I thought I’d put together a list of organizations who are fighting for our civil rights here in the States, for those of us who are able to donate.
If you can’t donate, it’s okay! There are other ways to help, like continuing to be the kind person you are. Simply existing is resisting—especially if you’re from one of the marginalized groups who stand to lose a lot. You can keep creating art, volunteer in your community, attend town meetings to have your voice heard, educate people, and speak up when you see or hear something that is wrong.
This list is ever-growing, and is in alphabetical order; each are equally important to me. If you’d like to suggest an organization, please leave a comment and tell us who they are!
Even a $5 donation here and there is helpful; if every one of us did that, we could support these organizations in their fights for us. Please donate now.
- ACLU is a non-partisan group of lawyers who uphold the Constitution and Americans’ civil and human rights.
- Black Lives Matter works with local police and communities to improve the lives of all black people, addressing social issues and needs within the black community.
- Lakota Law Project was originally created to stop state departments from wrongly taking Lakota children out of their homes and placing them into foster care. They’re also dedicated to fighting the Dakota Pipeline.
- Planned Parenthood provides affordable healthcare for women, men, and teens—including but not limited to cancer screening and treatment, birth control, and family planning.
- RAINN assists survivors of sexual assault with counseling, emergency care, and crisis support. They also provide education, work to improve sexual assault justice, and fight rape culture.
- Trans Lifeline and The Trevor Project provide suicide prevention services for LGBTQIA youth and adults.
Looking for other ways to help? Resistance Manual is a fantastic resource put together by DeRay McKesson and others with information on the Trump administration’s and GOP’s proposed policies and agendas, and how to fight them.
You can also donate to organizations right in your own community. To find them, Google search things like “sexual assault nonprofit Connecticut.”
These organizations need your help now more than ever, as their tireless work is putting a huge strain on their resources (and the Trump administration has already begun federally-defunding some of them).
Please comment with any organizations who need our help, and share this list wide.