The resistance is on, and San Francisco needs to be a part of it. The election of Donald Trump as president will require a four-year, all-hands-on-deck marathon of activism, involvement, and advocacy.
Many Bay Areans feel a horrible sense of dread after our fellow citizens actually went and elected this guy, but certain communities will face complete existential crises as Trump tries to make America hate again. Here are a few local advocacy groups that are in for a rough four years unless we can give them as much support as possible.
Immigrants Rights Organizations
La Raza Centro Legal provides legal services and advocacy to ensure underserved immigrants have access to a quality attorney. You can donate here.
Women’s Rights Organizations
Oakland’s ACCESS/Women’s Health Rights Coalition provides access reproductive and IUD health services to low-income and uninsured women. You can donate here.
LGBTQ Rights Organizations
Equality California serves as the state’s most prominent lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, and provides mobilization and electoral programs. You can donate here.
Organizations That Fight Hate Crimes
The Anti-Defamation League’s Central Pacific office is based in San Francisco, and identifies and tracks hate crimes — particularly those against the Jewish community. You can donate here.
Black Lives Matter Organizations
Black Lives Matter matters more than ever, and information on the planned activities of Black Lives Matter Bay Area is available via their Facebook page and Twitter account. You can donate here.