Apr. 9th, 2017

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Link: Here
Deadline: 5 October 2017
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Requirements: personal information
Anything else: Restricted to British citizens and UK residents
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I should probably say up-front that I don't know if I'll have the spoons to do these on a regular basis, but I have a few more spoons for organising shit than I did at the start of the year. Maybe organising post coming soon?

Anyway, as far as I can tell, here is the stuff that's active from the past few months of activity! I've included direct links where possible, plus a link to the spoonless activists post.

General
Promote [community profile] spoonlessactivists! (post)
Holiday gift activism (seasonal, but could be replicated for birthdays!) (post)
This week's Radio Free Monday from [personal profile] copperbadge (post)

Petitions
Put the final Brexit deal to a referendum (UK) (post)
Introduce Universal Basic Income in the UK (UK) (post)
Tell the House GOP not to repeal the Endangered Species Act (US) (post)
Audit the election results (post) (NB: I know there's an FBI investigation going on here, I'm not sure how relevant this petition is anymore)
Force the government to act on the eleven recommendations of the UNCRPD report (UK) (post)
Stop cuts to Universal Credit (UK) (post)
Sign up to petition site(s) (post)

Surveys
Donald Trump Media vs President Survey (post)

Call Your Reps!
Raise a Stink about HR 193 (US) (post) (NB: HR 193 is in committee according to the website; can someone who knows more about US politics weigh in on whether it's still worth calling about?)
Action for refugees (UK) (post)
Call Paul Ryan about the ACA (US) (post) NB: This is pretty old but I can't find accurate information online on whether the phone poll is still open and I don't know how relevant it is given the big anti-Obamacare defeat - can someone more knowledgeable on US politics weigh in?
Ask the House Oversight Committee to Audit Trump's Finances (US) (post) NB: Again I don't know if this is still relevant - comments appreciated!

Resources
ACALLADAY newsletter (signup page) (post)
We're His Problem Now (Google doc with call-your-rep resources) (US-centric, I think) (post)
How to call your rep when you have social anxiety (comic) (post)
How to protest if you're socially anxious (post)
[personal profile] sasha_feather has some suggestions for what we can do as disabled people.
[personal profile] davidgillon on using the UK disabled activist movement as a model for spoonless activists.

Pro-Diversity Art
This sale seems to be over, but The Other Side, a trans-themed comic anthology, is still available and looks pretty cool. (post)
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At [personal profile] copperbadge's place, as usual!

Link: Radio Free Monday
Anything else: Donations, stuff to buy and people looking for housing/roommates - requirements will vary!
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So as you may have seen, I got inspired to do a round-up of suggested actions!

It'd be nice to do a round-up every week, I think, though with the current level of activity I think it might not reward the effort too well. Maybe monthly? I'm going to start trying to post more suggested actions and keep an eye out for useful stuff as it comes up on Twitter/Facebook/etc, I think.

We also talked about having a weekly check-in, and I'd still like to set up some stuff to do with tagging. I don't think we'll need a weekly rota unless we get a serious boost in activity, but again... maybe a monthly thing?

Which is to say, maybe we could talk about:

A person a month volunteering to do tag-modding (basically: going through posts and making sure there are tags and they're reasonably up-to-do)
A person a month posting a round-up of current viable activities (weeding out the stuff that's expired or no longer relevant, adding new stuff, posting the list)
A person a month posting a check-in post

The check-in post is reasonably low-effort once we have a template, but the other two are fairly admin-ey tasks. I feel like I'd be up for doing one of these a month regularly, so I probably only need 2-3 people to spot me.

Is anyone up for helping to, say, take on the tag-modding in May, and I'll grab the round-up?

(Also I'm up for discussing different approaches to this, so please feel free to weigh in on this entire idea!)

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