With an impending Trump presidency, we are looking at four years of an administration that seems likely to threaten the health, safety, and security of women, the LGBTQ community, people of color, and immigrants, as well as the long-term health of our planet.
So where do we go from here? Expect the worst and mobilize to fight back. Here's how you can donate your time and money in the Seattle area and beyond to help people and causes who will be most affected by Trump.
For civil rights and social justice:
• American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Washington works to defend civil liberties and civil rights.
• Human Rights Campaign (HRC) in Seattle fighting for equality for LGBTQ Americans.
• Seattle and King County NAACP for equality of rights for all persons and to eliminate race based discrimination.
• King County Civil Rights Commission for raising awareness on civil rights issues in King County.
• Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Seattle is a civil liberties group that defends and empowers American Muslims.
• Muslim Advocates works for freedom and justice for Americans of all faiths, helps strengthen Muslim charities, and works to counter hate.
• Black Lives Matter Seattle for fighting anti-Black racism and affirming Black lives.
• Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Pacific Northwest fights anti-Semitism and bigotry, tracks and identifies extremists, and lobbies for civil rights and religious freedom.
• Center for Open Policing promotes police accountability and promoting public access to police records in Seattle and Washington state.
• Standing Rock Against DAPL works to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline from going through the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s ancestral homeland, threatening the tribe’s water and sacred places.
• Southern Poverty Law Center monitors hate groups and advocates in seeking justice and teaching tolerance.
For survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence:
• Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) runs the National Sexual Assault Hotline and works with local sexual assault service providers.
• Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services (ADWAS) is one of the local partners of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), and is located in East Seattle.
• Faith Trust Institute is another partner of NSVRC, and is located in Seattle.
• King County Sexual Assault Resource Center provides crisis response, legal advocacy, therapy, and family services for victims of sexual assault.
• Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence works with member programs and allies to end domestic violence through advocacy and action for social change.
• Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs works to eliminate sexual violence through information, training, and resources.
For the LGBTQ community:
• Gay City is Seattle's LGBTQ center, and provides resources on health and community.
• Equal Rights Washington is a LGBTQ advocacy and community outreach group.
• Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLADD) is about awareness and acceptance of LGBTQ people through portrayal in the media.
• Gender Justice League for trans rights and activism.
For ending police violence:
• Campaign Zero for ending deaths caused by police.
• Injustice Boycott to pressure the government to take action on police violence.
For supporting food banks:
• Northwest Harvest is Washington's statewide food bank, and has a warehouse in Kent.
• Pike Market Food Bank serves the Pike Place Market and downtown
• Rainier Valley Food Bank provides healthy food for the Rainier Valley area.
• U District Food Bank provides food, toiletries, and baby food.
• West Seattle Food Bank provides food security and community connections to people in need in the West Seattle area.
For supporting those experiencing homelessness:
• YouthCare, which helps support homeless youth.
• The Coalition on Homelessness works to advance solutions and works for legislation to help combat homelessness.
• Downtown for Emergency Service Center provides services, treatment, and housing for the homeless.
• United Way of King County which helps provide services, works with outreach workers, and connect homeless to jobs.
• Urban Rest Stop provides laundry, restrooms, and laundry facilities for people experiencing homelessness at no cost to them.
• Wellspring Family Services serves low-income and vulnerable individuals through social and mental health service, including addressing family homelessness.
For the fight against climate change:
• Earthshare Washington is an organization that connects you with worthwhile environmental and conservation organizations.
• Seattle Audubon Society protects birds and their habitats through conservation activities and educational programs.
• Center for Environmental Law and Policy works to protect water in Washington state.
• Climate Solutions specializes in presenting solutions to global warming and pushes for action.
Protect reproductive rights:
• National Network of Abortion Fundsworks to remove barriers to abortion access. Member organizations provide financial aid, transportation, translation, and other services. Donations to the Dr. Willie Parker Fund go directly toward paying for abortions in Mississippi and Alabama.
• The CAIR Project provides referrals, counseling, and financial help to women seeking abortions in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska.
• Planned Parenthood is a health-care provider and advocate for reproductive health care, sex education, and information.
You can donate here, or to Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest here.
• NARAL Pro-Choice Americanis an advocacy group that aims to support pro-choice policies and candidates at state and local levels.
Help people that face hate crimes and possible deportation:
• OneAmerica, an organization formed after 9/11 to respond to increased reports of hate crimes targeting Arabs, Muslims, and South Asians. Now the organization also plays a leading role in fighting for immigrant justice in eastern Washington.
• Casa Latina welcomes, defends, and empowers Latino immigrants through employment, education, and community organizing.
• El Centro de la Raza, a local social justice powerhouse for Seattle's Latino community.
• International Refugee Assistance Project provides legal aid for refugees and other displaced persons. They have a local chapter at Seattle University.
• Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, a legal services group that helps immigrants in Washington State. According to NWIRP's mission statement: "Without appropriate legal assistance, the men, women and children served by NWIRP may be less likely to obtain legal immigration status, and more likely to be returned to a country where they face ill treatment, torture, or even death."
• 21 Progress, a local social justice organization dedicated to cultivating youth leadership from immigrant communities.
Stay up to date on organized anti-Trump efforts in the community with our resistance and solidarity calendar.
We will be keeping this post updated. If there's a Seattle organization you think belongs on this list, let us know in the comments.