Below is a soon-to-grow list of organizations doing good work at the national level, as well as resources that may be helpful to you in the age of Trump. Before you dig in, please take a moment to read this piece on balancing activism with emotional health. If you know of organizations or resources that should be added, let me know!
Call your US Senators and US Representative
Enter your zip code on this site and instantly get their phone numbers: www.callmycongress.com
Specifically for Organizing/Protesting:
Action network formed by Bernie Sanders supporters.
Formed by the group that organized the historic worldwide Women’s Marches of January 21, 2017 – this may be a hub for future state-by-state and nationwide organizing. Also check the January 21, 2017 archives on the “Events & Actions” page of this site – many state protests were organized in part through Facebook pages, and the links to those Facebook pages are still there.
For Causes Likely to be Impacted by Trump:
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Nonprofit working to protect civil rights. Note, however, that one of their positions is that corporate free speech should be defended – an idea that you may object to if you disagree that a corporation should be seen as a person.
Committee to Protect Journalists
Nonprofit that promotes press freedom worldwide, defending the right of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal.
Nonprofit working to hold government accountable and shed light on unethical behavior.
Racial Equity/Hate Crimes
Southern Poverty Law Center
Nonprofit that tracks hate crimes across America and monitors white supremacist activity.
Nonprofit formed by former white supremacists to help other white supremacists leave the movement.
Former Congressional Staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen.