Don’t despair. Don’t retreat. Fight back.
A call-to-action for Democrats, moderate Republicans, and other anti-Trump dissenters, detailing the history of social and political policies, how Obama treated them, how Trump has the power to undermine them, and what people can do to fight back.
The stunning election of Donald J. Trump rocked an already divided America and left scores of citizens, including the nearly sixty-five million voters who supported Hillary Clinton, feeling bereft and powerless. Now, Gene Stone, author of The Bush Survival Bible, offers invaluable guidance and concrete solutions the resistance can use to make a difference in this serious call-to-arms—showing them how to move from anger and despair to activism against the Trump presidency and its potentially lasting effects on our democracy.
Before we can successfully engage, we need to be clear about the battles we face. Stone outlines political and social concepts—including such issues as Civil Rights, Women’s Rights, the Environment, Obamacare, International relations, and LGBTQ Rights—providing a brief history of each, a refresher on Obama's policies over his eight years in office, and an analysis of how Trump’s administration is threatening them. But lest we feel overwhelmed by the scale of the threat and settle for aimless outrage, Stone then provides an invaluable guide for fighting back—referring to organizations, people, sites, and countless other resources that are working tirelessly to restore the power of the people, safeguard our democracy, and ensure that none of us are left behind in our quest for relentless and equitable progress.
While marches and social media are important forms of protest, concrete actions that achieve real and measurable change are a vital part of the fight. Positive and reinforcing, The Trump Survival Guide presents the essential information we need to effectively make our voices heard and our power felt, during the Trump presidency and beyond.
In this up-to-the-minute work, Stone (How Not To Die) assembles a comprehensive guide for Americans who want to push back against the Trump agenda. With his collaborators (who include Carl Pritzkat, v-p of business development for Publishers Weekly's parent company, PWxyz), Stone addresses 12 key issues, including civil rights, the economy, entitlement programs, health insurance, and immigration. Each is divided into several sections: a Wikipedia-style quick historical overview; what happened under the Obama administration; worst-case scenarios asking "What might Donald Trump do?"; and "What you can do," with information on how to get involved, organizations to join and support, further reading, and the like. This book has everything novice activists need to get started, all in one place. Its historical primers are written with admirable immediacy, reflecting the importance of quick action or perhaps the quick turnaround time of the book's creation. The "What you can do" sections, which could easily have been repetitive, are instead varied and each worthy of careful perusal. Americans concerned about their country's fate under a Donald Trump presidency will find that this book is the ideal resource for meaningful civic engagement.