We hear from lots of people who don’t have much time to fight directly with the resistance but are glad to learn about grassroots, advocacy, and resistance groups they can donate to — organizations that need the funds to support their hard work in the trenches, streets, and courtrooms.
Or maybe you and people you know want ideas for year-end charitable giving. If so, remember that donations to 501(c)3 (but not 501(c)4) charities are eligible as tax write-offs. Also, because the new tax scam will likely substantially decrease the number of people who itemize deductions after 2017 and can therefore deduct charitable donations, giving to 501(c)3 groups will probably go way down in the future. Don’t care about the write-off? Do as Mila Kunis does, and donate to Planned Parenthood in Mike Pence’s name!
We’ve compiled a spreadsheet list of some organizations that need our support in fighting right-wing assaults. Can’t donate right now? Most of them also have opportunities for you to volunteer or help out in different ways. Have a birthday or other special occasion coming up? Ask your generous relatives and friends to donate to your favorite group in your name. And as always, please held by spreading the word – share this link with anyone you think would be interested.
The entire spreadsheet may be easier to read than the one we posted here – it also includes a column with issues (click on ‘Data’ and ‘Sort sheet by column D’). Know of other worthy resistance groups? Post a comment to this article.
|5 Calls||https://5calls.org||Make your voice heard. 5 Calls is the easiest and most effective way for citizens to make an impact in national and local politics|
|ACLU||https://www.aclu.org/||The ACLU is a national organization that works daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.|
|Americans of Conscience Action Checklist||jenniferhofmann.com||I turned bad news into positive action. When I started creating a weekly list of actions for local friends, it was re-shared on Facebook over 1,600 times. I call it the Action Checklist for Americans of Conscience.|
|Backing Black Business||backingblackbusiness.com||Make your dollars and your voice heard by supporting locally owned black businesses. Only together can we promote economic growth and well-being in the black community.|
|Black Lives Matter||blacklivesmatter.com||The Black Lives Matter Global Network is a chapter-based, member-led organization whose mission is to build local power and to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. We are expansive. We are a collective of liberators who believe in an inclusive and spacious movement.|
|Carpool Vote||http://carpoolvote.com/||Every American DESERVES a Vote. We connect volunteer drivers with anybody who needs a ride to claim their vote.|
|Center for Reproductive Rights||www.reproductiverights.org||The Center for Reproductive Rights uses law to advance reproductive freedom as a fundamental right worldwide by documenting violations, waging legal battles and shaping policy.|
|CIVIC||http://www.endisolation.org/||Ending the isolation of men and women in U.S. immigration detention|
|Code Blue||https://www.codeblue.team/||Rebuild a progressive voting majority in federal, state and local government.|
|Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)||https://www.cair.com/||CAIR’s vision is to be a leading advocate for justice and mutual understanding. CAIR’s mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.|
|Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund||https://dredf.org/||DREDF founded in 1979, is a leading national civil rights law and policy center directed by individuals with disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities.|
|Earthjustice||https://earthjustice.org/||Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health, to preserve magnificent places and wildlife, to advance clean energy, and to combat climate change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.|
|Ella Baker Center||http://ellabakercenter.org/||We are named after Ella Baker, a brilliant, black hero of the civil rights movement. Following in her footsteps, we organize with Black, Brown, and low-income people to shift resources away from prisons and punishment, and towards opportunities that make our communities safe, healthy, and strong.|
|Emerge America||https://emerge.ngpvanhost.com/||Emerge America identifies women community leaders and trains them so that they are ready to run.|
|Emily’s List and Run to Win||https://www.emilyslist.org/||We ignite change by getting pro-choice Democratic women elected to office.|
|Environmental Defense Fund||https://www.edf.org/||Environmental Defense Fund is dedicated to protecting the environmental rights of all people, including future generations. Among these rights are access to clean air and water, healthy and nourishing food, and flourishing ecosystems.|
|Flippable||https://www.flippable.org/||Flippable is building a data-driven, people-powered movement to flip states blue and restore our democracy.|
|Free Speech TV||https://freespeech.org/||Free Speech TV is one of the last standing national, independent news networks committed to advancing progressive social change. As the alternative to television networks owned by billionaires, governments and corporations, our network amplifies underrepresented voices and those working on the front lines of social, economic and environmental justice.|
|GLAD: GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders||https://www.glad.org/||GLAD believes in leading through innovation and action. We are committed to establishing legal precedent in all areas affecting the LGBTQ community, including anti-discrimination law, family law, transgender law, and HIV law, paving the way for advances across the country.|
|Human Rights Campaign||https://www.hrc.org/||As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.|
|Indivisible National||www.indivisible.org||Our mission is to fuel a progressive grassroots network of local groups to resist the Trump Agenda. In every congressional district in the country, people like you are starting local groups and leading local actions.|
|International Rescue Committee||www.rescue.org||The IRC responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Find out how you can help the IRC offer lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster.|
|L4GG: Lawyers for Good Government||https://www.lawyersforgoodgovernment.org/||Fighting for democracy, justice, and the future of our nation. Our mission is to protect and strengthen democratic institutions, resist abuse of power and corruption, and defend the rights of those who suffer in the absence of good government.|
|Lambda Legal||https://www.lambdalegal.org/volunteer||Making the case for equality|
|Latino Victory||http://latinovictory.us/||The Latino Victory Fund is a progressive political action committee with the mission of growing Latino political power by increasing Latino representation at every level of government – from the school board to the Senate to the White House.|
|Media Matters for America||https://www.mediamatters.org/||Media Matters for America is a web-based, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.|
|Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America||https://momsdemandaction.org||Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a non-partisan grassroots movement to mobilize moms, families and everyday Americans to advocate for stronger gun laws.|
|MoveOn||https://front.moveon.org/||Democracy in action. MoveOn.org is an American left-wing political lobbying group and political action committee.|
|NAACP||http://www.naacp.org/||The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.|
|NARAL Pro-Choice America||https://www.prochoiceamerica.org/||NARAL Pro-Choice America is a 501(c)(4) organization in the United States that engages in political action and advocacy efforts to oppose restrictions on abortion and expand access to abortion.|
|National Black Justice Coalition||http://nbjc.org/get-involved||Civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS. NBJC’s mission is to end racism, homophobia, and LGBTQ bias and stigma. |
|National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC)||https://democraticredistricting.com/||The political system is rigged. The fight to fix it is now.|
|National Immigration Law Center||https://www.nilc.org/||Established in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of immigrants with low income.|
|National Resources Defense Council||https://www.nrdc.org/||NRDC works to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.|
|NextGen America||https://nextgenamerica.org/||NextGen America acts politically to prevent climate disaster, promote prosperity, and protect the fundamental rights of every American.|
|Planned Parenthood||https://www.plannedparenthood.org/||Planned Parenthood Federation of America is a nonprofit organization that provides sexual health care in the United States and globally.|
|Progressive Voices||http://www.progressivevoices.com/||Providing politically progressive content to consumers via mobile device and online 24/7/365. Progressive Voices aggregates top progressive radio talk shows and delivers them via the Progressive Voices Channel on TuneIn and The Progressive Voices iOS and Android apps.|
|Purple Patriot||http://purplepatriot.com/||Purple Patriot provides you with a quick and easy way to stay informed and active in politics. It is a single platform where you can learn about the political and social issues, engage in conversation on Facebook and Twitter, email with your Congressional representative, locate their next town hall meeting or donate to supporting associations.|
|Rapid Resist||https://rapidresist.org/||Rapid Resist is a non-profit stopping Trump’s agenda by helping organizers in conservative areas by text-banking.|
|Resistance Manual||https://www.resistancemanual.org/Resistance_Manual_Home||Action requires information. There are more of us who believe in equity and justice than those who support an ideology of fear and hate. Together, we can harness the collective power of the people to resist the impact of a Trump presidency and to continue to make progress in our communities. Get educated. Get organized.|
|ResistanceLive by Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin||http://www.patreon.com/ResistanceLive||#ResistanceLive is a daily broadcast on Facebook, YouTube and iTunes that provides political updates for the Resistance, brought to you by Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin.|
|Run For Office||https://www.runforoffice.org/||Our democracy depends upon citizens deeply engaging in the democratic process and choosing to lead by running for office. Run for Office is a free service that provides all the tools you need to launch a successful campaign whether you are a seasoned veteran or first—time campaigner.|
|Run For Something||https://www.runforsomething.net/||Run for Something will recruit and support talented, passionate young people who will advocate for progressive values now and for the next 30 years, with the ultimate goal of building a progressive bench.|
|Sierra Club||https://www.sierraclub.org/||To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth;
To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources;
To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.
|Sister District||https://www.sisterdistrict.com/||The Sister District Project (SDP) is a grassroots organization that matches volunteers in safe blue places with strategic state elections throughout the country.|
|Southern Poverty Law Center||https://www.splcenter.org/||Southern Poverty Law Center monitors hate groups and other extremists throughout the U.S. and exposes their activities to law enforcement agencies, the media and the public.|
|Spread the Vote||https://www.spreadthevote.org/||Spread The Vote fights voter suppression by helping citizens of states with Voter ID laws get the IDs they need to vote. Voter ID laws are modern poll taxes. They have the intent and effect of suppressing the vote by people of color, poor people, and young people. Spread the Vote will fight these modern poll taxes.|
|Stay Woke||https://www.staywoke.org/||StayWoke is a 501(c)(4) organization and digital accelerator that engages thousands of learners, builders, and activists in the work of advancing equity and justice in America. Together, we will win.|
|Swing Left||https://swingleft.org/||Let’s take back the House. Find your closest Swing District and sign up to support a progressive win there in 2018.|
Thank you for these additional sites!
|Color of Change||https://colorofchange.org/||Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. We help people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by over one million members, we move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America.|
|Florida Rights Restoration Project||https://floridarrc.com/||FRRC is a grassroots, membership organization run by Returning Citizens, Formerly Incarcerated Persons (FIPs) in partnership with allies. We are dedicated to ending the disenfranchisement and discrimination against people with convictions, and creating a more comprehensive and humane reentry system that will enhance successful reentry, reduce recidivism, and increase public safety.|
|The Sentencing Project||https://www.sentencingproject.org/||The Sentencing Project is a leader in changing the way Americans think about crime and punishment. Founded in 1986, The Sentencing Project works for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing policy, addressing unjust racial disparities and practices, and advocating for alternatives to incarceration.|
2 thoughts on “Resistance Donation List: Give ‘Til It Helps!”
More voter organizing and voter rights organizations please! Such as: Color of Change; The Sentencing Project; Florida Rights Restoration Coalition.
Thank you! I’ll add to the list, voter organizing is absolutely critical.