btransatlantichad a conversation with Jon last night about our charitable giving going forward. we're probably going to pay less in taxes under President Trump, so it'll be our responsibility to do the government's job - to take care of Americans - until our elected officials start doing theirs again. I've taped this to the fridge so we'll see it and be reminded of the social contract every day.
- btransatlantic@whatwouldanerdwear can you recommend environmental/conservation orgs?
- courtcourt510@btransatlantic Environmental Defense Fund is a good org. With all the "climate change doesn't exist" rhetoric I'm sure they could use help.
- thesarahhaganWe did this same thing, @btransatlantic! We woke up yesterday AM and immediately gave money to Planned Parenthood.
- whatwouldanerdweari would say right now it is actually not a winning strategy to donate to traditional, clearly democratic leaning conservation groups. not to be bleak but they won't be able to get anything done with a hostile republican congress and administration. sierra club, friends of the earth...they are all basically fucked for the next four years, since everyone knows where their cards lie. this might sound self serving but recreation and sportsmens groups are the best bet for working w the reality of the upcoming congress to protect places. so outdoor alliance, TRCP, backcountry hunters and anglers.
- btransatlanticI hadn't considered that perspective, @whatwouldanerdwear. thank you.
- meghannbgWas just discussing our charitable giving with my husband today. Glad to see so many other people on the same page. 🙌🏼
- belle_britaI always donate annually to my local rape crisis center. I also donate small amounts ($3-5) to educational websites with large user bases (like Wikipedia and Scarleteen). For anyone else wondering where to start, look at your town. Is there a food bank, soup kitchen, homeless center, etc.? These places honestly benefit more from your dollars than your item donations because they can often buy those items at a discount.
- btransatlanticYES @belle_brita! my synagogue @sixthandi works with So Others Might Eat, a local org that serves the poor and homeless of DC with food, clothing, and healthcare. I look forward to volunteering.
- carlaah1984Jews united for justice is a great option too.
- btransatlanticTHANK YOU @carlaah1984!
- eileenraganYAS. Had that exact conversation with my partner last night too. Donations is at the top of my list for today.
- brokennailsExcellent list, excellent plan. 😁
- robinreetzYes!! I love this so much and plan to do the same. Thank you!
- cestmoisaralouiseI'm with you!
- chanarose3Love this! I shared a Jezebel link on FB yesterday that had a list of national orgs and also had some other pals share local suggestions as well. Looking into opportunities for direct service as well as $. (Also, may need to borrow your pup for some snuggles. Will discuss).
- gescimI told Paul a few months ago that when I receive my PFD I'll be donating every dollar to sustainable energy and environmental groups, since it feels like blood money against my values. Since Tuesday we've been discussing regular contributions to groups on/similar to your list. (also SPLC)
- gescim@whatanerdwouldwear I agree with you for the most part, and particularly for groups like Sierra Club that have become more lobbyist-based. But while legislation might limit abortions at Planned Parenthood, donations can still support low cost STD screening, birth control, cancer screening, etc., which will be even more vital when ACA is cut. (I do think your advice is apt, and I will be doing more research into conservative groups, especially conservation-aimed ones! Thank you!)
- emilyfettingYou guys are inspiring. LOVE THIS!
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