Top 11 Progressive Charities To Donate To In The Age of Trump
In the era of Trump, with a gerrymandered Congress, and a hijacked Supreme Court, we need stronger government watchdog groups now more than ever.
Everyone is familiar with the ACLU, but are you giving to the dozens of other charities that are fighting the Trump Administration?
If you have the financial ability, you can set up recurring monthly donations for the price of a latte, or whatever amount you feel comfortable giving.
Below are some important groups that could use your monthly, tax-deductible donations.
Make a contribution now to protect women’s health & rights. For the past century, Planned Parenthood has transformed women’s health and empowered millions of people worldwide to make informed health decisions, forever changing the way they live, love, learn and work. https://www.plannedparenthood.org/
Miry’s List is a movement of neighbors and friends dedicated to welcoming new arrival refugee families into our community through inspired crowdsourcing solutions. For families that move into apartments without beds or refrigerators, we need the flexibility to purchase necessities immediately. Consistency is key and your recurring donation can ensure we know what resources are available to us each month. Your monthly donation can help sponsor a family in need! https://miryslist.org/
Center for Reproductive Rights
Join the fight to protect Roe v. Wade. We’re fighting the Trump administration’s attacks on reproductive rights, taking states like Texas and Louisiana to court to defeat barriers to abortion care, and demanding that governments around the world respect reproductive rights as fundamental human rights. https://www.reproductiverights.org/
Founded in 1986 as the Refugee Aid Project by community activists in South Texas, RAICES has grown to be the largest immigration legal services provider in Texas. With offices in Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio, RAICES is a frontline organization in the roiling debate about immigration and immigrants in the world. As an organization that combines expertise developed from the daily practice of immigration law with a deep commitment to advocacy, RAICES is unique among immigration organizations. A diverse staff of 130 attorneys, legal assistants, and support staff provide consultations, direct legal services, representation, assistance and advocacy to communities in Texas and to clients after they leave the state. In 2017, RAICES staff closed 51,000 cases at no cost to the client. Our advocacy and commitment to change are driven by the clients and families we serve every day as our attorneys and legal assistants provide legal advocacy and representation in an immigration system that breaks apart families and leaves millions without pathways to legal status. Thank you in advance, and thank you to the over 500,000 people who have donated to our efforts so far. https://www.raicestexas.org/
Natural Resources Defense Council
Donate to NRDC to help protect the air, land, and water from forces of pollution and corporate greed. Your donation will help us save wildlife and wild places by sponsoring some of the hardest hitting cases and campaigns in defense of nature. https://www.nrdc.org/
Make an emergency donation to the Sierra Club.
We must stand together like we never have before. We are already mobilizing and launching an emergency campaign to stop Trump’s efforts to derail everything we’ve achieved. https://www.sierraclub.org/
International Refugee Assistance Project
Support the International Refugee Assistance Project. Your donation directly supports important advocacy on behalf of society’s most underserved and forgotten people. https://refugeerights.org/
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans. LDF also defends the gains and protections won over the past 75 years of civil rights struggle and works to improve the quality and diversity of judicial and executive appointments. http://www.naacpldf.org/
The Trevor Project for LGBT Youth
More LGBTQ youth in crisis have been calling, texting, and reaching out to us for support than at any time in The Trevor Project’s history. Your life-saving gift today will help us expand our advocacy efforts, train a record number of crisis counselors, and embark on an aggressive initiative to strengthen our 24/7 Lifeline and provide all of our crisis services 24/7—including our online TrevorText and TrevorText messaging programs. Together, we can make sure that LGBTQ youth nationwide know they are not alone for even a single minute. You can join us in our fight year-round by turning your gift into a monthly pledge. When you select the monthly option today, we’ll also automatically welcome you into our Trevor family which supports our youth 24/7, 365. https://www.thetrevorproject.org/
The Mexican American Legal Defense & Education Fund
The importance of MALDEF’s work as the law firm for the Latino community is greater today than ever before. MALDEF staff attorneys are at the forefront against divisive and unconstitutional anti-immigrant measures in legislatures, Congress and the courts. Equally vital, MALDEF advances an affirmative agenda of immigrant integration, education for English Language Learners and political empowerment of the Latino community. Never before has the need been greater for advocacy and education that will open doors to the American dream. Your support of MALDEF will immeasurably help our cause for the fair treatment of Latinos in the classroom, workplace, and the courtroom. Together, we can continue to make a real difference in the lives of the Latino community. http://www.maldef.org/