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From “Resistance Wrap-Up”:
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Crisis Text Line – Free 24/7 support. Text “HOME” to 741741 to connect with a crisis counselor. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.
Florida Rights Restoration Coalition – Ending disenfranchisement and discrimination against people with convictions.
FairFight.Com – Fair and free elections
Change.Org – Petition to re-open the Sandra Bland case
Quit Or Get Fired.Com – Send the message that it’s time for Trump to resign.
Color of Change.Org – Fight to end the war on Black people in our country.
The Bail Project – Combat mass incarceration by disrupting the money bail system.
Campaign Zero – End police brutality in America.
SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) – Together, as part of a powerful multi-racial, cross-class movement for collective liberation we can force the system of white supremacy to crumble.
Frangela Book Club – Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man– Read chapters 1 and 2 by June 3
Call your representatives to support Mail-In Voting.
Marcus Books – The Nation’s first Black-owned bookstore.
Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project – Donate to Families and Workers in Need of Legal Aid
Earth Day Live 2020 – Live Feed; take care of our planet.
AARP Community Connections – Map of Aid Groups by State
Stand Up America – A grassroots community committed to resisting Trump’s corrupt agenda
FeedingAmerica – Find your local foodbank. Donate, volunteer.
U.S. Census – Do the Census!
Color of Change – 5 crucial fights for surviving this crisis.
Let America Vote – Fighting voter suppression laws
Common Cause – We are more than 1 million powerful, fearless, ordinary Americans working together to build a democracy that works for us all .
League of Women Voters – Empowering voters. Defending Democracy.
ACLU – Beyond one person, party, or side — the ACLU dares to create a more perfect union.
Spread the Vote – Working every day to ensure that people have what they need to vote.
866 Our Vote – Election Protection Hotline. Working 365 days to advance and defend your right to vote
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Fighting for civil rights, and empowering Asian Americans to create a more just America for all.
Brennan Center for Justice – Working to protect our Democracy to make it work for all.
Fair Fight – Join our fight for free, fair and secure elections in 2020.
Everytown.org – Demand smarter gun laws now!
YOU are an Influencer! Call the Senate! Tell them to follow The Constitution! The People are watching!
WomensMarch.com – 1/18/2020 – Join the movement
Puerto Rico Earthquake Assistance – Items needed: Camping gear, baby products, diapers, toothbrushes, sheets, towels, disposable gloves, games, first aid kits. These items can be sent to:
Julio Torres, Box 505, Rincon, PR 00677
Aid for Australia:
Wires.org – Help rescue and care for the innocent victims of the fires and drought
National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty – The Law Center works in a variety of arenas to help the nation’s 3.5 million people who are experiencing homelessness and its many inhumane effects.
Hands Off SNAP – Stand up for low- income people
Indivisible.org – Fund the Resistance
Let America Vote – Fight back against voter suppression
Human Rights First – Providing life-saving legal representation to families seeking protection at the border. Help keep families together. Reject the Detention of Refugees
Support your local food bank. You may save a life!
Swing Left – Empowering young leaders to help transform our government in the 2020 elections.
Innocence Project – Advocate for reforms that help prevent and address wrongful conviction.
FreeRodneyReed.com – Stop the execution of an innocent man.
Kincaid Fire Aid – Bridging the Racial and Economic Divide in Northern Sonoma County
Response.ca.gov – California wildfire relief and recovery donations.
World Central Kitchen Disaster Relief – When disaster strikes, WCK’s Chef Relief Team steps out of the kitchen and on to the front lines to provide meals to those in need.
Southern Poverty Law Center – Hate Watch monitors and exposes the activities of the American radical right.
The Poor People’s Campaign – A National Call for Moral Revival
Boricuactivated.org – Workshops to learn how to amplify your voice to achieve better conditions for the people of Puerto Rico.
SandyHookPromise.org – School shootings are preventable: protect children from gun violence by encouraging and supporting solutions that create safer, healthier homes, schools and communities.
Action.aclu.org – Support for Crystal Mason
Ask your rep to request that the U.N. officially condemn Trump’s southern border treatment of refugees.
HeadKnowlesBahamas – Hurricane Relief for Bahamas
We the People March – (9/21/19) Marching to remind our elected officials that they work for us and to demand accountability.
Ultraviolet – Petition Congress: stop White Nationalist violence. Gun control NOW!
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee – Link to White House comments to make your voice heard to keep SNAP benefits
The Florence Project – Free legal and social services for detained persons under threat of deportation.
UnitedWeDream.org – Help protect immigrants
MigraWatch hotline: 1-844-363-1423 – Rapid response against ICE
HopeBorder.org – Hope and resistance at the border
Chirla.org– Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights
Raices.org – Serves immigrants and refugees in our community by providing immigration-related legal services, advocacy and opportunities for educational and social support
National Immigration Law Center – Dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of immigrants with low income
ImmigrantLiberation.com – Migra Watch – No more ICE raids in the shadows
Lights for Liberty – Worldwide vigil on July 12, 2019 to end detention camps
Swingleft.org – Swing the Senate Left – Winning the Super States is how we’ll win the country
MarieNewmanforCongress.com – Tell anti-choice, anit-LGBTQ Dan Lipinski to go home. #NewDayforIllinois
TheTrevorProject.org – Keep LGBTQIA youth alive and thriving
InjusticeWatch.org – Conducts in-depth research on institutional failure that promotes injustice. Weed out racist, corrupt law enforcement!
WinningJustice.org – Find a local racial justice squad
CodePink.org – Stop hate ads
JaimeHarrison.com – Donate to Jaime Harrison’s campaign to unseat Lindsey Graham
CESinaction.org – Coalition of Economic Survival – Dedicated to organizing low and moderate income people to win economic and social justice since 1973
GoFundMe for Thelma Smith – 102-year-old activist is being evicted for no fault of her own
YellowHammerFund.org – Provides funding for care at any one of Alabama’s 3 abortion clinics
ACLUAlabama.org – Defending our rights to equality, liberty and justice
Planned Parenthood Southeast – Believes in the fundamental right of each individual to manage his or her fertility
SisterSong.net – To strengthen and amplify the voices of indigenous women to achieve reproductive justice
Sparkrj.org – Our bodies, our communities, our futures
Human Rights Campaign – America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve LGBTQ equality
Access Reproductive Care SE – Helps Southerners and their families with safe, compassionate, affordable reproductive care