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ACTIVISM

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Activism is the balancing opposite of the corporate status quo. It might be as simple and personal as helping a neighbor recycle or as public as protesting a pipeline. There are many forms of activism including: voting, teaching, petitioning, rallying, and protesting. All of them are important.


Protests & Demonstrations

This is what the term "activism" means to many. Getting out there and letting your light shine and voice be heard in the street. The history of direct activism is one of success, but there is often a heavy price. It pays to make sure that any demonstrations you are in are organized and that you are aware of any risks you might be taking.

ACLU's Know Your Rights - PDF Download

How To Protest Protesting Tips From A Professional Camper - Hunt and Lunch (including a great infographic)

How to Prepare Yourself for a Protest and What to Do If You End Up in Cuffs - Colorlines

What To Expect When You're Arrested At A Protest - Papermag

How to Protest Safely and Legally - LifeHacker

How to gear up for a protest - sort of hardcore by hopesandfears.com

PDF - Know Your Rights Wallet Cards

Street Medic Guide (and other related manuals) - Paper Revolution

An Activist's Guide To Basic First Aid - Mayday Resources

Event First Aid - Rabble.ca

Essential Packing List For Protesters - Matador Network

Street Medic Information

Information For Protestors

Protesting in the Time of Police State: How to stay safe when exercising your rights - The Art of Urban Survival

Surveillance Self Defense

Protect Yourself From Tear Gas - Anti Media

What To Wear To A Protest... Dis Info

How To Protect Yourself Digitally In The Trump Era - The Establishment

Secure yourself in under 5 minutes: A quick and easy guide for staying safe at protests and rallies - Open Media

Indivisible - A Practical Guide To Resisting The Trump Agenda

Find Contact Info On Your Federal & State Elected Officials

Just a couple of local notes for Knoxville: If you wear a respirator or face covering of any kind you will violate the "mask" law. You have a right to wear a helmet, but that won't stop the cops for arresting you for not taking it off. The police in Knoxville/Knox County are the military arm of the local Republican Party and behave as such with total immunity.


Voting

Voting is as simple as casting you own ballot or as complex as campaigning for a candidate. Volunteer to ride people to the polls. Help candidates with rallies and donations. The two most important voting issues are registering voters and overcoming voter suppression. Here's more...

Fighting Voter Suppression - ACLU

Voter Suppression - votekindly.org

Voter Suppression Is a Much Bigger Problem Than Voter Fraud

Political Activism [and Voting] - findingdulcinea.com

Ideas on getting Voter Registrations

Download JSA's Organizing Voter Registration Events