Actions You Can Take NOW
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Absolutely, the easiest way to contact your legislators....pick a subject. Get a brief update on the issue along with phone numbers & a short script.
My Representatives voting record by subject: Want to know how your Rep voted on issues? Or how they are rated by different organizations like Planned Parenthood? Want to know how much money they get from special interest groups like NRA? Here's the link to Amy Handlin's record but you can check out any legislator. This website is a wealth of iniformation!
Trafficking - Before planning your next vacation or travel adventure, take the time to learn about the Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct and the companies protecting children from trafficking. The Code, short for “The Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism” is a set of business principles that travel companies, booking sites, airlines, hotels, and cruises can implement to prevent child trafficking and sex tourism.
Take a look at the Code’s top members, like Orbitz, Delta Airlines, and Hilton Hotels, and make the conscious decision to travel with those companies to your next destination.
There are some new apps to fight Trafficking. Check out:
TraffickCam - a powerful tool for those fighting human trafficking. Since traffickers often make use of hotels and motels along the major highway and interstate commerce routes, sometimes even posting photos of their victims online for prospective buyers and johns, being able to identify a specific hotel is a huge asset. TraffickCam asks its users to take photos of hotel and motel rooms where they stay, allowing the service to create a searchable database. This will allow law enforcement to identify where a photo of a trafficking victim was taken - the combination of room layout, furnishings, window views, wall decoration, or even bedspreads might make all the difference.
Other apps for reporting suspected trafficking:
The TIP line from Airline Ambassadors TIP Line (Trafficking In Persons is the name of the crime given by the Department of State) for notifying law enforcement of human trafficking aboard airlines, to be used by airline employees, flight attendants, Immigrations Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security, FBI and Local Law Enforcement.. App has with GPS, camera, video & sound recorder.
From The National LGBTQ+ Task Force - Download a sign that you can hang in bathrooms to support transgendered folks. Look for E-Z Action PDF download in the lower right hand corner of the web page. Good website to keep up with legislative actions. http://www.thetaskforce.org/
UltraViolet’s May 2017 Resistance Guide
More Easy Tools to Contact Your Federal & State Reps: Use Resistbot Text free fax to your reps! Text the word RESIST to 50409. It will send you back a message with instructions. You don’t have to know the fax number of your representative. OMG! It couldn’t be easier!
After you've sent a couple of faxes, you will be given more permissions. For example, when you first sign up, your faxes will go to both your Senate & House Reps. Send a couple more faxes and you'll soon be able to specify which Representatvie you want to fax. Download the app from the app store.
Here's another app:
And one more useful app........If your senators and reps aren’t saved in your phone yet, text your zip code to 520-200-2223. You’ll get a text back with everyone’s contact info that you can then save in your phone.
The most complete Resistance "TO DO LIST" on the web. Subscribe and get a daily update with specific actions and other incredibly useful information. If you have 2 hours, 2 days or 2 weeks to take action, there's something on this list for you. Get involved. "If you aren't outraged, you aren't paying attention!"
My personal favorite To Do Action list. It’s kept up to date and is quite manageable.
There are many action lists on the internet. Here's a very complete list of action websites from Action Alliance