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Sat Nov 19, 2016, 10:26 AM

Proposal: New DU forum "Act Now 4 Democracy"

Last edited Sat Nov 19, 2016, 01:03 PM - Edit history (1)

I've seen a few posts that provide information about taking reasonably small, prompt actions to resist abuses of human rights and further destruction of our democracy.

Such posts are appearing in different forums and I am not always seeing them in time to take action (e.g. call a congressional committee to weigh in on an appointment.

If DU created such a forum, anyone who wishes to could subscribe and would be alerted the next time they log on. Action items from a wide variety of organizations would be useful as well as ideas from individual DU members.

I want to do all that I can do and would appreciate alerts from DU members who may belong to different organizations or are reading different sources than I.

I found the "Activism" forum, but it's been abandoned. Maybe we just need to start posting there? Maybe the admins would post a third checkbox to select after starting to post in General Discussion... postmortem, general discussion, action.

(P.S. I was an active member of DU for 4-5 years, I think, during the Bush administration and election of President Obama. I've long since abandoned the Yahoo email associated with that DU account, so I look like a total newbie, but I'm not).

I would like to see DU posts with action items posted fequently - whether we create a new one or use an existing forum:


13 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Unlimited
Yes! Good idea. I would subscribe or check it out regularly.
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I'm fine with it. If it helps other people that's cool.
0 (0%)
I don't think it is a good idea. (Explain why below if you're willing.)
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Reply Proposal: New DU forum "Act Now 4 Democracy" (Original post)
Ruth Bonner Nov 2016 OP
2naSalit Nov 2016 #1
Ruth Bonner Nov 2016 #2
flamingdem Nov 2016 #3
Ruth Bonner Nov 2016 #4
Ruth Bonner Nov 2016 #5
hermetic Nov 2016 #6
Ruth Bonner Nov 2016 #7
hermetic Nov 2016 #8
Ruth Bonner Nov 2016 #9
tavalon Nov 2016 #10
moonscape Nov 2016 #11
Ruth Bonner Nov 2016 #12

Response to Ruth Bonner (Original post)

Sat Nov 19, 2016, 10:41 AM

1. K&R!

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Response to Ruth Bonner (Original post)

Sat Nov 19, 2016, 10:41 AM

2. Thanks for votes... Would you contribute occasionally?

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Response to Ruth Bonner (Original post)

Sat Nov 19, 2016, 11:58 AM

3. Please push this forward

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 19, 2016, 12:01 PM

4. I was just looking for posts on DU to put in Activism to start the ball rolling...

The one I wish I had seen in time was calling Congress to demand investigation of Trump finances - on Greatest page, but too late now.

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 19, 2016, 12:59 PM

5. Need help kicking and/or have a long-time member assist.

I've started posting action items in Activism > Activist Headquarters in case you'd like to subsribe and post.

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Response to Ruth Bonner (Original post)

Sat Nov 19, 2016, 01:42 PM

6. I sign petitions every day

I get them in emails from MoveOn, Pew Charitable Trust, ACLU, SPLC, etc. I'd be happy to have a place to share them here.

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Response to hermetic (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 19, 2016, 01:58 PM

7. Yes! Love it! Happy to see what you post. Also - Gorgeous cat!

What breed? Still young?

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Response to Ruth Bonner (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 19, 2016, 02:14 PM

8. That's just a gif I found

I do have 2 similar, though. Mom and baby, 1 and 2 yrs old.

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Response to hermetic (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 19, 2016, 04:17 PM

9. Awwwwww....

We lost our kitty, Sammi, last year in December. I miss her.

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Response to Ruth Bonner (Original post)

Sun Nov 20, 2016, 12:09 AM

10. We need a clearinghouse

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Response to Ruth Bonner (Original post)

Sun Nov 20, 2016, 12:27 AM

11. Yes! It would be nice to have it include some on-going

stickies too such as where protests are being held, members of congress positions on button issues (Medicare, etc) with numbers to call, etc.

Voted Yes Yes Yes! (3 times, is that voter fraud?)

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Response to moonscape (Reply #11)

Sun Nov 20, 2016, 10:42 AM

12. Can we ask admins to pin a thread at the top of forum...

With links that will remain most useful over time? information and organizations that one can donate to so the can resist the worst of what could happen.

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