A few quick resources

If you’re not sure who represents you in Congress, now’s a good time to find out. Remember, it’s their job to represent you, whether you’re in the same party or not.

A brief guide to talking to your representatives effectively, written by someone who used to receive those calls and letters. “But, ultimately,” she says, “no matter what you do, if you communicate with your member of Congress at all, you are ahead of most people.”

Remember: calling your representatives is sorta like voting, except you can do it as often as you want.

If you need a refresher, here’s the U.S. Constitution and all 27 amendments, along with clear, simple explanations of every part.

And if you want to donate money to somebody who’s ready to protect the Constitution and the civil liberties it guarantees, my suggestion would be the ACLU.

The ACLU has been around for almost 100 years. They were virtually alone in opposing Japanese internment during World War II. They were instrumental in the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case that ended “separate but equal” schools. And they’ve received a big surge in donations since November 9.

Good night, and good luck.

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