For days, weeks, even months after Election Day, it might be hard to wrap your head around all the work that needs to be done to combat the hate that Donald Trump has unleashed in the last year and a half. But a good way to start is by supporting the organizations helping the most disenfranchised – aka everyone Trump has targeted leading up to November 8.
Taking a cue from Jezebel, we’ve put together a list of groups to support that fight for immigrants, women’s rights, and vulnerable communities so that they can continue to take on bigotry. Here are 10 organizations you should donate money or time to:
NLIRH works to make abortions more accessible, as well as to find better health and preventive services for Latinas. Started in 1994, NLIRH’s “dedicated to advancing health, dignity, and justice” for 26 million Latinas in the United States.
The Trans-Latin@ Coalition started in 2009, and since then, they have been working to give a voice to the TransLatin@ community in the United States. Bamby Salcedo, who was featured on last year’s Out100 list, is the founder of TransLatin@ Coalition.
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For three decades, Border Angels have advocated for immigration reform, human rights, and social justice. The volunteer-run, non-profit group provides water, food, and clothing for immigrants along the border. But it also offers free legal assistance on Tuesdays at its San Diego office.
“We can live in a world where the police don’t kill people by limiting police interventions, improving community interactions, and ensuring accountability,” the Campaign Zero website explains. Delineating a total of nine policy solutions, the organization explains what actions federal, state, and local officials can take. And they challenge Trump to tell the truth about police violence and work to dismantle the oppressive system that exists.
Some have said that a Trump presidency will be the Constitution’s biggest test yet. And that’s where the ACLU comes in. The organization works to make sure no one strips us of the civil liberties outlined in the Constitution.
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Earth Guardians are a group of young activists, artists, and musicians working for the future of the planet. Teen environmentalist Xiuhtezcatl Roske Martínez – who along with other teens sued the US government – serves as a youth director for the organization.
For more than 80 years, the League of the United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) has championed for Latino’s rights. From immigration policies to education to trying to get more Latinos in tech, LULAC has worked on a lot of different issues that affect our community. After Trump’s hate-filled speech when he announced his candidacy more than a year ago, LULAC called on businesses to stop working with him. And as we brace ourselves for a Trump presidency, LULAC is fighting to make sure Latinos are part of the conversation.
United We Dream is the first and largest national immigrant youth-led organization fighting for relief and fair treatment for all undocumented immigrants. After Trump was elected, United We Dream declared “a state of urgency and resilience for our communities.”
In the past, the organization has teamed up with East Los High‘s production company Wise Entertainment to get the word out and encourage undocumented youth to apply to DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). The PSA featured actors Catalina Sandino Moreno and Carlito Olivero – who play a mother and son on the Hulu show – putting a human face on the policy issue.