Contacting Your Representatives
Tips on Contacting Reps’ Offices
A quick read about how often to call, what to talk about and general contact etiquette to get the most out of your calls to reps.
Developer-for-Good John Emerson made this cool SMS bot. Simply text your zip code to 520-200-2223. You’ll get an immediate response with all of your legislative contacts to save easily to your phone.
Resist Bot Text to Fax – Will fax reps for you. All you have to do is text resist to 50409 and it will walk you through the process.
The Indivisible Guide
A practical guide for resisting the Trump Agenda. Former congressional staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen.
ACLU’s People Power
People Power is, at its core, a grassroots member-mobilization project. Through People Power, the ACLU will engage volunteers across the country to take action when Trump or his administration attempt to enact unconstitutional policies or trample on people’s constitutional rights. By mobilizing in defense of our civil liberties, volunteers will build local communities that affirm our American values of respect, equality, and solidarity.
MomsRising is a network of people just like you, united by the goal of building a more family-friendly America.
Women’s March On Washington
10 Actions in 100 Days
Grab Your Wallet
An up-to-date list of companies that sell Trump brands.
LIC Opposition Group
The Long Island City Opposition Group focuses on hyper-localized opposition to Trump’s agenda and follows the methods outlined in The Indivisible Guide.
Justice for All Coalition
Justice For All Coalition in LIC and Astoria is concerned about gentrification and was founded in 2015. Many members are from Faith in NY and NYCHA.
Our mission is to provide residents of public housing neighborhoods the tools and resources needed to achieve economic mobility and self-sufficiency.
Hunters Point Civic Association
A group dedicated to improving the quality of life in Hunters Point.
Court Square Civic Association
The Court Square Civic Association was largely formed in response to the rapid development taking place in the Court Square and Queens Plaza subdistricts of Long Island City.
Local News and Information Sources
Politico New York
What’s happening in New York State government.
The aim of the LICPost is to provide readers with a day-to-day account of what’s happening in Hunters Point, Court Square and Dutch Kills. The LICPost provides original news content. All articles are written and reported by this outlet.
Long Island City Partnership Development Map
Long Island City Partnership (LICP) is the neighborhood development organization for Long Island City. Their mission is to advocate for economic development that benefits the area’s industrial, commercial, tech, cultural, tourism, and residential sectors.
QNS is the online home for the next generation of proud Queens locals looking to connect and find out what’s happening in the neighborhoods around them. QNS provides the latest in Queens news and events, powered by the journalists at the award-winning Queens Courier, Courier Sun, Ridgewood Times, Times Newsweekly, BORO and LIC Magazines.
The Upstander exists to document the Anti-Trump movement and chronicle the revival of the American left.
Keeping Track of the Administration and Congress’ Actions
OpenStates.org – New York
Open States is a collection of tools that make it possible for citizens to track what is happening in their state’s capitol by aggregating information.
See bills passing through Congress (complete with concise, easy-to-digest summaries) and also provide phone, email or video feedback to our elected officials. Provide feedback on bills, advocating, and sharing issue-level content with friends.
Tracking Congress in the age of Trump (FiveThirtyEight)
An updating tally of how often every member of the House and the Senate votes with or against the president.
Trump’s Agenda Tracker (NY Times)
A useful, interactive view that shows where in the process certain legislation is; as well as if it requires congressional sign off, senate sign off or simply an executive order.
Call to Action
Daily Action Texts
Sign up for a daily “action” that texts you a number to call and listen to a recorded message about an action to take. It immediately connects you to your elected representatives so you can comment to their staff on the issue.