If the thought of President Trump in the Oval Office has you contemplating a move to Canada, think again. There are other, more healthful things for you to do than give up.
Here are a few positive things you can do right now:
There are plenty of organizations out there that simply need your time.
Combat racism with Showing Up For Racial Justice
Help your community with AmeriCorps
End police violence at Campaign Zero
Support your Muslim family and friends at the Council on American-Islamic Relations
Be a part of your next local election as a poll worker and encourage voters to come out
Support the LGBTQ community at the Mazzoni Center
Join an organization that helps immigrants and new Americans.
It’s easy to forget that taking care of yourself is just as important as going out and doing something. If you find yourself in need of someone to talk to or having suicidal thoughts, reach out to the following:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
Trans Lifeline: (877) -565-8860
Trevor Project: (866)-488-7386
Planned Parenthood: Give women the opportunities for proper healthcare, education, and activism.
The Future Project: Help the young people of America fulfill their potential.
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: Help stop domestic violence.
RAINN: Assist the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network in combating sexual violence, aiding victims, and ensuring that perpetrators are caught.
ACLU: Uphold the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all by the Constitution and the laws of the United States.
Friends of the Earth: Contribute to international network of environmental groups. They’ve already vowed to fight the threat Trump poses to the environment.
Border Angels: Advocate for immigration reform and social justice specifically regarding the U.S.-Mexico border. .
NextGen Climate Action: Volunteer with this group that works to flight climate change through political action.
We’re in uncharted territory, friends. Let’s be good to one another.