The President-elect has promised more surveillance, more racial profiling and “law and order,” more deportations, torture, and mass incarceration, and less freedom of religion, speech, and assembly.
Trump may think he’s going to get away with all of this, and Congress won’t put up much of a fight. But here’s the catch: in order to impose many of his policies, he’s going to need the cooperation of local communities.
That opens up an opportunity to build walls of resistance around communities to protect the rights of residents.
We are helping towns and cities pass local ordinances prohibiting cooperation with federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies so that when Trump comes to enlist these communities to help him trample the Bill of Rights, they will have the power to say NO.
This is the most practical, effective, and achievable action local communities can take to fight surveillance, discriminatory policing, mass deportations, infiltration of religious and political organizations and other abuses that might flow out of Washington in the next four years.