Like much of America, I woke up yesterday morning somewhat hung over, very tired and totally overwhelmed with dread about the fact that Donald Trump had been elected US president.
Then I got text from my mom that inspired me: “Dad is online making donations to some of the groups that are going to be hurt by this. He went to bed angry but is thinking ahead whereas I can barely cope.”
That’s so my dad… Retired cop. US Navy Veteran. Environmentalist. And ever the pragmatist.
My dad decided to proactively work to counter Trump’s anti-environment promises by donating to the Sierra Club, the Ocean Conservatory, Green Peace and the Union Of Concerned Scientists. My mom donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center. The rest of us can help too.
Here’s a quick list of some of the groups in Ohio that will be actively working against Trump’s backwards and divisive agenda. Please send us suggestions for other organizations and we will update the list.
Women Have Options – WHO provides financial assistance to help patients afford contraception, emergency contraception, and abortion services throughout Ohio.
NARAL Ohio – NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio works to guarantee every woman the right to choose reproductive options, including family planning, sexuality education, and safe, legal abortion.
Planed Parenthood – Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio provides essential reproductive health care services to women and men through their 20 health center locations in communities throughout North, East, and Central Ohio.
Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence – OAESV advocates for comprehensive responses and rape crisis services for survivors and empowers communities to prevent sexual violence.
Equality Ohio – Equality Ohio advocates and educates to achieve fair treatment and equal opportunity for all Ohioans regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
ACLU Ohio – Through education, litigation, and lobbying the ACLU seeks to preserve civil liberties for each new generation
Sierra Club Ohio – The Sierra Club works to protect communities, wild places, and the planet itself. The Ohio Chapter advocates for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and public transit.
Ohio Environmental Council – Through legislative initiatives, legal action, scientific principles, and statewide partnerships, the Oio Environmental Council secures a healthier environment for Ohio’s families and communities.
Public Education Partners – Public Education Partners is a statewide coalition that advocate for high quality public education.
And, of course…. Plunderbund !