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RELEASE: CAP Action Releases State of the Resistance Memo Following Convening of Resistance Groups in Los Angeles
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RELEASE: CAP Action Releases State of the Resistance Memo Following Convening of Resistance Groups in Los Angeles

Press Contacts

  • Chris Hayden

Los Angeles — This past week, the Center for American Progress Action Fund, in partnership with Daily Action, Rise, Together We Will USA, Pantsuit Nation, Action Alliance, Town Hall Project, Indivisible, Harness, and Debug Politics, hosted the first “State of the Resistance” strategy session in Los Angeles. The event brought together 50 resistance leaders from across the country—next-generation grassroots activists who have become newly engaged and started organizations as a reaction to the election of President Donald Trump.

During the strategy session, attendees were trained in organizational sustainability and fundraising; heard from emerging leaders, including the first formerly undocumented woman to run for Congress; and developed strategies to take the resistance of the Trump agenda to the next level. Following breakout sessions, participants joined Debug Politics’ weekend hack-athon. The hack-athon focused on equipping each of the up-and-coming political operatives to use technology and social media in Trump’s America.

“President Donald Trump’s first 100 days have been a failure by every measure, but it has been a huge success for progressive organizing,” said Igor Volsky, Deputy Director at CAP Action. “Funneling the extensive online organizing into offline action is a core tactic of the successes of the resistance in the first 100 days and of our strategy session as well. As long as we have an extremist administration rubber-stamped by an anti-worker, anti-family, anti-woman Congress, ordinary people will fight. Since Trump loves to take credit for things, we’re more than happy to let him own this.”

After the event, CAP Action released the “State of the Resistance” memo, featuring insights from the convention. To see the full memo, click here.

To speak with an expert or for more information, contact Chris Hayden at chayden.af@americanprogressaction.org or(202) 481-8167.