This week has hosted a whirlwind of changes that seem like they would occur only in a fantasy world, or maybe in 1940’s Fascist Germany. It is the job of the youth to step up and fight this fight, so here are some ways you can help.
Things You Can Do to Fight Trump:
Donate to the ACLU
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a national organization that works daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend the individual rights and freedoms of the people in this country. They need the support of people like us to fight the fights they need to, which includes providing lawyers for Muslims who have been detained at the airport this past week.
Support Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood, one of the organizations Trump is trying to abolish, is in need of help now more than ever. If extreme politicians get their way, 2.5 million patients per year will lose access to care at Planned Parenthood health centers.
Here are 7 ways you can support Planned Parenthood.
Let Congress Know How You Feel
Nothing will get done if we do not come out to support what we believe in.
Support your local LGBTQ+ organizations, and fly the rainbow flag.
Pence’s opposition to LGBTQ+ obviously isn’t right, and it’s our job to show him. While
we’re showing him, we also have to offer solidarity
to those that he is targeting with legislation, which does not only include LGBTQ+ people, but other minority groups as well.
Get involved in your local legislation.
Local legislation matters, even though it may not always be visible. Our local legislation is what directly impacts us, and therefore we should care about it. To get involved, you can go to town halls, testify at hearings, lobby, and talk to your local officials.
I hope you will take some of these suggestions and turn them into action.