7 Organizations to Support in the Wake of the Women's March
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Those who marched this past Saturday can speak to the immensely gratifying act of physically doing something to further a cause close to your heart. But how can we channel that momentum into change extending beyond January 21? To keep impassioned voices from fading behind a computer screen, Women's March on Washington organizers have already launched a new initiative: 10 Actions, 100 Days.
"Thank you to the millions of people around the world who, on January 21, came together by the millions to raise our voices," reads a statement on their website. "But our march forward does not end here. Now is the time to get our friends, family, and community together and make history." The first item on the agenda: Encouraging all interested parties to write a letter to their local Senators voicing their thoughts and concerns—they're even offering free postcards for the first 100 people via the Ink Cards app. While the second action has yet to be released, you can sign up for notifications so you don't miss a beat.
For those of you wishing to take action outside of the 10 Days, 100 Actions campaign, consider getting involved with the following organizations:
To stand up for reproductive rights: Consider donating to Planned Parenthood, our nation's leading sexual health care provider for both men and women.
To defend the civil liberties of all Americans: Join forces with the American Civil Liberties Union at this crucial time.
To help women land more leadership roles: Consider joining forces with the nonprofit incubator She Should Run.
To support the LGBTQ community: Take action with Lambda Legal, a legal organization that fights for LGBTQ rights.
To further these causes in the media: Get involved with ProPublica, a nonprofit group dedicated to investigative journalism in the public interest.
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