I worked the phones and entered data for several hours over at the Heart of LA for Hillary headquarters, and spent a day in Las Vegas registering voters. Since the election of Donald Trump people who worked hard and voted for Hillary need to find a way to quell their anger and find a way to direct their pent-up energy in a positive way. I know I do. Giving back is a great way to start.
The Heart of LA for Hillary group has assembled, below, a list of some of their favorite organizations that need our help in the coming years. They also sent out a second-round list, also below, in advance of Giving Tuesday (November 29 – TOMORROW!).
Here are the Heart of LA for Hillary lists.
EMILY’s List: Supporting pro-choice Democratic women running for Congress and governor.
Latino Victory Project: a movement that builds power in the Latino community so the voices and values of Latinos are reflected at every level of government and in the policies that drive our country forward.
Anti-Defamation League, Los Angeles Affiliate: fights against anti-Semitism and bigotry as one of the largest civil rights organizations in the country.
Lambda Legal: the nation’s oldest and largest legal organization working for the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV/AIDS.
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Los Angeles Affiliate: the country’s largest Muslim civil liberties organization.
Girls on the Run of Los Angeles: inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running.
L.A.’s Best: provides a safe and supervised after school education, enrichment and recreation program for children ages 5 to 12 in the City of Los Angeles.
Public Counsel: the largest pro bono law firm in the country, focusing on veterans’ advocacy, homelessness prevention, community development, immigrants’ rights, consumer law, children’s rights, and early care and education.
South Central Scholars: helping motivated, underserved students break the cycle of marginalization and achieve success in college, career and beyond.
Downtown Women’s Center: provides permanent supportive housing and a safe and healthy community fostering dignity, respect, and personal stability, and advocates ending homelessness for women.
Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles: provides convenient and affordable access to a comprehensive range of quality reproductive health care and sexual health information, through patient services, education and advocacy.
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA): focuses on achieving human, civil, and labor rights for immigrants.
Heal the Bay: An environmental nonprofit organization dedicated to making the coastal waters and watersheds of Greater Los Angeles safe, healthy and clean.
Next Gen Climate: Another Environmental nonprofit that acts politically to prevent climate disaster and promote prosperity for every American in a clean environment.
Here is the second round of organizations that can benefit from our support, locally and nationally, on Giving Tuesday and every day. Thanks to all of you who provided the Heart of LA for Hillary with these great suggestions.
NARAL: works to protect and expand reproductive freedom.
Japanese American National Museum: in Downtown LA, educates children and adults about the internment camps.
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network): the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.
Say Word: empowers, enlightens, and activates young people through writing and performance to improve literacy, and cultivate social change and healing.
ProPublica: an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest.
MALDEF: the nation’s leading Latino legal civil rights organization, promotes social change through advocacy, communications, community education, and litigation in the areas of education, employment, immigrant rights, and political access.
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank: sources, acquires and distributes food throughout Los Angeles County through partnering agencies and programs.
The Children’s Defense Fund-California (CDF-CA) is the state office of the Children’s Defense Fund, a national child advocacy organization to ensure a level playing field for all children.
PEN America: stands at the intersection of literature and human rights to protect open expression in the United States and worldwide.
NAACP Legal Defense Fund: fights for racial justice through litigation, advocacy, and public education.
Trevor Project: the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
The Southern Poverty Law Center: dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society.
The Alliance for Children’s Rights: protects the rights of impoverished, abused and neglected children and youth.
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles: provides civil legal aid to poor and low-income people in Los Angeles County.
Finally, if you are so inspired, you can send your personal message of support and gratitude to Hillary Clinton:
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Post Office Box 5256
New York, NY 10185-5256
Thank you again, from the bottom of our hearts.
Thank you Heart of LA for Hillary for providing these lists and for providing me an avenue to work for Hillary. Your enthusiasm and hard work were very inspiring.
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