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About 50 Ways

50 Ways Summary Document/Flyer: 50ways-summary-document-jan17


5 Calls: https://5calls.org/

ACLU Action Page: https://www.aclu.org/action

Countable: https://www.countable.us/

Daily Action: https://dailyaction.org/

The 65: http://thesixtyfive.org/home (This site lists current issues and offers scripts for phone calls to your representatives.)

Wall-of-Us: https://www.wall-of-us.org/

Weekly Action Checklist for Democrats, Independents, and Republicans of Conscience: https://jenniferhofmann.com/home/weekly-action-checklist-democrats-independents-republicans-conscience/

Civil Rights

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU): www.aclu.org

ACLU Resistance Training: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mR449w4Qmo

Equality Virginia: http://www.equalityvirginia.org/

Southern Poverty Law Center: http://www.splc.org/

Climate Change

CAAV: https://climateactionallianceofthevalley.org/

Climate Think Progress:  https://thinkprogress.org/tagged/climate

Skeptical Science: https://www.skepticalscience.com/

Yale Climate Connections: http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/


Economics Civil Society Project: https://ecatin.wordpress.com/


Natural Resources Defense Council: https://www.nrdc.org/

Rockbridge Area Conservation Council (RACC): http://rockbridgeconservation.org/

RACC Calendar of Events: http://rockbridgeconservation.org/calendar.php

Southern Environmental Law Center: https://www.southernenvironment.org/

Virginia Conservation Network:  here  (Download their environmental briefing book here).

Event Publicity Instructions

Event Publicity Checklist

Federal Legislation Tracking


General Issues Information

AAUW (American Association of University Women): http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/public-policy/aauw-issues/




Kaiser Family Foundation article: “What Coverage and Financing is at Risk Under a Repeal of the ACA Medicaid Expansion?”

Physicians for a National Health Program: http://pnhp.org


ACLU “Know Your Rights” documents in English and Spanish: ACLU Know your Rights English ACLU Know your rights Spanish

Cities For Action: http://www.citiesforaction.us/

Political Organization

Emily’s List: http://www.emilyslist.org/

Emily’s List (sign up for training): http://action.emilyslist.org/page/s/sign-future-trainings 

Full Slate Project: https://www.thefullslateproject.com/

Indivisible guide: https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

Power Mapping for Change: http://togetherok.org/power-mapping-change/


Advocacy Guide: http://togetherok.org/resources-media/advocacy-tipsheets/

Handy Guide to Confront your Lawmaker at a Town Hall: Article from the Washington Post

Keeping an eye on Representative Bob Goodlatte: https://goodlattewatch.com/

Tracking politicians’ votes for and against the 45th president’s agenda: https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/congress-trump-score/ 

Racial Justice

Black Lives Matter: http://blacklivesmatter.com

NAACP: http://www.naacp.org/

Racial Equality Institute: https://www.racialequityinstitute.org/

Reproductive Rights

Planned Parenthood: www.plannedparenthood.org

Sex Trafficking

State Policy Sex Trafficking Tool Kit:  http://www.aauw.org/resource/state-policy-sex-trafficking-tool-kit/


Gender Pay Gap by State and Congressional District:  http://www.aauw.org/resource/gender-pay-gap-by-state-and-congressional-district/

Gender Shrapnel blog: http://gendershrapnel.org


Bureau of Labor Statistics: https://www.bls.gov/home.htm


Progress Virginia: http://www.progressva.org/

Virginia Interfaith Center: An advocacy organization that works to engage and educate people of faith and the public regarding critical social issues, the legislative process, and the call to advocacy: http://www.virginiainterfaithcenter.org/

Virginia’s Legislative Information System (VLIS)-Keep track of bills in the Virginia legislature: https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?171+men+BIL 

Virginia Public Access Project: http://www.vpap.org/

AAUW Resources on State Politics:

What is Your Governor Saying about the State of Your State?
Every year governors across the country offer up their assessments of the state of their respective states. While each one undoubtedly claims, “The state of our state is strong,” it is unfortunately less common for governors to examine the issues that AAUW members prioritize. Check out when your governor is giving their speech, then watch, read, or listen and take action. Last year AAUW published a roundup of state addresses, and we plan to do it again this year once the governors have spoken. But in the meantime, you can plan your own state of the state response—submit an op-ed, write a letter-to-the-editor, or create your own roundup to publish on your state or branch AAUW website.

It’s the New Year, What Laws Just Went into Effect in Your State?

As we all dive head first into the 2017 legislative session, don’t forget about the accomplishments and setbacks from 2016. Many new laws took effect on January 1. Oregonians can no longer release sky lanterns, Illinoisans can now hunt catfish with pitchforks, and New Hampshirites can be convicted of a crime for knowingly shining a laser pointer at a plane or car. In addition to reading this compilation of silly and bizarre state laws from across the country, check out which consequential ones are now in place. An Ohio news outlet published a nice roundup of pertinent laws that will go into effect in the new year that may affect regular Ohioans. See if your state has a similar resource, or compile one yourself.


Virginia League of Woman Voters http://www.lwv-va.org/

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