Truth. Resistance. Opposition. (TRO) is a burgeoning progressive organization formed in the wake of the 2016 elections and people-powered political action network (PAN). Our mission is to be the voice of reason and opposition, calling out, confronting and opposing anti-democratic and authoritarian actions of the incoming Trump administration. We intend to build and empower the progressive grassroots to take our democracy back. We have big plans. We do believe that if every concerned American gets involved in his or her own way, we will be able to effectively discern and oppose upcoming policies that are indecent, inhumane, and un-American, ensuring our country continues to be a home we all can recognize and continue to take pride in. Our guiding principle will come from the immortal words of First Lady Michelle Obama, “When they go low, we go high!”
What We Do
TRO will be on the front lines of our nation’s most prominent political and ideological battles. We make progressive change happen using our member-issue organizing model:
We will work to preserve the American ideals and values of pluralism, individual rights and respect for the rule of law that define our country
With a growing and diverse membership of committed activists, TRO intends to create a powerful and innovative platform to forward our agenda. At more than 5,000 online members from over 27 states and growing rapidly, TRO will have a wide, deep and powerful reach. We are already transitioning from a Facebook Group into a political action network that will combine online and social media efforts with more traditional grass roots organizing campaigns.
We will achieve our goals outlined above while raising the level of political discourse in the country. We will listen to those who disagree with us, we will speak so that we can be heard, and we will lead by example. In this regard, we will follow the mantra of “more passion, less emotion.”
EMPOWER OUR MEMBERS: TRO is a member-driven organization focused on helping our members take meaningful, progressive political action on the local and national level. Our online and offline training programs will give our members the tools they need to become stronger, more skilled activists — empowering them to be effective advocates for progressive policies, game-changing supporters of progressive candidates, and foster our members to become candidates for office themselves.
DRIVE THE CONVERSATION ON ISSUES:We will use the power of our united voice to defeat corporate greed and fiction-based policies, and to support the election of candidates whose policies and programs will help the middle class and protect the poor and disenfranchised. Through our issue campaigning nationally and locally, we put pressure on politicians and the media to hear grassroots activists’ calls for populist progressive reforms, and robustly respond to injustice, however it emerges.
Why We're Different
Here at TRO, we believe that YOU have the power: That’s why every endorsement and issue campaign we run is inspired and informed by the knowledge of our on-the-ground, grassroots members. TRO members aren’t only an “email list,” a Facebook Group or an ATM for candidates blessed by Washington insiders — they are the source our strength and some of the smartest, hardest-working progressive activists our country has ever seen. We look forward to being a vital part of the growing progressive movement for years to come. TRO understands that we are the underdog and the opposition. That means we will need to stick to our core principles and be thick-skinned as we will often and constantly be faced with the ugly face of fear, ignorance and hate. TRO will ALWAYS conduct ourselves with dignity, empathy and understanding. We will stand by each other when things get tough, and we will always stand tall.