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From the Web: Election Aftermath Edition

From the Web: Election Aftermath Edition

After a week to process what's happening in our country, I've compiled some links to help channel confusion and frustration into understanding and action.

  1. How racism went viral.
  2. A little insight into loathing educated professionals while idolizing the rich.
  3. Two strategies to help you intervene if you witness harassment: 1 and 2.
  4. A series of tweets explaining how to make your congressperson listen.
  5. Pick up the phone to fight the appointment of white nationalist Stephen Bannon as chief strategist. 
    • Locate your district representative here, then click on your rep to locate the number for their non-DC office.
    • Pick up the phone, take a deep breath, and politely tell whoever answers something like this:
      • "Hello, I would like to leave a message for [name of congressperson]. My name is [your name], and I am calling because I have learned that President Elect Trump is attempting to appoint Stephen Bannon as chief strategist. Stephen Bannon is a known alt-right supporter of discrimination, including racism, sexism, and homophobia. I am pleading that [name of congressperson] do everything in their power to stop a known white supremacist from holding any office in our nation. Thank you!" (They might ask for your name again, area code, and phone number. They might direct you to a press release on the subject. It's okay to ask them for more information about what the congressperson is planning on doing.)
    • Check out this amazing google doc for more suggested phone scripts when calling your congresspeople about other issues.
  6. I’ve joined the surge of donors this week, and if you want to as well, consider making a donation to the following (to support):

Be curious. Be smart. Be wrong.

Be curious. Be smart. Be wrong.

Momming While Sciencing

Momming While Sciencing