Political & Community Action in Evanston

"We know that just like working out, civic activism can feel intimidating at first.  It seems like everyone else knows how to use the machines, and you're just not sure that activism is your kind of place.  We're here to help you get started with emails a few times a week that have 5-minute, 10-minute, and 30-minute activism "workouts" that will help you (and America) get in shape."

“We are a collection of people in Illinois determined to make a difference. Inspired by the historic candidacy of Hillary Clinton and those trailblazers before her, we gather to empower each other, to strategize on politics and policy, and to create a better world for future generations. Join us.”

“re:act is a weekly list of a few concrete things you can do to take action during the Trump presidency.”

ACTION FOR A BETTER TOMORROW (formerly Pantsuit Nation Illinois)

This app that lets you find out who your legislators are and how they voted on key legislation.

Sister District Project

"The Sister District Project harnesses the energy of volunteers in deeply blue (or red) places and channels it to where it can make a real impact. We are a network of local teams that support strategic, winnable races across the country.


Our focus is down-ballot on critical state races where Democratic control hangs in the balance.
Together, we will ensure that all Americans have equal representation and our government works for all people, not just the minority in power.​"

Here is a list of websites, apps, emails lists and Facebook groups

that can help get you started in activism!

This is a new app from the Democratic Coalition Against Trump that allows users to search a database of more than 250 businesses to see if they share any connection to Trump and his business interests.

Awesome Websites

This site provides a list of agencies and nonprofits where people can donate money or volunteer their time. All you have to do is click “donate” or “volunteer” below the organization of your choice.

Former congressional staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen.

“Our mission is to turn America blue by building a movement to flip seats – first in state legislatures, and then in the House and Senate. To build this movement, we need to close the information gap, making it radically easier for Democrats to:

Understand the importance of state policy in national elections
Identify the most critical races that can turn a state from red to blue
Act on this information by donating, volunteering, and organizing others to act with them

Thousands of Democrats have already joined our community, signing up for regular action items to promote a progressive agenda across the country. As we build our community, we are also building a data-driven mapping tool that identifies the most “flippable” state legislature seats and gives users the opportunity to donate or volunteer with one click.”

#dearevanston...examines issues of race, equity, inclusion, diversity, and youth gun violence in Evanston.

Dear Evanston seeks to engage everyone in the Evanston community—people of all ages, races, religions, sexual orientations and genders; teachers, elected officials, law enforcement, religious and social service leaders—in creative and powerful conversations about the causes of violence, ways in which violence affects us all, and what part each of of us can play to help end it.

“he promised a wall.
he will be stopped by a wall of us.

FOUR CONCRETE ACTS OF RESISTANCE
DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX EACH WEEK”

This site provides a comprehensive yet digestible list of groups, including Muslim community organizations, migrant justice groups and POC-led nonprofits, where people can donate their funds (and sometimes their IRL support).

GET SHIT DONE