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From “Resistance Wrap-Up”:

US Capitol Switchboard

(202) 224-3121 (U.S. Senate)
(202) 225-3121 (U.S. House of Representatives)

Help to the Georgia Senate races – How to donate to the Georgia Senate runoff election: 8 ways to help the races before January

Women Voters USA – Making it easier to get ready to vote

Carpool to Vote – Connect volunteer drivers with anybody who needs a ride to claim their vote.

The Skimm’s No Excuses Tool – Find useful voter information for each state.

Swing Left Events – Virtual organizing

National Alliance to End Homelessness – A nonpartisan, nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is to end homelessness in the United States

Mobilize.US – Find events near you

Protect the Vote – Stop Voter Suppression

Election Protection – Protect Our Right to Vote

Give Smart 2020 – These are the eight campaigns in the country where your donations can make the biggest difference today.

Change.Org – Ask members of Congress to support the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.

GoFundMe for Cordell Garrett’s Funeral 

Fair Fight – Join our fight for free, fair and secure elections in 2020. 

The 2020 Virtual March on Washington – Or text ‘power’ to 40649

USmailnotforsale.org – Save the postal service!

The Poor People’s Campaign – A National Call for Moral Revival

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.

Everytown.org – Demand smarter gun laws now!

YOU are an Influencer! Call the Senate! Tell them to follow The Constitution! The People are watching!

Ditch Mitch and Lindsey:

WomensMarch.com1/18/2020 – 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:

Australian Fire Service

Wires.org – Help rescue and care for the innocent victims of the fires and drought

Port Macquarie Koala Hospital

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 ProjectAdvocate 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.

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.comMigra 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

#LetGAChoose – Working on the ground for reproductive justice
Fair Fight Action – Georgia – Join the fight to ensure access to democracy for all
BlackLivesMatter.com – Working for a world where Black lives are no longer systematically targeted for demise
SuperMajority.com – Building a supermajority of women and gender equity voters
United Way Genessee County Flint Water Fund – Providing bottled water, filtration devices, and health access for children affected by lead
Black Maternal Health- The National Birth Equity Collaborative – Creating solutions that optimize Black maternal and infant health through training, policy advocacy, research and community-centered collaboration