The ACLU’s Next Endeavor: Organizing the People’s Power to Resist

In the weeks following President Donald Trump’s inauguration, we have seen the harms that his policies cause people around the world and the danger his actions represent for our civil liberties. Trump’s use of executive power has prompted the protest and defiance of millions, echoing the voices of many who know that our basic American values are being tested by our president. 

The ACLU will continue to defend our basic freedoms and hold this administration accountable for every unlawful or unconstitutional measure they propose. We will use the courts as one avenue to aggressively advance our agenda, but we cannot do it alone. 

That is why the ACLU is launching a major new grassroots mobilization platform, PeoplePower.org, in response to the growing number of people who believe that Trump’s actions cannot go unchallenged.

We’ve hired a group of digital organizers who have worked with activist groups, the White House, and Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign to help build and launch PeoplePower.org. With this platform, we hope to help organize the mass resistance to President Trump’s bankrupt policies. With a nationwide presence through our 50-plus state affiliates, the ACLU is well-positioned to take on the incredible responsibility of grassroots organizing coast to coast. This type of program is new for us at ACLU, but it is necessary if we are going to overcome the Trump administration’s attempts to curtail civil rights and eventually advance a 21st century civil liberties agenda.

On March 11, the ACLU will hold a “Resistance Training” town hall in Miami, Florida. An email ask went out today to the organization’s over 2.5 million members to organize thousands of grassroots events in communities across the country to watch the ACLU town hall. Full details on the training are forthcoming.

PeoplePower.org will use digital tools to communicate with and help train volunteers to resist President Trump’s unlawful policies across the country. The ACLU will promote ideas for action to defend sanctuary cities, resist deportation raids, oppose the Muslim Ban, maintain Planned Parenthood funding, and support other priorities. But the program will also seek to amplify organic, bottom-up grassroots actions. PeoplePower.org will be a one-stop hub for everyone looking to influence the national debate.

We ask you to join us as we build communities ready to resist Trump’s agenda and to protect our constitutional rights. The fight may not be easy, but it will be worth it. 

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Anonymous

It didn't verify the phone number after submitting. Just punch in your Congressman's office number..

Anonymous

RESISTANCE COMPROMISE Let’s add in STATESMANSHIP!
Let’s continue to focus on organizing and energizing Democratic Party structure.
Let’s continue to focus on exposing and resisting Trump’s illegal and authoritarian agenda.
Let’s step up to a positive statesmanlike agenda in official and unofficial ways.
Jobs Equal Opportunity Immigration Reform Healthcare
Let's lead junkets, including mayors and others, to cities and countries that have faced the problems and offered solutions.
Let's gather experts, debate policy improvements, listen.
Let's communicate best solutions in clear and accessible ways.
Let's lead America effectively into a hopeful future for all of us.

Erin

There seems to be a problem with the links to sign up for volunteer opportunities, can't open!

John Donoghue

Please educate us. I want to be involved with taking these people down. I don't want my country destroyed

Anonymous

Why is peoplepower.org DNS registration private and hidden? Does ACLU own the domain or not?

Anonymous

What are the hours of the training ?

Eaton County

Isn't there a way that individuals can stream this training at home?

Anonymous

It's okay they troll, we are fighting for them too! We fight for all to be keep our basic civil liberties!

Anonymous

What is a troll? A trouble maker? I'm not. I'm only from a generation when someone could raise a family with a job at a gas station. Now only the wealthy can get a higher education creating a class division.
So I'm not surprised at the 'peasent revolt' taking place via Trump. It's not a bad thing.

Anonymous

Funny, Obama made you pay more for Healthcare, and did nothing to help with school prices. Some say he stole money from SallieMae(FannieFreddieMae) to fund failing PPACA.

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