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<10 minutes depending on phone wait times
Phone call

A bill has been introduced to end membership of the United States in the United Nations.

Do you like the UN? Do you like the US being part of the UN? Do you like the US having an influence on the UN?

If so: please, call your House representatives and raise an unholy fuss encourage them to vote against HR 193.
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[personal profile] redsixwing
- United States activism
- internet connection
<5 minutes

For call option:
<10 minutes
Phone conversation

Petition at

1600 species are covered by the Endangered Species Act. Fewer than 70 have ever been delisted, but that doesn't actually mean failure - that means some species are under enough pressure to be considered "conservation-dependent." If we do not work to keep them alive, they will become extinct. They're still here, and that means success.

Republicans oppose the law because it limits drilling and logging.

If you're feeling ambitious, call your representative as well and tell them you don't support this.
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[personal profile] redsixwing
Link: Democratic Underground
Location (if relevant): USA (entire)
Deadline: December 19th is the vote, so ASAP is better.
Time estimate: <5 minutes
Requirements: phones / possible interaction

Originally posted December 13th.

In a live Facebook session yesterday, a couple of the Hamilton Electors said that at this point what's needed aren't more letters and emails to the electors.

They recommend instead:
(1) Contact your representatives and governors to ask that they demand that the electors be debriefed on the CIA information on Russian interference prior to Dec. 19, and to delay the electoral vote if that's not possible, given the time-frame;
(2) Contact the U.S. Attorney General and ask that the Electoral College vote be postponed until a full investigation of Russian interference and the Trump campaign's potential coordination with Russia is complete. You can reach the Attorney General's office at 202-514-2000 (Comment 4)
Please cut and paste to share this, and let's flood the office with calls. You can call non business hours and leave voice message.

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[personal profile] sathari
Link: petition
Location (if relevant): N/A
Deadline: probably ASAP
Time estimate: ~1min
Requirements: N/a
Anything else: You can also call and email the Department of Justice: 202-353-1555 and respectively, as well as ETA: per comments, this may be the wrong place; your own Congressbeings and those of the states mentioned here: Florida, Wisconsin (which is apparently already conducting an internal audit, whether as part of their election SOP or otherwise), Pennsylvania, and Michigan.

(Also posting to [community profile] thisfinecrew .)

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[personal profile] nanila
Link: WriteToThem
Location (if relevant): UK-only
Deadline: none
Time estimate: 5 minutes, thanks to [personal profile] kaberett's provision of the WriteToThem link!
Requirements: mental / personal information
Anything else: h/t to [personal profile] cesy

(I've adapted the text below from [personal profile] cesy's entry.)

This action is to express support for vulnerable refugees entering the UK. For unaccompanied children, particularly those coming from Calais, the Home Office/central government has responsibility. However, for adults and families who are being relocated, the next action is on local councils rather than central government. MPs are used to being flooded with petitions and form e-mails. Local councillors are not as, so an email has a much bigger impact.

Suggested action: (Now even easier thanks to [personal profile] kaberett.) Use the handy WriteToThem link above and enter your postcode. This should provide you with the identities of your district and county councillors. Clicking on a name should link you to a form which sends them an e-mail. Send them something like this:

"I'm a local resident, and I'd like to understand what our council is doing to welcome Syrian refugees. I would like us to welcome more refugees to our local area. What are we doing to implement the Government's resettlement scheme, and what local charities are involved? Thank you." Don't forget to include your name and address/postcode so they can verify you're a local resident.
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[personal profile] cesy
Link: Avaaz,, 38 Degrees, UK Parliament, White House
Location (if relevant): Online
Deadline: None
Time estimate: 15 minutes
Requirements: mental / social / personal information
Anything else:

Join one of the major petition/activism sites, so that it remembers your details for future petitions, lowering the barrier to signing things. Tick the marketing boxes to say if you want them to send you other petitions you may be interested in based on things you've already signed. It makes finding and signing future petitions easier, and you'll get notified of big/important things.
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[personal profile] redsixwing
Found on Tumblr.

Time requirement: <5 minutes
Spoons requirement: phones (no conversation or socialization required!)

For the millions of you that will lose your insurance if Obamacare is repealed please call Paul Ryan. It took me about two minutes, most of that waiting patiently for the recording to end.

Paul Ryan is conducting a phone poll on the ACA (Obamacare), hoping to hear overwhelming popular opposition to it. If you would like to express your support for the Affordable Care Act, call (202) 225-3031. Press 2 to weigh in on the issue. You’ll hear a brief recording about HR-3762, Paul Ryan’s proposal to gut the ACA, and President Obama’s use of his veto power to stop it. Then, you will have a chance to indicate your opinion with the press of a button.

Press 1 if you support Obamacare, 2 if you oppose it.

There is also an option after making your choice to leave a voicemail for Speaker Ryan, which I did, and recommend doing, but is obviously not required.

The voicemail inbox is full, but I did this. Took four tries to get through as apparently people are interested in this. :)
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[personal profile] redsixwing
Requires: phone, social activity spoons.
Time period required: short (but possibly repeated)

Transcribed from something I saw on Tumblr.

"I just called the House Oversight Committe (202-225-5074) to support the call for a bipartisan review of Trump's financials and apparent conflicts of interest. It took me two minutes, and the woman on the phone said that they are absolutely tallying calls - the more they get, the more likely the Committee is to demand ALL of Trump's financial information

She said that there's not much time left, as they are out of the office next week for Thanksgiving, and after that, they're going to make a decision."

I called the number this morning (repeatedly, as I kept getting a "this box is full" message and trying again a little later until I managed to leave a voicemail. I'll be calling again shortly to see if I can't get a live person on the phone.)

The phone number again is 202-225-5074.
The committee website is If you see anything else you want to hound someone about on that site, this is the place to do it.

Please be polite but firm to our civil servants.
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(Still not 100% sure on template, so consider this experimenting with the format. Also, since this is a comm-promotion thing, I should probably point out that all these suggested-activities are of course optional, the point being to offer things you could do, not things you must or anything, and this one doubly so.)

So the more members we have, the more we can do, and the better we can distribute the work of running the community!

If you like, you could post to your journal or a relevant DW community promoting this comm. I'll drop some sample text below that you can use or modify as you desire, or of course feel free to just write your own. (I'm mostly offering sample text so that there's a super-low-spoons option for this action as well as the higher-spoons option of making your own words on the subject.)

Hi! I recently joined a community called [community profile] spoonlessactivists. We're a community of people with disabilities, caring responsibilities, busy lives and other reasons we don't have a lot of resources to devote to activism - but still want to do something to make the world a better place. We're still figuring out how to do that, and it'd be great to get more members to help build the community and develop our plans. Membership is open - if you want to make the world a better place and you're not high on spoons, you'd be very welcome to join us!

Link: Post to your journal
* mental spoons (optional)
* social spoons (for some; I think whether posting to your journal takes social spoons is probably variable?)
* other (this sort of thing can set off anxiety for me, might be the same for others)

Feel free to comment to add more form text for others to use (if anyone does I'll add them to the main post) or to give feedback on how this format looks to you.
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