Saturday, February 11, 2017

Important teleconference Sunday!

This Sunday night, at 7 p.m. Central, join MoveOn and allies for Ready to Resist: Emergency Call #3 to hear from the mayor of Minneapolis Betsy Hodges and United We Dream's Cristina Jimenez about how cities and towns can be the frontlines of resistance to Trump, share strategies for the week ahead, and prepare for "Resistance Recess," when we will directly address members of Congress who will be back home from D.C.

Click here to RSVP, and you’ll receive a phone call at the number you provide at the start of the call Sunday evening.
You can also stream the call live at

During this call Sunday, we’ll look at how through a trio of strategies—focusing on cities, Congress, and corporations—we can weave together a successful movement that resists and wins. We'll discuss opportunities to take peaceful and strategic action this week to make a difference and grow this movement.

Here's more about the leaders from across the resistance movement who we'll hear from this Sunday, February 12:
  • Cristina Jimenez, executive director and co-founder of United We Dream, will unpack what she’s learned from immigrant communities around the country about this latest coordinated deportation sweep—what is new and what isn’t, and what we can do about it.
  • Mayor Betsy Hodges of Minneapolis, Minnesota, will discuss how cities like hers can stand up as "sanctuary cities"—and more—against deportations and be the frontlines of resistance to Trump.
  • Hugh Espey, executive director of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, one of the country’s premier trainers in “bird-dogging”—the skill of asking tough questions of elected officials in public—will lead a training in how to make the most of the upcoming February congressional recess.
  • Jennifer Epps-Addison, president and co-executive director of The Center for Popular Democracy, will share how Disney employees are organizing to get Disney to stop collaborating with Trump.
  • Georgia Hollister Isman, state director of Rhode Island Working Families Party, will illuminate how 1,000 people showed up at a spaghetti dinner hosted by Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, sparking a mobilization that’s stiffening the spines of Democrats to truly meet this extraordinary moment.
The first Ready to Resist call on January 22, shattered a Guinness World Record—for the most people engaged in a "single live conversation"! And the truly amazing part? The average listener participates in Ready to Resist calls for 55 minutes—nearly 4 times as long as the average telephone town hall listener—which tells me that participants are finding the content valuable.

But what matters is not how many of us get on the phone together—what matters are the actions that we take together. Which is why on this Sunday's call—and on every Sunday call—you’ll learn about specific actions to take in the upcoming week to make a difference. (Want a sneak peek of one of this week's actions? Join or host a Valentine’s Day Let’s Make a Date rally at your members’ of Congress local office this Tuesday, February 14).

And mark your calendars for the R2R call on following Sunday, February 19, at the same time, when we’ll team up again with the folks who wrote the Indivisible Guide and millennial organizer Yong Jung Cho to kick off "Resistance Recess"—a pivotal week of action when members of Congress are home to meet with constituents. You can RSVP now for both calls, and you'll receive a phone call at the start of the calls at the number you provide. We take privacy seriously and never share your phone number.

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