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Activism – Things You Can Do Right Now:

5calls.org: Spend 5 minutes, Make 5 calls

Postcards to Voters – write postcards to targeted voters in key races around the Country

Resistbot – Helps you contact your representatives with ease

Dailyaction.org – Daily alerts to action items and connect you to your Senators and Congressperson

Stand Organized – Chicago-based group helps connect you to effective political action

Jan Schakowsky’s Action Steps

Town Hall Project – A List of Upcoming Town Hall Meetings for Members of Congress

Fill Out a Witness Slip to tell the Illinois General Assembly Whether You Support or Oppose Pending Legislation – for further explanation, see our Take Action From Home page

Activism – More Ways to Get Involved:



ColorofChange.org – Helps People Respond Effectively to Injustice

Daniel Biss’ “The Road Back”


Gun Sense Candidate Lookup Tool – gunsensevoter.org

Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda

letamericavote.org – Fighting Voter Suppression

Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America

Movement Voter Project – A Platform to Match Progressive Donors to Worthy Causes

Movement Match – Helps You Find Organizations To Join Which Share Your Priorities


Organizing for Action

Resistance School – Training in Activism

Swingleft.org: Help Democrats Win Swing Districts and Win Control of the House of Representatives in 2018

See What Our Legislators Are Doing:



ilga.gov – Illinois General Assembly

Running for Office:



emergeamerica.org: Women leaders for a Democratic future

newamericanleaders.com: supporting 1st and 2nd generation Americans running for office

newpolitics.org: supporting military veterans and alumni from Peacecorps and other service orgs running for office




victoryinstitute.org: Elevating LGBTQ leaders


314action.org: A grassroots group encouraging people in the STEM community to run for office

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