Here's a list of important orgs to donate to this holiday season (compiled by NEWSgrist):
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.
Environmental Defense Fund- We cannot afford policies that ignore climate change for the next four years. The Environmental Defense Fund is a nonprofit environmental advocacy group using sound science, economics, and law to find environmental solutions that work. Support their mission by donating here.
Foundation For Individual Rights In Education (FIRE): The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America’s colleges and universities. These rights include freedom of speech, legal equality, due process, religious liberty, and sanctity of conscience—the essential qualities of individual liberty and dignity. FIRE’s core mission is to protect the unprotected and to educate the public and communities of concerned Americans about the threats to these rights on our campuses and about the means to preserve them. Donate to FIRE here.
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.
International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) - International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP)International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) organizes law students and lawyers to enforce a set of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced persons. One dollar of every $10 donated goes directly to legal assistance. Donate to support IRAP here.
Lambda Legal - Lambda Legal is the country’s oldest and largest organization working for the civil rights of LGBT people and people with HIV or AIDS. In the wake of the election, CEO Rachel B. Tiven wrote a letter encouraging supporters to keep fighting. Lambda Legal also has a post-election FAQ page. You can donate to Lambda Legal 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 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.
National Center for Transgender Equality - The National Center for Transgender Equality is a national social justice advocacy organization fighting for the rights of transgender Americans. Read Mara Keisling’s statement on the election results, and donate here.
National Coalition Against Censorship - NCAC’s mission is to promote freedom of thought, inquiry and expression and oppose censorship in all its forms. Over 40 years, as an alliance of more than 50 national non-profits, including literary, artistic, religious, educational, professional, labor, and civil liberties groups, we have engaged in direct advocacy and education to support First Amendment principles. Donate 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.