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Link: Depends on party
Location: Anywhere in the world if you're a UK citizen
Deadline: Varies, but there will be some this autumn
Time estimate: 15 minutes
Requirements: money / mental / personal information / decision-making
Anything else: It may be a while until the next general election, but local elections can make a difference to people's lives. Joining an imperfect party and campaigning for change from within is usually easier and more effective than starting a new party from scratch or trying to get an independent elected. Being a member for a few months before the election gives you opportunities to help influence things when it comes, whether that's by voting within the party for a particular person to be the party candidate for your area, putting forward or voting on topics for policy discussions and campaigns, or by getting information about ways to volunteer and increase voter turnout.
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Link: go to Senate.gov, find your state—bonus points for sharing on your social media, with the hashtag
Deadline: the day of the Senate vote on Trumpcare (sooner is better—today, since the bill just passed the House, may be best, so your senators KNOW you're horrified and terrified)
Time estimate: <10 minutes
Requirements: personal information (probably—definitely Delaware, probably other states): name, email, phone, home address
Anything else: Elaborate as you like:
Do not let Trumpcare pass the Senate. Your disabled constituents' lives depend on it.

#CorpsesDontVote
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[personal profile] randomling
Here is the stuff that's active from the past few weeks of activity! I've included a link to each post, plus direct links where possible.

General
Promote [community profile] spoonlessactivists! * post
Holiday gift activism (seasonal, but could be replicated for birthdays!) * post
Sign up to petition site(s) * post

Fundraisers
Donate to the Russian LGBT Network * post * direct link
Weezie's Medical Fees * post direct link
Help Corey Resist Homelessness * post * direct link
Emergency in Chechnya * post * direct link
Help Perseus move from sexually & emotionally abusive home * post * direct link

Petitions - General
Audit the election results * post * direct link (NB: this is a US-specific topic, but it's on change.org with no restriction on location)
Stop cuts to Universal Credit * post * direct link (NB: UK-specific topic, but this one's on 38 Degrees)
Close the Gay Torture Camps * post * direct link
Chechnya: Stop Abducting and Killing Gay Men (Amnesty International) * post * direct link

Petitions - UK
General note: all petitions on the UK parliament website are now closing on 3 May because of the general election on 8 June
Put the final Brexit deal to a referendum * post * direct link (deadline 3 May)
Introduce Universal Basic Income in the UK * post * direct link (deadline 3 May)
Force the government to act on the eleven recommendations of the UNCRPD report * post * direct link (deadline 3 May)
Exempt Non-EU NHS professionals from £35,000 salary threshold * post * direct link (deadline 3 May)
Publicly confirm that gay men from Chechnya can seek asylum in the UK * post * direct link (deadline 3 May)
Scrap the "rape clause" and the "family cap" on social security payments * post * direct link (deadline 3 May)

Petitions - US
Tell the House GOP not to repeal the Endangered Species Act * post * direct link

Surveys - General
Donald Trump Media vs President Survey * post * direct link (US-related topic, but no location restriction)

Call Your Reps! - UK
Action for refugees * post

Call Your Reps! - US
Raise a Stink about HR 193 * post
Ask the House Oversight Committee to Audit Trump's Finances * post

Resources - General
How to call your rep when you have social anxiety * post * comic
How to protest if you're socially anxious * post * article
[personal profile] sasha_feather has some suggestions for what we can do as disabled people * post
[personal profile] davidgillon on using the UK disabled activist movement as a model for spoonless activists * post

Resources - UK
How to vote to stop the Tories * post * Facebook post * Google Doc

Resources - US
ACALLADAY newsletter * post * signup page
We're His Problem Now * post * Google Doc with call-your-rep resources

Pro-Diversity Art
Thes sale seems to be over, but The Other Side, a trans-themed comic anthology, is still available and looks pretty cool * post * anthology
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[personal profile] randomling
My name is Perseus, & I'm a 23 year old mentally & physically disabled transgender person. I've lived w/ severe abuse for most of my life, & up until recently I was coping through it. My mother & I lived with my stepfather who abused us both in every form until I was 17 & called child services, got my sister adopted into another family.


Link: Donate here
Deadline: None given
Time estimate: <5 mins
Requirements: money; personal information: first name, last name, email address; decision-making
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[personal profile] randomling
Link: here at [personal profile] copperbadge's place
Requirements: various
Anything else: This week, fundraisers, sales and a research project!
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[personal profile] randomling
As the "rape clause" exemption cannot be delivered in a way that does not breach women's rights and undermine women's equality and safety, we call on the UK Government to repeal the "family cap" measures in the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016, including all of its exemptions.


Link: Sign the petition
Location: Restricted to British citizens and UK residents
Deadline: 3rd May 2017
Time estimate: <5 mins
Requirements: personal information: name, email address, country of residence, postcode
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[personal profile] randomling
The Chechen government is abducting and torturing gay men. This more than qualifies any gay Chechens for asylum in the UK: the Home Office should issue a statement to this effect so that Chechens fleeing the country know that they will be offered protection in the UK.


Link: Sign the petition
Location: Restricted to British citizens and UK residents
Deadline: 3rd May 2017
Time estimate: <5 mins
Requirements: personal information: name, email address, country of residence, postcode
Anything else: Another petition about the murder and torture of gay men in Chechnya, this one specifically relevant to offering them asylum in the UK.
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[personal profile] randomling
Gay men are being thrown in illegal prisons and tortured in Chechnya.

The Russian LGBT Network can help gay men at risk escape to safety.

But they’re running out of resources and need our help.

Donate today to help fund the emergency evacuation of gay men at risk in Chechnya.


Link: Donate here
Deadline: None given
Time estimate: <5 mins
Requirements: money; personal information: email address, first name, last name, country, postcode; decision-making
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[personal profile] randomling
Corey Alexander is at high risk of homelessness and needs your help.

Two years ago, Corey was hit by a car. Ever since the hit and run, they have been struggling with substantially increased PTSD symptoms and chronic pain. These symptoms worsened at the beginning of 2016. Corey was no longer able to work and went into full time psychiatric treatment. After treatment, they were not able to return to work, and will not able to return to work in the near future (if at all).

Corey has been living on state disability (SDI) for the last year, and has applied for federal disability (SSDI), but the application process takes a long time. Right now, it is not clear when SSDI will kick in; and state disability is running out in May.

There is NO chance Corey will begin receiving SSDI in May. In other words, at the end of May, Corey will be without the resources to pay for shelter, food, and medication. Corey's disability advocates are telling them that they are at high risk for homelessness.


Link: Donate here
Deadline: None given
Time estimate: <5 mins
Requirements: money; personal information: first name, last name, email address; decision-making
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[personal profile] randomling
At [personal profile] copperbadge's place, as per usual!

Link: Radio Free Monday
Anything else: This week: fundraisers, a sale, and a request for help! Requirements will vary.

Question for the community: do we think I should post the items from RFM as separate activities on the comm, or is the link to RFM itself enough?
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After being hit by a car over the weekend, Weezie went into the ER and found out they needed surgery. After surgery, a series of traumatic incidents occured: a nurse broke two of their fingers and they went untreated for days, forced psych evaluation, involuntary admission into multiple mental health facilities, and more.

Weezie is now home safely, but there are going to be lots of expenses, so I'm hoping we can help fund some of this.


Link: Donate here
Deadline: None given
Time estimate: <5 mins
Requirements: money; personal information: first and last name, email address, country of residence, post code; decision-making
Anything else: If you're in the US or Canada, and donate more than $10, [twitter.com profile] Samantha_Eaton3 is doing a book giveaway
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[personal profile] randomling
Since April 2016, Non-EU citizens wishing to remain permanently in the UK have been required to earn £35,000 a year on a single contracted salary. I find this rule discriminates unfairly against those who chose to work in the NHS, where such a salary is impossible within first 5 years of employment.


Link: Sign here
Location: Restricted to British citizens and UK residents
Deadline: 12 July 2017
Time estimate: <5 mins
Requirements: personal information: name, email address, country of residence, postcode
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[personal profile] randomling
Over a hundred men suspected of being gay are being abducted, tortured and even killed in the southern Russian republic of Chechnya according to credible sources inside the country.

The Chechen government won’t admit that gay men even exist in Chechnya, let alone that they ordered what the police call 'preventive mopping up' of people they consider to be undesirable.

We urgently need your help to call out the Chechen government on the persecution of people who are, as they put it, of 'non-traditional orientation' - and urge immediate action to ensure their safety.

Sign the petition now and urge the Russian and Chechen authorities to investigate these abductions and bring those responsible to justice.


Link: Sign here
Deadline: None is given
Time estimate: <5 mins
Requirements: personal information: first and last names, email address, country
Anything else: This is the second petition I've posted to stop the abduction and killing of gay men in Chechnya. I don't know how much signing a petition is going to help, but I figure it can't hurt to make my voice heard in as many places as possible.
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The Russian LGBT Network is a team of dedicated people and organizations that promotes equal rights and respect for human dignity, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. Your donations will be used to support such programs as “Emergency support”, “The Hotline”, “Psychological support”, “Legal Support”.

The emergency support program to back up the survivors of homophobic hate crimes and activists and organizations suffered because of their activities.

The Hotline provides free primary psychological and legal consultations for LGBT community all over Russia.

The psychological support is the program that provides the psychological help in a range of situations: in case of homophobic pressure, violence, violation of rights; in what concerns self-assertion and aspirations to know who you are; in the issues of gender identity; in establishing relationships with parents, families, friends and children; in relationships with partners, etc.

A team of legal advisers provide for consultation as pertains to matters and cases related to sexual orientation or gender identity independent of residence area as part of the Legal support program. These consultations are generally rendered face-to-face (e-mail, Skype or via Hot Line).

We believe that together we work towards the same goals and together we can be part of the movement for equal rights for everyone regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity.


Link: Donate here
Time estimate: <5 minutes
Requirements: money; personal information (full name, preferred name, email address, age group); decision-making
Anything else: You can read their statement on Chechnya here. Via [site community profile] dw_news.
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[personal profile] randomling
To President Putin and all Russian authorities:
"As concerned citizens from around the world, we strongly urge you to stop the crackdown on gay people in Chechnya, and to uphold the values of justice and tolerance."
More information:

Chechnya is rounding up gay people and taking them to torture camps, and it's as horrific as it sounds. Men are being electrocuted, tortured until they reveal names of other gay people, and beaten so badly that some have died.

Targeting gay people and dragging them into camps is like something the Nazis would do. It’s both terribly upsetting and infuriating, but there's a plan to stop it.

Avaaz will amplify the call of brave local activists in the media and use our massive global outcry to force an end to the crackdown. Sign the petition and tell everyone - let’s get to one million.


Link: Sign here
Deadline: None given
Time estimate: 5 mins
Requirements: personal information: name, email address, country, post code
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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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[personal profile] randomling
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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[personal profile] randomling
Link: Here
Deadline: 5 October 2017
Time estimate: <5 mins
Requirements: personal information
Anything else: Restricted to British citizens and UK residents
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[personal profile] randomling
Link: here
Deadline: 23 September 2017
Time estimate: 2 mins
Requirements: personal information (name, email address, postcode)
Anything else: Restricted to British citizens and UK residents
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[personal profile] redsixwing
Link: https://action.donaldjtrump.com/mainstream-media-accountability-survey/
Location (if relevant): Asks for a US ZIP code, but open to the internet
Deadline: ??
Time estimate: <5 minutes
Requirements: decision-making, critical reading, name/ZIP personal information
Anything else: I almost listed "bullshit handling" in the above, because this survey has some verrrry slanted questions.

Let's go tell them how the media is doing on reporting President 45's performance. :)

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