What is #MuteMonday? Here’s how to keep protesting Trump as you start the week

On Saturday, millions of women participated in women’s marches across the country and the globe in protest of President Donald Trump and showing support and solidarity for women’s rights and equality. To keep some of the momentum going, the hashtag #MuteMonday was started to encourage people to unfollow Trump on Twitter. If he’s put on mute, he has less power, which is exactly why unfollowing the new president on social media became the next form of protest.

Feminist e-newsletter Signal Boost started the movement, asking people to unfollow @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS on Twitter, saying to “follow someone working towards the progress we all still believe in” instead. Signal Boost encouraged those participating in #MuteMonday to follow “an organization dedicated to protecting reproductive rights, or keeping families together and safe from deportation, an elected leader you want to hear from in 2020, a local progressive candidate who’s running to protect her community” and tweet about it using the hashtag.

There are obviously an endless number of organizations and people you’re better off following that The Donald, from The National Network of Abortion Funds, to the American Civil Liberties Union, to politicians actually doing good things for this country, like Elizabeth Warren and Maxine Waters.

Even celebs jumped on the #MuteMonday bandwagon, unfollowing the new POTUS and tweeting out recommendations for who to follow in his place. Lena Dunham followed new California Senator Kamala Harris and Jamie Lee Curtis followed New Jersey Senator Cory Booker. Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards told her followers, “Start your week off right: follow someone who’s working to make the world a better place,” like Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity (URGE) and its executive director, Kierra Johnson.

It’s a simple form of protest that anyone with a Twitter account can be a part of. In the coming days, weeks, and months, it will be important for women and anyone opposing the Trump administration to make their voices heard and continue to challenge what’s coming out of the White House. Do what you can and encourage your friends to do the same.