Join: Incite

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INCITE! is a nation-wide network of radical feminists of color working to end violence against women, gender non-conforming, and trans people of color, and our communities. We support each other through direct action, critical dialogue, and grassroots organizing.

Who We Are

INCITE! Women, Gender Non-Conforming, and Trans people of Color* Against Violence is a national activist organization of radical feminists of color advancing a movement to end violence against women of color and our communities through direct action, critical dialogue and grassroots organizing.

INCITE! is made up of grassroots chapters and affiliates across the U.S. working on particular political projects such as police violence, reproductive justice, and media justice; a national collective that works to leverage this grassroots organizing on a national and transnational platform; an advisory collective that helps increase the capacity of national organizing; and thousands of members and supporters.

What We Do

INCITE! works with groups of women of color* and our communities to develop political projects that address the multiple forms of violence women of color experience in our lives, on our bodies, and in our communities.

We identify “violence against women of color” as a combination of “violence directed at communities,” such as police violence, war, and colonialism, and “violence within communities,” such as sexual and domestic violence.

Chapters and affiliates engage in strategies and projects that address both personal and state violence, acknowledging the ways that oppressions intersect in the lives of women of color. Some of those projects include producing a women of color radio show, challenging the non-profitization of antiviolence and other social justice movements, organizing rallies on street harassment, training women of color on self-defense, organizing mothers on welfare, building and running a grassroots clinic, supporting communities to engage in community accountability strategies, and much more.

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How can you get involved?

INCITE! is excited to build a broad movement of women of color* for peace, safety, and justice! Please visit our get involved page or contact us for more information.

Learn more about Incite! here.

Join: Black Lives Matter

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Black Lives Matter is a unique contribution that goes beyond extrajudicial killings of Black people by police and vigilantes. It goes beyond the narrow nationalism that can be prevalent within some Black communities, which merely call on Black people to love Black, live Black and buy Black, keeping straight cis Black men in the front of the movement while our sisters, queer and trans and disabled folk take up roles in the background or not at all. Black Lives Matter affirms the lives of Black queer and trans folks, disabled folks, Black-undocumented folks, folks with records, women and all Black lives along the gender spectrum. It centers those that have been marginalized within Black liberation movements. It is a tactic to (re)build the Black liberation movement.

Black Lives Matter is a chapter-based national organization working for the validity of Black life. We are working to (re)build the Black liberation movement.

This is Not a Moment, but a Movement.

#BlackLivesMatter was created in 2012 after Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman, was acquitted for his crime, and dead 17-year old Trayvon was posthumously placed on trial for his own murder. Rooted in the experiences of Black people in this country who actively resist our dehumanization, #BlackLivesMatter is a call to action and a response to the virulent anti-Black racism that permeates our society.Black Lives Matter is a unique contribution that goes beyond extrajudicial killings of Black people by police and vigilantes.

It goes beyond the narrow nationalism that can be prevalent within Black communities, which merely call on Black people to love Black, live Black and buy Black, keeping straight cis Black men in the front of the movement while our sisters, queer and trans and disabled folk take up roles in the background or not at all.

Black Lives Matter affirms the lives of Black queer and trans folks, disabled folks, black-undocumented folks, folks with records, women and all Black lives along the gender spectrum.  It centers those that have been marginalized within Black liberation movements.  It is a tactic to (re)build the Black liberation movement.

What Does #BlackLivesMatter Mean?

When we say Black Lives Matter, we are broadening the conversation around state violence to include all of the ways in which Black people are intentionally left powerless at the hands of the state.  We are talking about the ways in which Black lives are deprived of our basic human rights and dignity.

#BlackLivesMatter is working for a world where Black lives are no longer systematically and intentionally targeted for demise.  We affirm our contributions to this society, our humanity, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression.  We have put our sweat equity and love for Black people into creating a political project–taking the hashtag off of social media and into the streets. The call for Black lives to matter is a rallying cry for ALL Black lives striving for liberation.

Black Lives Matter offers opportunities to learn, to act and to join the movement – for everybody – black folks, queer folks, straight folks, all folks. If you are not part of the black community Black Lives Matter provides excellent opportunities to learn how to be a good ally.

Join Black Lives Matter here.

Action Agenda: The Rose Resistance

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The Rose Resistance is a national movement dedicated to advocating for freedom, equality, and democracy – American values currently under siege. We are committed to nonviolent resistance through information, advocacy, and physical presence. On a national level, we provide information to counter Trump propaganda. On a local level, we organize in our cities and communities to help protect the people most endangered by the Trump regime. Get involved. Your country needs you.

The Rose Resistance began in LA on the evening of November 8th and spread across the nation within a few days. Our organization is dedicated to advocating for freedom, equality, and democracy – American values currently under siege. This group welcomes people across the political spectrum who are ready to fight fascism and white supremacy. The Rose Resistance is committed to nonviolent resistance through information, advocacy, and physical presence. On a national level, we provide information to counter Trump propaganda. On a local level, we organize in our cities and communities to help protect the people most endangered by the Trump regime.

Our name is inspired by the White Rose, a nonviolent, intellectual resistance movement against the Nazis, founded by students in Munich in 1942. The White Rose stood for truth in the face of lies, bravery against the worst odds, and the duty of good people to stand up for each other. The motto of authoritarianism is, “It can’t happen here.” We have a ten-year head start on the White Rose. We are organizing before it is too late. Because it can happen here – unless we stop it.

The Rose Resistance provides Action Agenda To Do Lists, issues education and has regional chapters that you can join.

Join the Rose Resistance here.

Join: RISE Stronger

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Rise Stronger, formerly Rise When We Fall, emerged after the 2016 elections and has grown to become a citizen watchdog organization of over 30,000 Americans who are ready to ensure elected officials and the government are both responsible and accountable to the people. Founded by former White House officials, Rise Stronger seeks to reinvigorate what it means to be a citizen by connecting a far-reaching grassroots operation with a deep network of policy experts to create a powerful movement in both size and substance.

Rise Stronger provides the infrastructure to help thousands of Americans formed over a dozen policy working groups, uniting the vast experience of former White House and government officials, policy experts, advocates, with the energy and voice of concerned citizens. These groups cover a wide-range of issues including climate change, civil rights, the economy, immigration, health care, and national security. Working directly with our grassroots members, Rise Stronger produces and disseminates political analysis and calls to action to over a hundred different advocacy groups in ways that are accessible, credible, and effective in mobilizing action.

The grassroots operations is the heart of this organization. Rise Stronger has organized thousands of people into local chapters across this country to create the opportunity for real, meaningful dialogue that seeks to use in-person gathering to bridge the divides and differences between diverse communities. The goal is to give citizens a platform where they can engage with their community and feel empowered to take ownership over their democracy.

Rise Stronger is turning a groundswell of energy into concrete action. Over Inauguration weekend in Washington D.C., Rise Stronger organized and co-hosted “Rise Above” (www.riseaboveconference.org), a two-day conference that connected more than 800 participants with over 50 inspiring speakers including U.S. Representative Jamie Raskin, Executive VP of Planned Parenthood Dawn Laguens, Supreme Court Litigator Deepak Gupta, and more. The conference built on the energy of the Women’s March by connecting some of the largest advocacy groups in the nation with a new generation of innovative organizations and activists to generate tangible plans on how best to respond to the Trump Administration.

With over 30,000 members working hard across the country, Rise Stronger is eager to join with, and stand alongside, a united front of advocacy groups to create a powerful, sustained, and smart movement. For more information: please visit www.risestronger.org

Organize: Indivisible Groups

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Groups in our directory are wholly independent; they are listed provided they agree to resist Trump’s agenda, focus on local, defensive congressional advocacy, and embrace progressive values.

The map below is being updated constantly. If you registered a group but do not see it, know that we are working to get it listed. We are going through all of the submissions to make sure that there is a real person behind each group and reaching out if more information is required.

Start, Join or Register and independent Indivisible group here.

Get the Group Leader Toolkit here.

From the toolkit:

“Welcome! You’re receiving this toolkit because you, we, and thousands of groups across the country are ready to stand indivisible. Groups are meeting to plan the resistance against Trump’s agenda, and making plans to visit the offices of their Members of Congress.

Some of you may be busy planning for your first group meeting, while others are trying to fit a discussion of the Indivisible guide into a packed agenda for your hundredth meeting. But regardless of how long you’ve been doing this or how many people are in your group, you’re not just a leader in that group—you’re an organizer.

So: what is an organizer? An organizer is someone who brings people together and inspires them to take action. Organizers motivate and mobilize people; they build relationships with the people around them and they build a plan to act. They are leaders who lead from behind, always thinking about how they can get other people to do more.

The most important thing you can do right now is spread the word: talk to people about your group, invite them to your next meeting, ask them to commit to join you, and follow up beforehand to make sure they are there. Then what? This toolkit includes materials to help you take the next step in your organizing journey, whether it’s your first step or just the most recent one:

  1. A sample agenda for your first organizing meeting to help your group divide up the work, make a bold plan, and put it into action.
  2. Ideas for keeping your meeting on track, so that you can make a great plan and help your group mobilize to execute it.
  3. A sign-in sheet for your meeting: organizing is all about relationships, and relationships are all about communication (see downloadable pdf).
  4. A potential first action plan so you and your group can start talking to your Members of Congress about standing up to Trump right away.
  5. Tricks of the trade for getting press coverage and spreading the word about your actions on social media, so that what your group does has as big an impact as possible.
  6. And information on watching out for right-wing tricks.

After your meetings, we want to hear from you! Take pictures of your group and share #StandIndivisible stories with us on Facebook and Twitter. Email us at field.indivisible@gmail.com to share what went well, what didn’t, and what else we can do to support your amazing work.

Remember: we can do this. We will win.”

Start, Join or Register and independent Indivisible group here.

Get the Group Leader Toolkit here.