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[personal profile] cesy
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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[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. :)
cesy: "Cesy" - An old-fashioned quill and ink (Default)
[personal profile] cesy
Link: Avaaz, change.org, 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] randomling
(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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