There are many ways to get involved. Find what speaks to you and run with it.

1. Vote in all elections including local and midterm.

So often people sit out local and mid term elections and then wonder why the government isn't working for them. Treat every election as if it were a presidential election that way when a quality president is elected into office he or she has the support system needed in congress to get things done. Good politics are built from the ground up!


2. Donate to a cause you believe in.

There are many great organizations out there that care about the same issues you do. Get behind one of them and donate what you can. Even small donations are powerful when millions of people contribute! Choose a cause from the get involved menu and make a donation today. 

The American Civil Liberties Union works to defend and preserve individual rights guaranteed by the US constitution.  

https://www.aclu.org/


3. Volunteer for a cause you believe in.

If you don't feel like you're in a position to donate money you can donate your time. Being an influential member of the community is a very powerful way to create positive change. Volunteer Today!


4. Sign Petitions.

Signing Petitions is one of the quickest and easiest ways to get involved. In the age of the internet signing petitions is quicker than ever and you have all of the resources right at your fingertips if you need to educate yourself on an issue. Below is a list of sites that fight for positive change. They only take a minute out of your day while sending a powerful message.

Change.org is one of the most popular petition sites on the web. 

https://www.change.org/

Create or sign petitions directly on the White House website.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/

Courage Campaign is directly related to issues facing California.

http://www.couragecampaign.org/

Credo Action

http://credoaction.com/


5. Call and write your members of congress.

House members are up for re-election every two years and senators see elections every six years. They know that they need your support in order to get re-elected. Make your voice heard by contacting them regularly about issues that are important to you. If you are unhappy with their policy, let them know, and if you are happy with their policy you should thank them so they keep up the good work.

Find your representative here.

Find your Senators here.



6. Get active in your community

The Action Network

The Action Network is a progressive online organizing platform. Anyone can become an organizer by creating a free account.

With that account, organizers can publish actions to the public, such as a petition to an elected official, an event RSVP form for a meeting the organizer is holding, a survey form to collect answers from a community, a fundraising form to collect money for an upcoming campaign, a ticketed event page to sell tickets to an event, or a letter campaign to have activists email elected officials. 

Click here to find a group or event near you.

Indivisible

Indivisible has created a step by step guide on how to resist the racist and bigoted ideas of Trump. They dissect how a few minority operating under the name of the Tea Party undermined President Barack Obama during his presidency. Using a model that has been proven to work, a handbook has been created to educate the American people on how to effectively resist Donald Trump. 

Organizing For Action

Across the country, OFA volunteers are fighting for the issues we believe in.

On the ground, grassroots action is focused around training and empowering people to work together to build chapters—structured groups of volunteers—and take on leadership roles in their communities in the fight for change.

These volunteers are coming together across the country in lots of ways—from phone-banking with their neighbors to canvassing a popular area in their community with friends. These are just a couple of examples of “on-the-ground” ways we take grassroots action. 


7. Vote with your wallet.

Boycott Trump

The Democratic Coalition Against Trump has launched Boycott Trump, a free app available on iPhones, iPads and Androids that allows users to search a database of more than 250 businesses. This nifty app will help you to determine if any given company has ties to Trump. And according to the creators, there's plenty of businesses that lead back to the president-elect.

Buy Sustainable Products

One of the most powerful ways to support safe and sustainable practices is to vote with your wallet. Every time you buy a product you have a choice to support companies who use sustainable practices to produce quality products or greedy companies who only care about the bottom line and put humanity and the environment second. A new app allows you to scan barcodes to see if the product you are looking at coincides with your beliefs. Find out more at the link below. 

https://www.buycott.com/


8. Be a part of the ASOTT community and contribute. 

Follow ASOTT on Facebook and Instagram! Interact with others and help share useful information that brings awareness to environmental and social issues. Grass-root movements are more important than ever and we must talk and share in order to make meaningful progress in the world.


9. Engage in meaningful conversations.

Yes, just by talking with your peers you can inspire others to get involved and take action. Challenge yourself to talk to at least one person a day about what you're doing to make the world a brighter place.


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