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[personal profile] alexseanchai
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] redsixwing
Requirements:
<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 MoveOn.org.

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] sathari
Link: Change.org 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  voting.section@usdoj.gov 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] 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 https://oversight.house.gov. 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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