Organizations that Need Your Support Now More than Ever

Organizations that Need Your Support Now More than Ever

Not sure how to help or where to start? Here's a list of places you can start supporting now.

Not sure how to help or where to start? Here's a list of places you can start supporting now.

Text: Mariana Fernandez

The election season and its aftermath have left much of the nation heartbroken, disillusioned, and angry. But what it has shown is that we need to work even harder to fight for the issues we feel strongest about, from immigration laws, foreign policy, and energy and the environment to basic human rights of gender and racial equality. As Hillary Clinton said in her concession speech, “Let us not grow weary and lose heart, for there are more seasons to come and there is more work to do.” Instead, let us channel our grief into political action. There has never been a more crucial time to support these organizations.

First Amendment Coalition—Now, more than ever, the First Amendment and the rights it gives us will be crucial. We are going to have to work twice as hard to produce and obtain good, fair, critical news.

American Civil Liberties Union—Works to defend the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution, with focus on such issues as disability rights, immigrants’ rights, mass incarceration, and free speech.

Center for Human Rights & Constitutional Law —A non-profit, public interest legal foundation committed to the protection of the civil, constitutional, and human rights of vulnerable groups – immigrants, refugees, children, prisoners, and the poor.

National Council of La Raza—Serves millions of Latinos in areas regarding civil rights and engagement, immigration, education, health, housing, and the workplace.

Border Angels—A non-profit organization committed to humane immigration and human rights with a focus on the US-Mexican border.

Your Local Planned Parenthood—Has been providing affordable, reliable reproductive healthcare, sex-ed, and information to millions of people worldwide for 100 years.

The Center for Reproductive Rights—The only global legal advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring reproductive health and freedom to women across the country and the world.

NARAL pro-choice America—One of the leading political advocacy groups for female reproductive rights and freedoms, working with state affiliates and lobbying Congress to elect pro-choice lawmakers that advance their values.

The Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) – Works with over 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country to prevent sexual violence, provide support to victims, and ensure the perpetrators are brought to justice.

GLAAD (formerly the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) - A non-governmental media platform shaping the narrative and provoking dialogue surrounding LGBTQ acceptance.

The National Center for Transgender Equality – A social justice advocacy organization committed to transgender equality through policy change.

Happy Hippies Foundation—The Miley Cyrus-established organization aims to "rally young people to fight injustice facing homeless youth, LGBTQ youth, and other vulnerable populations."

Crisis Text Line—Become a volunteer at the "free, nationwide, 24/7 text line for people in crisis. Volunteer Crisis Counselors are superheroes with laptops instead of capes."

Earth Justice—Find out how you can support the environment's many issues, from stopping the Dakota Access Pipeline to protecting the coral reef, at a time when climate change threatens the world more than ever.

True Colors Fund—"Co-founded by Cyndi Lauper, the True Colors Fund works to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth, creating a world in which young people can be their true selves."

Humane Society—"The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest and most effective animal protection organization."

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