It’s easy to feel rage, bitterness, and hopelessness after the confirmation and swearing in of Brett Kavanaugh, the new Supreme Court justice whom three women accused of sexual misconduct. His confirmation moves the court sharply to the right – which means that the rights of people of color, the LGBTQ community, and women are at stake. And what’s worse is that Kavanaugh’s influence will be felt for a long time – far after President Donald Trump’s tenure.

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While we can’t change the SCOTUS, we can donate our time and money to organizations fighting for the groups who stand most at risk. With Kavanaugh posing a threat to immigrants, reproductive rights, affirmation action, health care, criminal justice, and voting rights, here are a few groups you can support doing these trying times.

1

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

Founded in 1994, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health fights for the reproductive justice of Latinas throughout the country. “National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) builds Latina power to guarantee the fundamental human right to reproductive health, dignity, and justice,” the org’s site reads. “We elevate Latina leaders, mobilize our families and communities, transform the cultural narrative, and catalyze policy change.”

Donate here and get involved here.

2

UndocuBlack

Immigrants are generally portrayed as brown Latinos, which erases the experiences of both Afro-Latinos and the overall Black immigrant population, who are at greater risk of deportation and are also affected by the country’s criminal justice system. “The UndocuBlack Network’s mission is twofold: 1. to “Blackify” this country’s understanding of the undocumented population and 2) to facilitate access to resources for the Black undocumented community. Ultimately, our vision is to have truly inclusive immigrant rights and racial justice movements that advocate for the rights of Black undocumented individuals, provide healing spaces, and kinship to those with intersecting identities.”

Donate here.

3

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

MALDEF denounces the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, MALDEF president and general counsel…

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Since 1968, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) has fought for the civil rights of Latinos. “Often described as the ‘law firm of the Latino community,’ MALDEF promotes social change through advocacy, communications, community education, and litigation in the areas of education, employment, immigrant rights, and political access,” the site reads.

Donate here.

4

Voto Latino

“Voto Latino is a pioneering civic media organization that seeks to transform America by recognizing Latinos’ innate leadership. Through innovative digital campaigns, pop culture, and grassroots voices, we provide culturally relevant programs that engage, educate and empower Latinos to be agents of change. Together, we aim to build a stronger and more inclusive democracy.”

Donate here.

5

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

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Our statement on the Kavanaugh vote.

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RAINN is “the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.”

Donate here.

6

The Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project

“The Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project is the only organization in Arizona that provides free legal and social services to detained men, women, and children under threat of deportation,” the site reads.

Donate here.

7

California Latinas for Reproductive Justice

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POLICY ACTION ALERT! Governor Brown has two unsigned reproductive justice bills on his desk and we need YOU to make sure he signs them into law before the September 30th deadline! Take a moment to do some digital advocacy and help us tell Governor Brown it's time to sign AB 2289 & SB320 into law go to —> http://bit.ly/GovBrown_SignOurBills ⏬ ⏬ ABOUT THE BILLS: AB 2289 (Weber) – Young Parents’ Right to Education Act: Right to parent with dignity, proper resources, and in safe environments. AB 2289 builds upon prior legislative initiatives to promote educational equity for all students regardless of sex. It allows pregnant and parenting students to continue their education by ensuring that they receive parental and sick leave, which will help to increase high school graduation rates. Read more about AB 2289. __________ SB 320 (Leyva) – College Students Right to Access Act: Right not to parent. SB 320 would increase access to reproductive health services for students at public universities by providing medication abortion on campus at student health centers. Read more about SB 320. #ThisIsRJ #ReproJustice #LatinxLeaders #Latinas4RJ #AB2289 #SB320

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Throughout California, CLRJ is fighting so that women can have autonomy over their bodies. “At CLRJ we recognize that Latinas’/xs’ reproductive health and rights cannot be viewed in isolation. So we do our work using the reproductive justice framework that emphasizes the intersection with other social, economic and community-based issues that promote the social justice and human rights of Latina/x women and girls and the Latinx community as a whole,” the site reads.

Donate here.

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