How to: 5 Ways to get off the phone and hit the pavement outside the USA!

Looking for something to do to protest overseas, other than calling? (which really works by the way so don’t stop.) Just because you are not in the States doesn’t mean you can’t get creative and organize a march or protest event in your host country. There are lots of protests coming up over the next two months, so inspire yourself with these five for starters.

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Date: February 12, 2017, NYC

Objective: In light of the new administration and it’s recent actions, we as members of this community must stay vigilant. This group was created to invite all members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies to make out in front of Trump Towers in NYC. (Make out partner not required, and all allies welcome!)

How to adapt it to your country: Hell yeah! Trump has 144 companies world wide  Find one, get some friends together, and make out! If you aren’t in one of the 25 countries where Trump has companies, look for a US embassy, and make out there.

2. National General Strike

Date: February 17, 2017, National USA, the week before President’s Day

Objective: We demand that our senators and congressional representatives actively oppose any governmental language or action that violates any tenent of our Constitution.

How to adapt it to your country: The strike might be hard to participate in from your host country, BUT great idea to mark President’s Day (Feb 20th) with a protest because let’s face it, it is a day we definitely won’t be celebrating. Put that day on the calender for potential actions. You can also get in touch with the organizers and ask how you can support the workers going on strike from overseas.

3. Stop Trump Coalition

Date: February 20, 2017, London

Objective: On Monday 20th February, UK parliament will be debating whether or not to allow Donald Trump a state visit. In coordination with One Day Without Us: UK National Protest, we are calling for a nationwide day of action to stand up and say no to the future of hatred, racism and division that Donald Trump is trying to create – and to say no to the disgraceful complicity of Theresa May and the British government in supporting him. 

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How to adapt it to your country: GROSS! This picture reminds us that the situation in the USA impacts people around the world. It is time to forge some cross-country coalitions in your host country. Find some British people wherever you are outside the USA, find a pub and a British Embassy or a British Council and let them know what you think. While you are at it, collect some more signatures on this petition, which already more than one million people have signed to “Prevent Donald Trump from making a State Visit to the United Kingdom.” Be sure to sign up on their webpage to recieve updates and let them know you are participating.

4. March for Science 

Date: April 22, 2017- Earth Day, DC

Objective: The March for Science is a celebration of our passion for science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. Recent policy changes have caused heightened worry among scientists, and the incredible and immediate outpouring of support has made clear that these concerns are also shared by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. The mischaracterization of science as a partisan issue, which has given policymakers permission to reject overwhelming evidence, is a critical and urgent matter. It is time for people who support scientific research and evidence-based policies to take a public stand and be counted.

How to adapt it to your country: Wow. Scientists are marching! Yes, things are really that bad. So we definitely need to support them! Get messages from scientists in the countries you live in and send them in solidarity to the march organizers in the States; organize a talk or public event on the day of their march to discuss these issues; plant trees in a local park in honor of the marchers; go to a local school and lead a recycling project with kids. Send pictures or videos to the March for Science!

5. A day without Women

Date: KEEP YOUR EYE OUT, National USA

How to adapt it to your country: Women’s rights is something that impacts all the countries we live in, especially after the gag rule on abortion was reinstated thanks to Trump’s executive order. Participate in the strike from your host country. Take the day and volunteer at a women’s shelter, women’s health centre, an NGO that focuses on women’s rights. Hold a fundraiser and donate the money to Planned Parenthood in the USA or an organization in your host country that will be affected by the gag rule.

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Did you take action? 

Let us know from what country and how it went at americansresistingoverseas@gmail.com. If you have action ideas from overseas, send us a message!

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