Here are some ideas.
10 things you can do to make the world a better place:
1. Donate to progressive social movements that fight for the dignity and justice of the people Trump hates most, such as immigrants, women, and Muslims (see list below).
2. Volunteer your time, skills, and expertise.
3. Share progressive content with your online social networks.
4. Talk to someone who isn't as engaged with these issues about why Trump scares you. Have an honest and loving one-on-one conversation about racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, and sexism.
5. Educate yourself about injustice.
6. Write blog posts and Op-Eds.
7. Follow progressive organizations on social media and through their mailing lists.
8. Sign pledges and petitions.
9. Connect progressive organizations to influential people and platforms.
10. Fundraise for organizations that you care about.
If you're White: Join Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), which organizes white people to fight for racial justice.
If you're wealthy: Join Solidaire, a network of progressive donors.
If you're young and wealthy: Join Resource Generation, a community of young people leveraging their resources to support grassroots social movements.
And whatever you do, invite 10 friends to join you!
Here are some awesome organizations to support:
It's almost impossible to make a comprehensive list of all the progressive organizations in this country. So let's start with groups that are led by women of color, and that engage the very people Trump has attacked throughout his campaign — women, immigrants, workers, Muslims, among others.
Fighting for the dignity of nannies, housekeepers, and other care workers
Empowering women of color and their families
Immigrant youth building
a movement for justice
Provides resources to people seeking abortions
Black people organizing for Black liberation
Organizing Chicanx and Latinx communities
Grassroots movement rooted in Muslim communities
Organizing Black immigrant communities
Organizing LGBTQ people in the South
Young Black activists committed to justice
Empowering Native organizers
Organizing Latinas for reproductive justice
Why social movements matter
(especially right now):
A social movement = a group of people with a shared commitment to changing hearts, minds, policies, and systems. Movements are about building the power of the people to change things for the better. They create long-term social, political, and economic shifts regardless of who's in public office — and, social movements hold these elected officials accountable. The silver lining of this horrible election is that Hillary Clinton actually won the popular vote, which means that the majority of voters are against Trump. There's HUGE potential here to galvanize a mass movement of progressive Americans to stop Trump from following through on his terrifying campaign promises like building a wall between the US and Mexico, banning Muslims from entering the country, and repealing Obamacare. It's time to mobilize our resources and energy to build progressive people power in this country!