Your First 100 Days Challenge

/Your First 100 Days Challenge

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The first 100 days of a first term U.S. president have been called the period when their power and influence is at its greatest. Donald Trump has made it clear that he intends to take fast and ruthless action that undermines the civil liberties and civil rights of millions of people living in this country – our friends, our families and our neighbors.

Here at the ACLU of Tennessee, we too have a vision – one we know that many of you share.

We envision a state and a nation where the core values of equal treatment, justice, dignity and human rights are a reality for every person.

We are seizing this moment, these first 100 days of Trump’s presidency, to move closer to our vision. We hope you will join with us by taking action:

  • To challenge any efforts by the Trump administration to fulfill his unconstitutional campaign promises
  • To advance reforms that promote justice and equality and fight measures that would trample on the rights of people in our own state
  • To raise awareness about civil liberties issues and our rights
  • To build community with Tennesseans from all walks of life

Starting Inauguration Day, we will share an action item on Facebook and Twitter each day for the next 100 days (#100DaysTN), and post it to this page. Please take as many of these actions as you can and invite others to do the same.

Because each of us can make a difference in the struggles that lie ahead. Because change is won not just in the courtroom and at the capitol, but on the street, in the school yard, at the water cooler – in hearts and minds. By ordinary people taking actions great and small that move us closer to freedom and equality.

Together, we the people have the power to shape our world.

To keep the arc of history bending toward justice.

What will you do today?

100 days letters TAKE ACTION

 

24 02, 2017

Day 36: Sign up to host a “People Power” Resistance Training on March 11

February 24th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Sign up to host a “People Power” Resistance Training on March 11 People Power, ACLU’s new effort to engage with grassroots volunteers nationwide, will kickoff with a Resistance Training [...]

23 02, 2017

Day 35: Demand that Trump and Session reinstate the Title IX guidance for trans children

February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Demand that Trump and Session reinstate the Title IX guidance for trans children Yesterday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Pres. Trump sent a terrible message to trans children nationwide [...]

22 02, 2017

Day 34: Attend a city council meeting

February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Attend a city council meeting Civic engagement—just like peaceful protest—is a cornerstone of democracy, and more and more people are showing up these days to demand accountability from their [...]

21 02, 2017

Day 33: Tell lawmakers to help end the school-to-prison pipeline in Tennessee

February 21st, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Tell lawmakers to help end the school-to-prison pipeline in Tennessee The school-to-prison pipeline refers to policies and practices that push schoolchildren out of classrooms and into the criminal justice [...]

20 02, 2017

Day 32: Share your opinion on the Affordable Care Act with Congress

February 20th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Share your opinion on the Affordable Care Act with Congress Are you worried about the repeal of Obamacare? So are we. The Affordable Care Act has played a significant [...]

19 02, 2017

Day 31: Live-stream the anniversary of EO authorizing internment of Japanese Americans

February 19th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Live-stream of the 75th anniversary of executive order authorizing internment of Japanese Americans Today is the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which authorized the internment of Japanese Americans during [...]

18 02, 2017

Day 30: Send transgender student Gavin Grimm some love with #StandWithGavin

February 18th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Send transgender student Gavin Grimm some love with #StandWithGavin At the Grammy Awards this past week, trans rights icon Laverne Cox urged viewers to learn the story of ACLU [...]

17 02, 2017

Day 29: Take the Harvard Implicit Bias Test

February 17th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Take the Harvard Implicit Bias Test One of the first steps in dismantling any kind of systemic discrimination is to confront your own bias and the role you play [...]

16 02, 2017

Day 28: Stop legislative crackdown on protesters’ free speech

February 16th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Stop legislative crackdown on protesters’ free speech No one should have to fear for their safety simply for exercising their constitutionally-protected right to speak freely, but that's what bills [...]

15 02, 2017

Day 27: Urge President Trump not to use religion to discriminate

February 15th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Urge President Trump not to use religion to discriminate A leaked draft of an executive order has been circulating that would sanction discrimination against same-sex couples, transgender people, and [...]