Here are just some of the groups that will need our support ...
American Civil Liberties Union
ACLU is an organization working to defend the fundamental rights and liberties afforded Americans through the Constitution. It has already raised a record-breaking $7.2 million in the wake of Trump’s election. As Anthony Romero, the ACLU’s executive director, told The Huffington Post earlier this month: “Immediately, we are working across the country to protect the rights of protesters and ensuring those who voice their concerns know their rights.” In the coming months, the ACLU plans to work to block mass deportation efforts, protect DREAM Act immigrants, and stand up against bigotry aimed at vulnerable Americans ― such as trans people and Muslims ― and more.
People have already made an important and highly visible stand for Planned Parenthood by making donations in Pence’s name in wake of the Vice President-elect’s anti-abortion, anti-LGBTQ beliefs. Trump’s victory is set to http://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trumps-victory-looks-set-to-renew-battle-over-abortion-rights-1479671454"}}" style="box-sizing: inherit; color: rgb(46, 112, 97);">reinvigorate the battle over abortion rights and women’s health in new ways, so it’s imperative that the LGBTQ community continue to invest our time and energy in protecting Planned Parenthood. https://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/"}}" style="box-sizing: inherit; color: rgb(46, 112, 97);">Head here for more information on the organization and the #WeWontGoBack campaign.
Southern Poverty Law Center
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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
NAACP is one of the largest and most influential organizations fighting for both the rights of African Americans and against racial prejudice in the United States. As Trump continues to stack his administration with straight white men and literal White Nationalists, it’s imperative that we support and advocate for organizations fighting to break down institutionalized racism in America and, as the NAACP itself puts it, “ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.”
Council on American-Islamic Relations
https://www.cair.com/CAIR is a Washington D.C.-based Muslim civil-rights advocacy group dedicated to promoting a positive image of Islam and Muslims in the United States. With Trump threatening a national Muslim Registry and hate crimes against minority groups massively increasing in the days after the election, it’s critically important to support organizations like CAIR andhttps://www.facebook.com/events/999913676820740/"}}" style="box-sizing: inherit; color: rgb(46, 112, 97);"> commit to standing beside our Muslim brothers, sisters and siblings in the face of institutionalized discrimination under a Trump presidency.
Rape Abuse & Incest National Network
RAINN is an anti-sexual assault organization that works with local rape crisis centers across America while also providing anonymous web-based support initiatives ― like a crisis hotline ― for victims of sexual assault. Following a presidential campaign that generated a national discussion about the realities of sexual assault and violence in this country ― including those possibly perpetrated by our president-elect himself, it’s important that we ensure these resources are always available to anyone who needs them going forward ― especially women.
AI Justice is a non-profit law firm committed to protecting and fighting for the basic rights of immigrants. Representing immigrants from all over the world, AI Justice provides “a unique combination of free direct services, impact litigation, policy reform, and public education at local, state, and national levels.” This organization, and others like it, will prove crucial to advocacy under a Trump administration, particularly with the president-elect’s divisive rhetoric surrounding Syrian refugees.
SRLP helps protect the rights of the most vulnerable members of the LGBTQ community. The core mission of SRLP is “guaranteeing that all people are free to self-determine gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination or violence.” Named after civil rights pioneer Sylvia Rivera, SLRP is largely a law clinic that helps transgender and gender non-conforming people navigate legal barriers, aids those most affected by the prison industrial complex and fights for the liberation of all queer people.
The MCD passed a resolution stands in solidarity with the national movement to oppose Citizens United, supporting others in Pennsylvania who have done the same, and calling on other grassroots organizations, communities and jurisdictions across the Commonwealth to join in this action by passing similar resolutions. click HERE for details.