The recent presidential election served a devastating blow to countless people across the country, particularly those whose civil liberties may be affected once Donald Trump takes office. Many of us are still in a state of shock (and devastation) over the election results, and terrified to see what comes next.
As we attempt to wrap our heads around this new reality, however, there is one small thing we can do: If it’s financially feasible, you could donate to one of these ten charitable organizations that help fight against the worst of what a Trump presidency represents. This is just a small sample of the numerous nonprofits deserving of time and money, but each provides invaluable support to those who may need it in the days to come.
American Civil Liberties Union: The ACLU has pledged to take Donald Trump to court if he implements any of the policies he proposed that blatantly violate people’s civil liberties, including mass deportation of undocumented immigrants, punishing women for getting abortions, changing the country’s libel laws, and many more. Donate to them here.
Council on American-Islamic Relations: CAIR is the largest Islamic civil rights and advocacy group in the U.S. and has urged Trump to stand up for the rights of Muslim-Americans. The group has also pledged to defend those in the community who fear for their rights and safety during this time. Click here to donate.
Human Rights Campaign: As the nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization, HRC has vowed to continue its fight for equality for all, despite the setback of the election results. The group currently represents more than 1.5 million people in the LGBTQ community, many of whom may feel threatened by a Trump-Pence White House. Here is where you can go to donate.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People: The NAACP tirelessly fights against racial discrimination, which is absolutely vital at this time. In a statement, the organization called out the Trump campaign’s “regularized racism, standardized anti-Semitism, de-exceptionalized xenophobia and mainstreamed misogyny.” Donate here.
NARAL Pro-Choice America: As a group of pro-choice men and women across the country, NARAL fights for women’s reproductive rights, which is particularly important given the president-elect has an aggressive pro-life platform and also doesn’t understand what a late-term abortion actually entails. Donate to them here.
National Immigration Law Center: The NILC provides legal support and defends the rights of low-income immigrants who live in the United States. Their work is perhaps more vital than ever, given that Trump has vowed to deport undocumented immigrants and wants to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Click here to donate.
Planned Parenthood: As an organization that provides vital reproductive-health care, Planned Parenthood recently celebrated its 100th anniversary in October. However, women’s reproductive rights are currently at risk, and the organization has vowed to keep its doors open regardless of what happens. Donate here.
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network: The country’s largest anti-sexual-violence organization, RAINN , is an important resource for survivors. Given that the president-elect has been accused of several instances of sexual assault, the group is continuing to make assault support and prevention a top priority. Click here to donate.
Southern Poverty Law Center: The SPLC fights hate and bigotry through legislation, education and advocacy, which is particularly vital after a campaign marked by racism, misogyny, hate, and misinformation. Donate to this important group here.
Trevor Project: The Trevor Project provides suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth between the ages of 13 and 24. Given the reports that several young transgender people have already taken their lives since the election results were announced, the group’s support resources are absolutely vital. Donate here.