Like the rest of us, progressive filmmaker and activist Michael Moore is deeply disturbed by the thought that Donald Trump will actually inhabit the White House and have the nuclear codes.
However, Moore is urging us not to give into feelings of powerlessness. Rather, he just came up with a handy list of five things that we all can do starting right now to fight back against Trump.
Moore began, “1. MAKE YOUR PRESENCE KNOWN. Your Senators and Members of Congress are home right now, in your town (or a nearby town), for their holiday break. Their office is open! You don’t need an appointment. Just show up (to find out where the local office is click here: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/ and type in your zip code).” Continued Michael, “2. WRITE TO THE DNC TONIGHT. It will take 5 minutes. Send a quick email to the Democratic National Committee (http://my.democrats.org/page/s/contact-the-democrats) and tell them you want them to elect Congressman Keith Ellison as the new chairperson of the Democratic Party.” He added, “3. FORM YOUR OWN RAPID RESPONSE TEAM. By New Year’s Day this Sunday, I want you to ask 5 to 10 friends, family members, co-workers, classmates or neighbors to be part of your Rapid Response Team. Set a plan to contact each other online as soon as word goes out on any given day to oppose what Trump and Congress are up to.”
Continued Moore, “4. MAKE PLANS NOW TO BE AT THE INAUGURATION WEEKEND PROTESTS! We need millions in the streets in DC — and that’s what it looks like it’s shaping up to be. The big march will be the day after the Inauguration – the Million Women March on January 21st. Click here for details https://www.facebook.com/events/2169332969958991/. On January 20th – Inauguration Day – a call has been gone out to non-violently disrupt the proceedings. Go to http://www.disruptj20.org/ and learn about civil disobedience on that day.” He concluded, “5. YOU SHOULD RUN FOR OFFICE. Yes, YOU. Why not? Who else do you think is going to do it? It’s time to stop carping about politicians and become one.” What do you think of Moore’s ideas?