Trump Action Toolkit

Ready to Fight Trump? Start Here


With President Trump in the White House, people power is more important than ever.

That’s where you come in. When we rise up and speak with one voice, our power multiplies, and with it our ability to enact change.

Trump will be a disaster for our planet, wildlife and the civil rights of people across the country. The Center for Biological Diversity launched the Trump Action Toolkit as a fast and easy way to stand up for what’s right.

You can start by signing our pledge of resistance against Trump’s radical assault on America’s democracy, civil rights and environment. Don’t forget to share it with your friends, family and social media networks.

Other actions you can take:

1. Call your senators to halt Trump's disastrous nomination of Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson as secretary of state.

We need your help right now to stop Congress from approving former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as U.S. secretary of state.

Handing over control of the State Department to the man who's been running the world's largest oil company for the past decade would unleash more devastating fossil fuel extraction around the world -- dooming our climate, lands and water to a hellish future as Tillerson uses a government institution to advance the interests of the oil industry rather than the American people.

Please take a moment to call your senators and tell them to oppose Tillerson's appointment. And note: Voice mailboxes in Washington, D.C., have reportedly been full, so find numbers for your senators' state offices here

Trump's nomination of Tillerson is one of the worst in U.S. history. Over the past 10 years, with Tillerson at its helm, Exxon has used its enormous power to ruthlessly push for more oil and gas extraction, no matter the environmental and human costs. Tillerson hid Exxon's own research documenting the grave danger of global warming while funding right-wing think tanks to deny its existence.

As the cabinet member charged with implementing the president's foreign policy, the secretary of state will decide the fate of both the Keystone XL pipeline and the Paris Climate Agreement. Please take just a few minutes to call your senators now.  

Here's a sample call script. 

Hi, my name is ____ , and I'm from [City, State]. I'm calling to ask you to do everything in your power to stop Rex Tillerson's confirmation as secretary of state. It's totally unacceptable to turn the State Department over to the former CEO of ExxonMobil to advance the interests of the oil industry rather than the American people. With Tillerson in charge, oil industry profits would take priority over protecting our climate, and human rights would be cast aside. 

I strongly urge you to oppose his confirmation. Thank you.

Please let us know when you've called and share this action with your friends via this online alert.

2. Join us on the Center's #Earth2Trump tour.

The Center for Biological Diversity’s cross-country roadshow of resistance started Jan. 2 and is rallying and empowering defenders of civil rights and the environment to resist Trump's dangerous agenda. Stopping in 16 cities on its way to Washington, D.C., it's bringing thousands of people to protest at the presidential inauguration.

The shows feature national and local speakers, great musicians, and an opportunity to join a growing movement of resistance to all forms of oppression and attacks on our environment.

At each show you can: Sign the national Pledge of Resistance to Trump's dangerous agenda; write a personalized #Earth2Trump message that will be carried to D.C. in a massive globe and delivered to Trump; connect with people in your community; and find out how to join the protest in Washington, D.C. on Inauguration Day.

We need you there. Check out our map of the stops and RSVP for one of the shows.

3. Call your senators to say no to Trump's dangerous pick of U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions for attorney general.

On Jan. 10 the Senate Judiciary Committee held its nomination hearing for one of Trump's most dangerous cabinet picks. U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) has a disastrous record of voting against environmental protections and civil rights. And yet he would be responsible for enforcing and upholding our nation's laws, including the Endangered Species Act and Clean Air Act, and prosecuting the most egregious crimes committed by corporate polluters.  

Please take a moment to call your senators and tell them to oppose Sessions' appointment. And note: Voice mailboxes in Washington, D.C., have reportedly been full, so find numbers for your senators' state offices here.

Throughout his career as Alabama's attorney general and as a U.S. attorney under President Reagan, Sessions has a history of making racist comments, denying climate change and voting against almost every piece of environmental legislation since 1997. Let's make sure he isn't appointed to this crucial post, meant for leaders who will defend our environment and civil rights.

Here's a sample call script:

Hi, my name is ____ , and I'm from [City, State]. I'm calling to ask you to do everything in your power to stop Jeff Sessions' confirmation as attorney general. Mr. Sessions has consistently opposed many of the federal laws he will be responsible for enforcing, and he has a disastrous record on environmental and civil rights. The American public does not want him in office; please listen to your constituents. 

I strongly urge you to oppose his confirmation. Thank you.

Please let us know when you've called and share this action with your friends via this online alert.

 

4. Help the movement grow by setting up your own Trump resistance fundraiser for the Center through Crowdrise.

It’s easy. Just go to our #Earth2Trump: We Will Resist Movement webpage and click the gray "FUNDRAISE FOR THIS MOVEMENT" button to set up your page. Then ask your friends and family to rise up and join the resistance.

Every new person that's brought into this fight is another voice standing up for endangered species, clean air and water, a healthy climate, and equality for all. Just imagine what we'll be able to do if each of the Center’s 1.1 million supporters takes just a few minutes to help our #Earth2Trump movement grow by just five more activists.

That's what will be needed if we're going to win. I hope you'll join us in making this happen. And of course, if you prefer simply to give, you can make a donation directly.

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