SOLIDARITY SUNDAYS IS A NATIONWIDE NETWORK OF over 100 FEMINIST ACTIVIST GROUPS FOCUSED ON TAKING ACTION TO RESIST The Current (un)american administration—as well as the systemic inequities that existed long before Nov 8, 2016.
ON THE 2ND SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH, WE GATHER IN HOMES ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO:
ENGAGE WITH ELECTED OFFICIALS (VIA LETTERS, EMAILS, PHONE CALLS, SOCIAL MEDIA, AND IN-PERSON MEETINGS)
AMPLIFY THE ACTION ITEMS OF EXISTING PROGRESSIVE ORGANIZATIONS
BUILD + EDUCATE ACTIVE COMMUNITIES OF EMPOWERED, EDUCATED, anti-racist, intersectional FEMINISTS WHO WILL RESIST THE TRUMP AGENDA AND WORK FOR PEACE, JUSTICE, AND EQUITy.
EVERY DAY WE POST A simple DAILY ACTION SO YOU CAN KEEP THE HEAT ON YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS
THE BASIC PREMISE IS SIMPLE: ON THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH, COME TO A SOLIDARITY SUNDAYS MEETING TO TAKE ACTION ON THE IMMEDIATE ISSUES THAT MATTER.
WE MAKE PHONE CALLS AND WRITE LETTERS AND EMAILS TO ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES; WE BRING IN GUEST SPEAKERS; WE MEET WITH OUR REPS; WE ORGANIZE, EDUCATE, AND EMPOWER ON NATIONWIDE AND LOCAL ISSUES.
Each event has a chapter host who provides attendees with a well-researched infoscript that provides background info on the issue/s at hand, along with lists of names, phone numbers, addresses, emails, and sample scripts to make the process of calling and letter-writing easy and unintimidating. Chapters are encouraged to focus on local and regional issues, and to develop their own actions best suited to their areas and the needs of their communities. There are also snacks, drinks, conversations and childcare (at most meetings), because building community and supporting each other are essential to activism. Want to be a SolSun Host? Start here!
WHO WE ARE
We have an active online community of 17k+, and hundreds of attendees at our monthly meetings, which take place in over 100 cities nationwide. We post Daily Actions in our FB group, as well as info about relevant issues and upcoming events.
Solidarity Sundays is led by woman-identified feminists, and the majority of our members and event attendees are women. Men are welcome, as long as they're down with the feminist agenda, and are committed to taking a backseat while women run the show. No mansplaining, bro.
We aim to be responsive to immediate political moments/needs, but are focused on Core Issues of: Racial Justice; Reproductive Rights; the Environment; LGBTQ Rights; Immigrant Rights; Gun Control; Education; Protecting Civil Liberties; Economic Injustice; and defending those made most vulnerable by the Tr*mp administration. We believe that persistent engagement with elected officials; civic education; and the political empowerment of 'everyday people' are key to #TheResistance.
While members do not ascribe to identical ideologies, we believe that the following are unequivocally REAL, URGENT, and NOT up for debate:
- Racism and White Supremacy
- White Privilege
- Attacks on immigrants, refugees, homeless, stateless and all indigenous peoples worldwide
We are committed to resisting all of these.