Duality by Selene Lacayo

By Selene Lacayo This article has been shared with permission of Selene, from her blog Foreign Mom (https://foreignmom.wordpress.com/), originally posted on 22 of June 2017. Thank you to Selene for sharing her beautiful story and global perspective.  When I was nineteen years-old, I flew to the U. S. as a freshman in college. I had…

Overseas Resistance Technology: Call Congress with Free App Stance!

By TakeAStanceUS Americans Resisting Overseas, recognizing the extra challenges that overseas resisters face in getting in touch with their MOCs, will over the course of the summer feature several of the hottest resistance apps that specifically support our work outside the USA! Enjoy this article as part of our Overseas Tech Resistance Series!  Calling your representatives…

How to: Survive and Resist through Volunteering Overseas

By Jordan Wildish. For many Americans, the election of Donald J. Trump leaves us feeling angry, fearful, and uncertain about the future. Many Americans are turning to volunteering as a form of resistance, as a way to support the causes they believe in, to create community and take proactive steps to build the world they want…

Art Resist: When Fiction is Fact

When Fiction is Fact Nothing feels real on the news these days. Maybe it’s an alternative reality. Or people are trying to create one. By, K. Providence, RI Do you use Art to Resist? If you have a drawing, video, poem, photo, short story or other artistic act of resistance you would like to share contact americansresistingoverseas@gmail.com.

Act Now! Participate in the Ides of Trump! 

1. Write one postcard. Write a dozen! Create your own cards, buy them, share them, it doesn’t matter as long as you write #TheIdes or #TheIdesOfTrump on them somewhere. 2. Take a picture of your cards and post them on social media (tagged with #TheIdesOfTrump or #TheIdes, please). This will help us verify our numbers….

Act now: Speak out against Republicare!

Speak out against Republicare! This week the ACA replacement bill was pushed through both the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Ways and Means committee. While estimates differ, most indicate as many as 15 million Americans could lose coverage. Learn more! This New York Times article offers an easy broken down comparison of the two bills and this map give comparisons…

Act Now: Fight the Muslim Ban!

A new Muslim Ban has been signed, which means it’s time once again to gear up to fight. Read an annotated version of the executive order here, and then call or skype the Capitol Hill Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and use the script below from The Revolutionary Love Project to ask your members of Congress (MoC) to take a public stand…

Act Now: Defend Net Neutrality

You might have heard a lot of talk recently about Net Neutrality, which has come under fire once again by the new Federal Communications Commission chairman, Ajit Pai who calls equal access to the web “a mistake.” Still confused on what it is and why it’s important? Here’s a basic overview from the Wall Street…

Act now: Resistance rally in response to address to Congress

This Tuesday, February 28, Donald Trump will address a joint session of Congress for the first time, with a speech authored by White House advisor Stephen Miller — the man who helped draft the Muslim ban. A resistance rally will be held at 6pm ET outside of the White House, co-sponsored by Moveon.Org and Food &…

Act Now: Fight back against Trump’s anti-trans discrimination!

Fight back against Trump’s anti-trans discrimination! On Wednesday, the Trump administration rescinded Title IX protections for trans students, which had been expanded under President Obama to include the right of transgender students to use the bathroom corresponding to their gender identity. While supporters of this act, say it is for protection as a reminder, to date there…

Act Now: Oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline

On February 7th, Trump infamously claimed to have “not received one phone call” about his executive orders reviving the Dakota Access Pipeline. Contact the Army Corps of Engineers to voice your opposition! Call or skype 888-201-9377, and a Sierra Club line will connect you to the Army Corps of Engineers. Explain to them that this pipeline is a direct violation…