Nov. 14th, 2016

tassosss: John Aeryn D'argo (John Aeryn D'argo)
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This community is intended to be a place to gather links to resources and step-by-step actions to take to be more involved in various efforts in the wake of Donald Trump's election to the Presidency. It's going to be relatively low-key, focused on simple things you can do and sharing information for larger things you can do to protect yourself and your fellow at-risk Americans.

This is a work in progress, so please add suggestions to comments. Right now, posts will consist primarily of link round-ups and actions you can do from your computer or phone (i.e. donate to causes, call your congressperson)

Your mods are [personal profile] tassosss and [personal profile] tanaqui. Drop us a line if you need anything.

This is a community to support people, especially minorities, LGBTQA+, women's groups, and anyone else who will be negatively impacted by public policy in the next four years. Absolutely no hate-speech will be tolerated.

What you can post to this community
1. Links to organizations, news articles, posts, etc. (mods will add tags/clean-up tags)
2. Actions you are taking - called your representatives? great, maybe it'll inspire the next person to do the same
3. Suggestions for posts that the mods will do a little research on.

Tagging: Please use available tags when possible. If you need a new one or have a tagging question please contact [personal profile] redbird  who is our tag guru.

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"As long as there is injustice, whenever a Targathian baby cries out, wherever a distress signal sounds among the stars, we'll be there. This fine ship, this fine crew. Never give up... and never surrender." -- Jason Nesmith, Galaxy Quest
tassosss: John Aeryn D'argo (John Aeryn D'argo)
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submitted by [personal profile] lynnenne 

Bend the Arc, http://bendthearc.us/
A Jewish partnership for Justice. "Fearlessly taking on injustice with a whole lot of chutzpah". This group is Jewish based, but interfaith. Check out the website, it looks like the United Nations. ;)

Planned Parenthood, https://www.plannedparenthood.org/
Self explanatory. Their website keeps crashing from everyone trying to donate money. Keep trying. I signed up for a (small) monthly auto pay about a year ago, and when I get back to work I intend to increase the amount.

ACLU, http://aclu.org/
Also self explanatory. Their website is crashing like crazy for the same reason. I joined up years ago, and keep the card in my wallet. I remember that quote from the movie, American President:

"For the record: yes, I am a card-carrying member of the ACLU. But the more important question is why aren't you, Bob? Now, this is an organization whose sole purpose is to defend the Bill of Rights, so it naturally begs the question: Why would a senator, his party's most powerful spokesman and a candidate for President The President Elect choose to reject upholding the Constitution?"

National Center for Lesbian Rights, http://www.nclrights.org/
Their name is too short for what they actually do. Transgender rights, queer parenting rights, healthcare law, low income/poverty outreach, and immigration just to name a few. And their website lists a TON of ways you can help. Right now.

Southern Law Poverty Center, https://www.splcenter.org/
Their sole mission is to fight hate and seek justice for marginalized groups. How much work we have ahead of us right now in that department.

Anti Defamation League, http://adl.org/
From their website: The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all." Now the nation's premier civil rights/human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all. Plus there's an intro. video from James Earl Jones. What more could you ask for?

Qasim Rashid, https://www.facebook.com/AuthorQasimRashid/videos/1188851904542894/
Muslim author and activist. Check out his video: "How to be a Muslim ally in 20 seconds".

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