Let’s just all agree that I, that notorious FYAD poster, am the best person to start this thread. There are a lot of protests springing up across the United States of America and elsewhere and there are countless activism groups and charities that could use support via volunteering and/or donations. I feel it’s very important to just keep active to the best of our ability here in the states because I’m gonna be real with you guys, things are looking really grim. I’d like users to post up information about events like protests, town hall meetings, union strikes, etc going on so others can spread it across their social media so it can reach the most people. I would also like users to suggest charities and organizations in this thread which I will add to the OP, and I’m gonna post immediately after this post and reserve the second post for events. I am going to be watching this thread like a hawk and assure you the OP and the second post will never be out of date. Let’s begin.
CAIR: The Council on Islamic-American Relations provides legal assistance and other support to Muslims as well as valuable information about the state of things. They could really use the dosh.
ACLU: The American Civil Liberties Union protects the rights of everyone with their army of lawyers and experts. They have raised so much money in the wake of the #MuslimBan but they could always use more.
Southern Poverty Law Center: Anti-discrimination, other things.
Planned Parenthood: This organization was created by a gross eugenicist with terrible opinions and now it’s probably the largest organization for women’s health and rights in the USA. Currently at risk of being defunded which is a nice way of saying they’re being discriminated against for their practices.
RAINN: The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network just does so much good stuff you guys I don’t even.
NAACP: The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Donate to help black people. I have it on good authority that black people are pretty great.
Black Lives Matter: Psst, black people are really great.
BAJI: The Black Alliance for Just Immigration. They seem very dedicated.
National LGBTQ Task Force: Fighting for LGBTQ rights!
National Center for Transgender Equality: Trans people are also great.
Human Rights Campaign: I’m gonna be real with ya’ll, this organization is still on my shit list for having the gall to tell our trans brothers and sisters to wait their turn and that they’d come back for them as they focused on the LGB and their rights. I still consider them Fair Weather Fans who only came around once the trans community and those of us who weren’t willing to give up on our trans allies for the sake of our own rights swayed public opinion. They didn’t want to do any of the hard fighting but are more then happy to swoop in once we got the ball rolling and share in the glory and fuck them. But, sigh, they are trying and fighting for us all now so there you go.
NAMI: The National Alliance on Mental Illness rules okay?
DREDF: The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund civil rights and disability law for the disabled and their families.
Gonna add some soon for now I just wanna get this thread up.