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  • The American Civil Liberties Union works to defend individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution. Donate here.
  • The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 to “stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” Today, it fights against anti-semitism and bigotry as one of the largest civil rights organizations in the country. Find your local affiliate here and donate here.
  • Border Angels is an all-volunteer non-profit that advocates for immigration reform and social justice focusing on the U.S.-Mexico border. It offers educational and awareness programs and migrant outreach programs to San Diego County’s immigrant population. Donate here.
  • The Boys & Girls Clubs of America offers enrichment programs and support for children when they’re not in school. Donate and learn about ways to volunteer here.
  • Campaign Zero advocates for policy solutions to end police violence in America. Fill out this survey to learn how to get involved.
  • CARECEN is an organization that offers low cost immigration services and free resources for/to immigrants. They’re always looking for volunteers, especially now. It’s college application time and they need mentors to help students apply. Volunteer here. For a more direct contact, email Javier Miranda.
  • The Center for Reproductive Rights is the world’s foremost legal advocate for securing women’s access to quality reproductive health care. Donate here.
  • The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) is an advocacy and organizing group focusing on achieving human, civil, and labor rights for immigrants. Donate here.
  • The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is the country’s largest Muslim civil liberties organization. Donate here or find your local chapter here.
  • EarthJustice is the largest nonprofit environmental law organization in the country, working for the protection of wildlife, for healthy communities, and for cleaner energy options. The organization represents its clients free of charge. Donate here, and sign up for action alerts here.
  • EMILY’s List is a political action committee that works to elect pro-choice Democratic women candidates to public office. Donate here, or find out how to how to run for office here.
  • Friends of the Earth is the U.S.’s chapter of an international network of environmental groups. They’ve already vowed to fight the threat Trump poses to the environment. Donate here.
  • The Future Project “work[s] with schools to unlock the limitless potential of every young person in this country.” Donate here.
  • Howard Brown Health exists to eliminate the disparities in healthcare experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people through research, education and the provision of services that promote health and wellness. Donate here and volunteer here.
  • The Innocence Project‘s mission is to free innocent people who remain incarcerated, and to bring reform to the system responsible for their unjust imprisonment. Donate here.
  • The International Refugee Assistance Project “organizes law students and lawyers to develop and enforce a set of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced persons.” Donate here.
  • The International Rescue Committee supports refugees around the world, with offices in many U.S. cities. Donate here and learn about volunteering here.
  • The Mazzoni Center offers healthcare services to LGBTQ population in Philadelphia, including trans clinical care services, walk-in HIV and STI testing, primary care, and addiction and recovery services. Donate here and find information about volunteering here.
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America is a political advocacy group focused on fighting for women’s reproductive rights and freedom. Click here to donate and here to volunteer.
  • The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) works to promote the civil rights of people of color and to eliminate race-based discrimination. Donate here, and find your local chapter here for more ways to get involved.
  • The NAACP Legal Defense Fund fights for racial justice through litigation, advocacy and education. Donate and learn about ways to get involved here.
  • The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) advocates for victims and attempts to change policy surrounding domestic violence. Click here to donate.
  • The National Immigration Law Center is dedicated to fighting for the rights of low-income immigrants through litigation, policy analysis and advocacy, and various other methods. Donate here or learn about attending a local training here.
  • The National Immigration Forum is a leading immigrant advocacy group that offers various programs to integrate immigrants into the workforce and obtain citizenship. Donate here.
  • The National Organization for Women (NOW) is an activist organization, foundation, and PAC that advocates for equal rights for women. Donate here and find your local chapter here for volunteer programs like clinic escorting.
  • The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) works with online activists, scientists, lawyers, and policy advocates to safeguard the earth. Donate here and engage in NRDC-supported actions here.
  • The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault lists a number of ongoing volunteer opportunities in childcare, community training, rape crisis counseling, and legal advocacy here.
  • NextGen Climate Action works politically to prevent climate disaster. Click here to donate and click here to volunteer.
  • PEN American Center helps advance literature, defends free expression, and fosters international literary fellowships. Donate here and find PEN America’s list of additional ways to support journalism here.
  • Planned Parenthood is the country’s leading sexual and reproductive healthcare provider. Click here for nationwide volunteer opportunities (including as a clinic escort) and click here to donate. Local chapters also list more extensive volunteer opportunities, so take a look at your specific chapter for more.
  • Pro Publica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. Donate here.
  • The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the country’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, which operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800-656-HOPE, or online in English here and in Spanish here) as well as programs to help victims of sexual violence. Click here for information about how to volunteer for the hotline or in your community, and click here to donate.
  • The Reproductive Health Access Project is a non-profit that trains clinicians to make quality reproductive healthcare more accessible. Click here to donate.
  • Running Start is an organization dedicated to educating young women and girls about the importance of politics, through the Young Women’s Political Leadership Program and various other fellowships and internships. Donate here.
  • She Should Run is a non-profit that aims to get more women into elected leadership roles. You can donate here or anonymously ask a woman you know to run for office.
  • Showing Up For Racial Justice is a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial justice. Donate here, volunteer here, and find your local chapter here.
  • The Sierra Club is the largest grassroots environmental organization in the country, and works to protect millions of acres of wilderness and pass legislation like the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act. Click here for ways to give.
  • The Southern Poverty Law Center fights hate groups and bigotry using education, litigation, and advocacy. Donate here.
  • SURJ: Showing Up for Racial Justice. Mission: SURJ is a national network of groups and individuals organizing White people for racial justice. Needs: Fundraising, event hosts, event attendees, monetary donations, planning/organizing
  • The Sylvia Rivera Law Project provides legal services specifically to low-income people and people of color who are transgender, intersex, or gender non-conforming. Click here to donate, and click here to volunteer.
  • Trans Lifeline is a crisis hotline for and by the transgender community. Click here to volunteer, here to donate, or call the lifeline at (877) 565-8860.
  • The Trevor Project is a national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for gay and questioning youth. Click here to volunteer, here to donate, or call the hotline at (866) 488-7386.
  • The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights works to protect the best interests of children who come to the U.S. on their own. Donate here or learn about volunteering as a Child Advocate in Chicago, New York, Houston, and Washington D.C. here.

Also consider being a part of your next local election as a poll worker. Each state and county has a different process for hiring poll workers; refer to your county’s site for more information.