 100 Days
A continuation of the project started by the Women’s March on Washington. They will post actions to their website over Trump’s first 100 days in office.
‘A practical guide for resisting the Trump Agenda’ written by Congressional staffers. They seem very open to comments and ideas for improving the guide, which is published online.
Links: https://www.indivisibleguide.com/web @IndivisibleTeam
Democratic Coalition Against Trump
Also known as DCAT, they formed initially to prevent Trump from getting elected. Their new mission is holding the Trump and his administration accountable along with any elected officials who support him.
Links: https://www.democraticcoalition.org/about https://www.facebook.com/TheDemocraticCoalition/
The Sister District Project
They are working to ensure the voting protections of all American citizens by using the resources of progressive districts.
Trump Resistance Movement
A facebook page dedicated to the peaceful resistance against the intolerance coming from the Trump Administration
Knock Every Door
launching nationwide, volunteer-led canvasses to organize our communities against Trump, starting right after the inauguration on January 20
Rise When We Fall
A citizen watchdog organization enabling Americans to take action against the Trump Administration and Congress, as well as local and state governments.
2 Hours a Week
A community fostering a new level of civic engagement following the 2016 election by offering you 2 hours a week of tangible action.
Swing Districts are places where the winner of the last House of Representatives election was determined by a thin margin. Swing Left helps you find and commit to supporting progressives in your closest Swing District so that you can help ensure we take back the House in 2018.
Organizer’s Roundtable is a people-powered movement that formed in the wake of the 2016 US elections as a response to threats to our communities, our rights, and our freedoms.