The First 100 Day Resistance Agenda

Rally to Democrats to form their own First 100 Day agenda

Rally to Democrats to form their own First 100 Day agenda
Rally to Democrats to form their own First 100 Day agenda

[dropcap color=”#008040″ boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”8px” class=”” id=””]T[/dropcap]rump’s First 100 Day agenda includes repealing environmental regulations, Obamacare, and the Dodd-Frank Act, giving the rich a huge tax cut, and much worse. Here’s the First 100 Day resistance agenda [with thanks to Alan Webber]:

  1. Get Democrats in the Congress and across the country to pledge to oppose Trump’s agenda. Prolong the process of approving choices, draw out hearings, stand up as sanctuary cities and states. Take a stand. Call your senator and your representative (phone calls are always better than writing). Your senator’s number: http://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/. Your representative’s number: http://www.house.gov/representatives/

  2. March and demonstrate—in a coordinated, well-managed way. The “1 Million Women March” is already scheduled for the Inauguration —and will be executed with real skill. See: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/11/15/counter-trump-women-are-mobilizing-massive-march-washington. There will be “sister” marches around the country—in LA and elsewhere. They need to be coordinated and orchestrated. And then? 1 Million Muslims? 1 Million Latinos? What would keep the momentum alive and keep the message going?

  3. Boycott all Trump products, real estate, hotels, resorts, everything. And then boycott all stores (like Nordstrom) that carry merchandise from Trump family brands. See: http://www.racked.com/…/136239…/grabyourwallet-trump-boycott. See also: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vu0Y0HvadMgG_LN7dF8W7M66oPCcx_nmSARQWirV7iY/htmlview?usp=drivesdk&sle=true

  4. Letters to Editors: A national letter-writing campaign, from people all over the country, every walk of life and every level of society, from celebrities to sports heroes to grassroots Americans. In most papers, the Letters to the Editor section is the most-read part of the paper.

  5. Op-Eds: A steady flow of arguments about the fallacies and dangers of Trump’s First 100 Day policies and initiatives, from name-brand thinkers and doers to ordinary folk writing for their city’s or community’s newspaper.

  6. Social media: What about a new YouTube channel devoted to video testimonials about resisting Trump’s First 100 Day Agenda? Crowd-sourced ideas, themes and memes. Who wants to start it?

  7. Website containing up-to-date daily bulletins on what actions people are planning around the country, and where, so others can join in. Techies, get organized.

  8. Investigative journalism: We need investigative journalists to dig into the backgrounds of all of Trump’s appointees, in the White House, the Cabinet, Ambassadors and judges.

  9. Lawsuits: Our version of “Drill, baby, drill” is “Sue, baby, sue.” Throw sand in the gears. Lawyers, get organized.

  10. Coordinated fund-raising: Rather than having every public-interest group appeal on their own, have a coordinated fundraising program to fill the coffers of the most endangered and effective opposition groups. Is there a way to do a televised fundraiser with celebrities raising money for the Resistance?

  11. Symbolic opposition: Safety pins are already appearing. What else? What more? Make the resistance visible with bumper stickers, a label pin, a branding campaign that has great language, great logo, great wrist band (remember the Lance Armstrong “Livestrong” yellow wrist band—it sold millions!).

  12. Intellectual opposition: Take Trump on where he’s weakest—with serious ideas. I’ll try to do my part. You do yours, too.

  13. Serious accountability: Establish performance metrics to evaluate his delivery on his campaign promises. An updated web site of promises made and not kept. This is one especially suited to public policy students.

  14. Your idea goes here. Call a meeting of family and friends this weekend. Come up with to-dos.

The First 100 Days Resistance Agenda. We’re not going away.

ROBERT B. REICH is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies. He served as Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration, for which Time Magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the twentieth century.

His new book, "Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few," is now in bookstores. His film "Inequality for All" is now available on iTunes and Amazon streaming.
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2 COMMENTS

  1. Trump hates muslims, right?
    Hillary KILLS muslims with bombs, terrorism, and sanctions.

    Trump said racist things, right?
    Hillary bombed a country that did nothing to the USA, which resulted in a genocide against black Africans in Libya.

    Trump is dumb and incompetent, right?
    Hillary lost to him.

    Trump is a friend of Putin and the bad, bad Russians, right?
    Hillary promised to “punish” Russia for their support of Assad – leader of a sovereign, secular country attacked by foreign mercenaries paid for by Hillary.

    Trump likes the “islamaphobic” Tulsi Gabbard (who happens to be a Hindu) for a role in his administration.
    Hillary and Obama only like Indians who are part of the Silicon Valley/DARPA revolving door because that’s where the money is.

    The author of this article, Robert Reich, was part of an administration that killed 1.5 million innocent Iraqis with sanctions while simultaneously bombing Iraq on average once per week for eight years. When his co-cabinet member, the Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, was asked directly on national TV: “We have heard that a half million children have died… is the price worth it?” she replied “We think the price is worth it.”

    And you are going to listen to someone who worked side-by-side with such filth?

    Trump was the only rational choice for those of us who are not subhuman monsters going around starting wars and terrorizing innocent people. If he goes ahead with appointing scum like Bolton, Romney, Petraeus, or Guiliani to major roles, then there never was any hope. But if he appoints Tulsi Gabbard and others that are not in the Neocon camp of treasonous murderers, then hope is still alive. Regardless of who he chooses, we already know that people like Reich, Clinton, Albright, Bush, Obama, etc are criminals who belong in jail – forever.

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