How to get more involved politically now that they election is over
This week has been tough. Our country voted yesterday to criminalize immigrants and women who make their own choices for their bodies, to repeal our healthcare, and to turn a blind eye to misogyny. We’ve cried, we’ve shouted, we’ve been catatonic. But now is the time to move. If you love this country, show it. Now is the time to jump into action. Get involved. We’ve compiled a list of things you can do right now, today, to ensure a better tomorrow. There’s so much more out there. Let’s follow Hillary’s example, and never give up.
Community is what brings people together, and as we know from Hillary Clinton, we’re stronger together.
- Consider volunteering your time for underserved children with the Boys and Girls Club.
- Improve the lives of the Elderly. Learn how at Create the Good..
- Help the homeless. Check out Food on Foot or do a Google search for services in your area.
- Advocate for immigrants and their families via a better environment, Showing Up for Social Justice to increase social justice/.
- Help the terminally-ill LGBTQ, as well as underserved LGBTQ youth.
- Or, join your next local election as a poll worker and get out the vote.
If you have no time, but you do have dough, GIVE.
- Donate to Planned Parenthood to provide opportunities for proper healthcare, education, and activism. Reduce domestic violence.
- Give to The Future Project and help our youth fulfill their potential. Help stop domestic violence.
- Reduce rape by aiding RAINN. Strengthen human rights with the ACLU.
- Give to our environment. Advocate for fair immigration reform.
- Help young women learn about politics.
- Give to equality.
Regardless of party affiliation, congress represents YOU. Write them. Call them. Show up to protests and town halls. Learn about the issues you care about, and sign petitions. Subscribe to newspapers or media that are unbiased and that you think covered things fairly, and truthfully.
DO NOT GIVE UP.
In Hillary Clinton’s own words, when she lost the Democratic nomination to Barack Obama in 2008, “when you’re knocked down, get right back up and never listen to anyone who says you can’t or shouldn’t go on.”