Tuesday Tip: 5 ways to keep up the resistance before the midterm elections

Tuesday Tip: 5 ways to keep up the resistance before the midterm elections

Donald Trump might not be on the ballot this November, but his dangerous policies and hateful agenda certainly are.

Every politician running for re-election this fall who votes to confirm extremist judges or defends massive tax giveaways to the rich or turns a blind eye to the government terrorizing immigrants is explicitly supporting Trump’s agenda – and we must show them the door.

With the midterms quickly approaching, we can fight back and ensure our progressive agenda has a big election night. Here are five ways you can keep up the resistance before the midterm elections.

Register to vote

Resisting Trump isn’t just about resisting Trump himself – it’s about resisting his entire agenda and all those who enable him, from those in Congress all the way down to your local city and town officials.

That’s why it’s so critically important to vote, and the first step in that process is registering or ensuring your registration is up-to-date and accurate.  We’ve detailed everything to know in our recent Tuesday Tip: “How to register to vote — or find out if you’re already registered.”

Know your voting rights

Now that you’re registered to vote, and you’re all ready for November, what’s next? Getting to know your voting rights.

Even though so-called Jim Crow laws were technically abolished more than 50 years ago, voter suppression – both legal and illegal – is alive and thriving today. Whether it’s through racial gerrymandering, voter ID laws, voter intimidation, voter purges in minority districts, or election interference, extreme Republicans are going to all lengths to prevent minority and progressive voters from casting ballots. That’s why it’s so important that all voters know their rights.

Rock the Vote has a handy tool to search your voting rights by state. Check it out here.

Get involved locally

Interested in doing more than just voting this November? There are a lot of ways to get involved in the resistance right in your community, including joining a local resistance organization, like Indivisible, attending a protest or even helping at a local non-profit.

Volunteer for a campaign

Want to take a step further and help elect a progressive candidate? Many progressive campaigns are eager and very willing to bring on volunteers who can devote their time helping knock doors, making phone calls, entering data or providing transportation to voters and volunteers. Have a specialized skill, like web design or data analytics? Any campaign would be thrilled to have you help out.

Fire up your favorite search engine and learn about the candidates in your area. For example, try searching for “Progressive candidates near [YOUR TOWN].” Read up on their stances on important issues to you. Visit their websites and sign up to volunteer.

Fund the resistance and join CREDO

If you’re not yet a member of CREDO, you might be missing out on a critical way to fund the resistance with the products and services, like your cell phone, that you use every day. Each month, CREDO donates $150,000 to three important progressive causes, many of whom are fighting the Trump agenda. In the last 30 years, we’ve donated more than $86 million to progressive groups, and we’re one of Planned Parenthood’s largest corporate donors.

CREDO members also fund an entire team of amazing progressive organizers and leaders at CREDO Action who help mobilize our 5 million member-strong activist base to take action.

To learn more about CREDO, our products and services and our mission to power the resistance, click here.