Social media has already filled with post-election stories of blatant, disturbing acts of violence committed by people emboldened by Donald Trump’s presidential success. We do not have to participate in faux-congratulations of an openly racist, homophobic, Islamophobic leader, but we can unite with each other and back the change-makers building progressive community and resilience on the ground in Georgia.
In Georgia, there are amazing organizations building community, empowering the most marginalized and stepping up to provide needed services. The latter becomes even more essential as many wonder what the first cuts Trump makes will be. Will transgender folks lose access to the hormones they need? Will DACA-recipients face new legal barriers or mass deportations? Will pregnant folks find abortions become even harder to access?
Right now, you can make a difference. Right now, you can join with people across the state to strengthen the growing progressive movement in Georgia and across the South. Check out the work of these 5 amazing organizations, and consider donating your time and money today. Even better? These incredible organizations are all headed by women, fighting for the issues that most impact them and their communities.
Most recently, this group was instrumental in tripling the number of Asian-Americans in Georgia that voted. AAAJ-A is the first non-profit law center dedicated to Asian immigrants and refugees in the Southeast. In addition to their civic engagement work, they provide legal assistance to immigrants and refugees. Donate here.
Georgia WAND is a statewide, women-led, grassroots organization that seeks to build the power of women across the state fighting for their civil and human rights. Most recently, they’ve been instrumental in the fight to protect residents in Shell Bluff, Ga. from harmful, radioactive contaminants from a nearby nuclear power plant. Donate here.
GLAHR is community-based organization that educates, organizes and empowers Latino immigrants across Georgia to defend and advance their civil and human rights. You will find them at the State Capitol fighting toxic, anti-immigrant legislation and in towns across Georgia educating Latinos about their rights. Donate here.
ACR-SE is dedicated to providing financial and logistical support to ensure folks have safe, compassionate and affordable access to abortion care and other reproductive care. As states make accessing abortion harder, this is the group that shows up to make sure women can still get access to this needed service in this state and across the South. Donate here.
Project South specifically works to build the capacity of low income families of color to advocate for the change they want to see. They also are building a network of grassroots organization in the South that can fight for change together. Project South is a member led organization. Donate here.
And don’t forget to donate to the work Better Georgia is doing. As the dust from the 2016 election settles, we want to remind you that we will be here, 365 days a year, fighting to advance progressive values and policies in Georgia. As the fastest-growing progressive organization in the state, we are committed to advancing equality, economic justice, government accountability and improving the quality of life for all Georgians.
Donald Trump may have won on November 8, but today, you can fight for a new direction for our country and our state, and today you can help build the foundations of a stronger, bolder progressive movement in Georgia.