Well, the unimaginable has happened. In January, a maniacal misogynistic racist who was elected on his promises to build a wall with Mexico, ignore global warming, dismantle Roe v. Wade, repeal Obamacare, commit war crimes against "terrorists," force other countries to pay for protection, withdraw from TPP, elminate gun-free zones in schools and on military bases, and suspend Syrian refugee resettlement, will become the most powerful man in the world. Beside him will be haunted, wormy apple carving Mike Pence, who believes in gay conversion therapy and has promised to remove the Obama Administration's protections against Transgender student discrimination. His director of African American Outreach will be... Omarosa.
This is no dream, this is real.
The mourning period for this election will be long, but if you are a progressive, or really anything other than a straight cis white man, you will need to prepare to fight for the next four years to protect our basic human rights, our country, and our planet. We're in this together, and we will need each other's empathy, solidarity, strength, humor, and courage to make it through this national nightmare. We will also need each other's cold hard cash.
We've compiled a list of charities below that protect the people and the values most threatened by the suffocating orange fog that slowly envelops us - set up a recurring donation today.
A non-partisan group committed to defending and preserving the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution of the United States.
A multi-racial civil rights organization dedicated to the political mobilization of communities of color.
The American Foundation for AIDS research.
Fighting anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defending democratic ideals and protecting civil rights for all.
An international activist movement campaigning against violence and systemic racism toward black people.
Empowering low-income people to bring about positive change in the community.
Seeking to secure freedom from gun violence through research, strategic engagement and effective political advocacy.
Established to promote a positive image of Islam and Muslims in America, seeking to counter misrepresentations of Islam through education and advocacy.
Igniting change by getting pro-choice, Democratic women elected to office.
Building successful LGBT leaders making a difference across the country.
To advance sexual and reproductive health and rights through an interrelated program of research, policy analysis, and public education designed to generate new ideas, encourage enlightened public debate, and promote sound policy and program development.
America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality.
Global charity exposing international human rights abuses like torture, violence against women, and child exploitation.
An organization dedicated to advancing immigration reform and educating the public about the benefits of immigration.
Dedicated to promoting the prevention and settlement of conflicts between and within states by strengthening international peace and security institutions.
Community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all Americans.
Legal defense and Latino civil rights organization promoting social change in areas of education, employment, immigrant rights and political access.
An African-American civil rights group committed to ensuring the political, educational, social, and economic equality of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
Political action and advocacy to oppose restrictions on abortion and expand access.
Environmental group dedication to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places to ensure a safe, healthy future for all.
Provider of women's health care, family planning, and safe access to abortions.
The nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization.
An advocacy group combatting hate, intolerance and discrimination through education and litigation.
A hotline dedicated to the wellbeing of transgender people.
A 24-hour suicide prevention hotline for gay and questioning youth.
Environmental advocacy with a focus on clean energy solutions, global warming, and large-scale food production.
Helping ensure lasting, measurable change for displaced and asylum-seeking women, children, and young people.