Just took my first steps as a clictivist on Change.org - yes, I know, it often doesn't achieve much, but petitions HAVE turned things around if the numbers get high enough. Sign, if you agree, this agenda to make sure the May-propelled plans for Trump's state visit come to nothing. I tend, if anything, towards small-r republicanism, but I admire HRH's life in public service and reckon it would be a shame if her final years were overshadowed by meeting such a bigot. As one friend wrote, she's had to meet some nasty men in her time but this one's in a whole different league.
The signers have been rather few after my first bout of group e-mailing, but I've had some interesting conversations with friends who aren't sure, or disagree. My response is that that it would have been just about acceptable if the President-elect had spoken out against his most threatening supporters, the KKK, and the wave of hatecrimes which have already, as with Brexit, used the result to legitimise violence and make people afraid; and, above all, if he hadn't appointed to sit at his right hand a neo-Nazi, White Supremacist, call it what you want but 'alt-right' is too weak*. This from Occupy Democrats nails a great deal in no uncertain terms.
Feel free to continue the conversation here. And meanwhile, continue to be angry and find ways of channeling your anger.UPDATE (23/11): Dan Rather has spelled it out in a viral Facebook message reproduced here. BUT THEN...I just read he HAS disowned them. That, and the promise not to 'jail Hillary', are a start. To say, however, that he knew nothing of Bannon's connections to the 'alt-right' and say that Breitbart is just a bit of fun was disingenuous in the extreme. Long way to go in other areas, too.
*and, much as I hate to reproduce it, this is what Trump needs emphatically and specifically to refute before ANYBODY has anything to do with him. He is supported by Neo-Nazis. Use that name and don't follow Bannon's rebranding of 'alt-right'.