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Meet the Math Professor Who’s Fighting Gerrymandering With Geometry - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Moon Duchin

Moon Duchin is an associate professor of math and director of the Science, Technology and Society program at Tufts. She realized last year that some of her research about metric geometry could be applied to gerrymandering — the practice of manipulating the shape of electoral districts to benefit a specific party, which is widely seen as a major contributor to government dysfunction.

url: http://www.chronicle.com/article/Meet-the-Math-Professor/239260/

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Town Hall Project || Find a Town Hall Near you

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We are a volunteer-powered, grassroots effort that empowers constituents across the country to have face-to-face conversations with their elected representatives. We are campaign veterans and first time volunteers. We come from a diversity of backgrounds and live across the country. We share progressive values and believe strongly in civic engagement. We research every district and state for public events with Members of Congress.

url: https://townhallproject.com/

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The Info-Activism How-To Guide | Strategies and tools for digital campaigning

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The Info-Activism How-To Guide is a new guide for activists, advocates, NGOs and community based organisations who want to use technology tools and practices in their campaigning. This guide assembles, strategies, digital tools and case studies from around the world with a critical focus on the intended strategic impact of digital campaigns.

url: https://howto.informationactivism.org/

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Home - Demand Progress

Demand Progress

We work to win progressive policy changes for ordinary people through organizing and grassroots lobbying. We focus on issues of civil liberties, civil rights, and government reform.

We run online campaigns to rally people to take action on the news that affects them — by contacting Congress and other leaders, funding pressure tactics, and spreading the word in their own communities.

url: https://demandprogress.org/

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Technical Majority

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Every day, more organizations and projects are launched to help people better use technology for the causes they care about. Technical Majority aims to be a catalog of what's out there.

These are groups of technologists, technology-minded folk, or those using technology to help activists.

What the groups above have been working on to help activists and the politically minded.

url: http://technicalmajority.com/

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bkeepers/stop-trump: a list of public projects on GitHub resisting the Trump administration

A list of public projects on GitHub tackling immigration, civic engagement, fair media, civil rights, or general resources on resisting the Trump administration.

url: https://github.com/bkeepers/stop-trump

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How to #StayOutraged Without Losing Your Mind – The Coffeelicious – Medium

tags: activism, Trump
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This is not going to be an easy four years. We’re going to be subjected to constant gaslighting by the President and his administration. We’ll be dealing with a ferocious, multi-front attack on the entire progressive agenda, without exception, and a lot of it is going to succeed. We’re going to helplessly watch institutions we care about and depend upon destroyed. The Trump years are going to be emotionally exhausting and deeply traumatic for all of us...

url: https://medium.com/the-coffeelicious/how-to-stayoutraged-without-losing-your-mind-fc0c41aa68f3#.cuutf95kx

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Indivisible Guide

When we put the Indivisible Guide online as a poorly formatted, typo-filled Google Doc, we never imagined how far and fast it would spread. Since December, the guide has been downloaded over a million times. More than 4,500 local groups have signed up to resist the Trump agenda in nearly every congressional district in the country. What’s more, you all are putting the guide into action—showing up en masse to congressional district offices and events, and flooding...

url: https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

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RISE is working to become the largest citizen watchdog organization in the United States with the mission of empowering Americans to monitor and take action in response to the Trump Administration, Congress, and state and local governments.

We are citizens who want to RISE up to hold our government and public officials accountable.

url: https://risestronger.org/

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Fairfax Grassroots. Moving forward together. Political resources for progressives.

This website was created to serve as a resource center for progressive people seeking a way to make a difference. We will try to post listings for as many relevant Fairfax, Northern Virginia, Washington area and national organizations and events as we can.

url: http://novagrassroots.org/

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The 2016 Progressive Honor Roll | The Nation

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Yes, the election results were generally awful. But the untold story of 2016 is that grassroots activists, bold campaigners, and the movements they embraced frequently prevailed—and their successes showed progressives how to press forward even in the most frustrating and difficult of times. Our 2016 honor roll of the most valuable progressives is a chronicle of the fight that has already begun, and a road map for the resistance yet to come.

url: https://www.thenation.com/article/the-2016-progressive-honor-roll/

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Common Cause


Common Cause is a nonpartisan grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.

In this spirit, Common Cause serves as an independent voice for change and a watchdog against corruption...

url: http://www.commoncause.org/

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A List of Pro-Women, Pro-Immigrant, Pro-Earth, Anti-Bigotry Organizations That Need Your Support

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Donald Trump has been a vocal advocate of sexual assault, Islamophobia, xenophobia, and violent racism. Early Wednesday morning, America voted to elect him our president.

Here are a few organizations that work to fight for the rights of our most vulnerable populations, and ways you can volunteer or donate to make sure they are able to work harder than ever.

url: http://jezebel.com/a-list-of-pro-women-pro-immigrant-pro-earth-anti-big-1788752078

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Public Citizen Home Page

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Public Citizen serves as the people’s voice in the nation’s capital. Since our founding in 1971, we have delved into an array of areas, but our work on each issue shares an overarching goal: To ensure that all citizens are represented in the halls of power. For four decades, we have proudly championed citizen interests before Congress, the executive branch agencies and the courts. We have successfully challenged the abusive practices of the pharmaceutical, ...

url: http://www.citizen.org/

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Salsa Labs | Ingredients for Organizing

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Through DemocracyInAction, nonprofits have access to a special Salsa configuration built specifically for the progressive nonprofit community.

DemocracyInAction, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization itself, believes technology can be a decisive force for social change. We exist to empower those who share our values of ecological and social justice to advance the progressive agenda.

url: http://salsalabs.com/democracyinaction

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GOOD logo

GOOD is the integrated media platform for people who want to live well and do good. We are a company and community for the people, businesses, and NGOs moving the world forward. GOOD's mission is to provide content, experiences, and utilities to serve this community.

GOOD currently produces a website, videos, live events, and a print magazine. Launched in September 2006, the company has garnered praise for its unique editorial perspective and fresh visual...

url: http://www.good.is/

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Open Society Institute and Soros Foundations Network

Open Society Institute The Open Society Institute works to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. To achieve its mission, OSI seeks to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights. On a local level, OSI implements a range of initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media.

url: http://www.soros.org/

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Support Your Local Brewery

Beer Activists logo Support Your Local Brewery is a national, grassroots partnership of beer enthusiasts, professional trade associations and brewers dedicated to supporting and protecting the legislative and regulatory interests of small, traditional and independent craft breweries.

url: http://www.supportyourlocalbrewery.org/

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Earth First

Earth First! is effective. Our front-line, direct action approach to protecting wilderness gets results. We have succeeded in cases where other environmental groups had given up, and have drawn public attention to the crises facing the natural world.

url: http://www.earthfirst.org

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