As Americans keep trying to wrap their heads around the shocking reality that Donald Trump will soon take office, it’s important to remember that there’s still a bounty of positive ways to fight what a Trump presidency might soon represent. Before moving to Canada, consider donating to these five women’s organizations because they’ll need outside support now more than ever before. Hours after the election results came in, many of these websites crashed from a surge of donations and volunteer signups because many of these nonprofits are greatly at risk of losing funding as Trump and Republicans will soon run the show.
The idea of what the United States might be like after Jan. 20 could be a disturbing and unsettling reality for a good portion of Americans. For example, the now president-elect has vowed to defund essential women’s organizations, such as Planned Parenthood, and would punish women who seek abortions, banning the procedure altogether. The 70-year-old real estate mogul also plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which is one of President Barack Obama's legacies that guarantees women free access to birth control.
So before Trump moves into the Oval Office, think about donating to these five women’s organizations because it's just one small way to help fight the good fight for women's rights and success.
This 100-year-old organization, which celebrated its anniversary back in October, gives all women access to proper reproductive healthcare and provides women with opportunities to enhance their education about their rights and health decisions.
Donate to Planned Parenthood online, over the phone, or by mail.
The NCADV, which was founded in 1978, aims to stop domestic violence and create a culture where it's tolerated, holding the abusers accountable and empowering the survivors.
Donate money to the NCADV over the phone and online, or even donate your unwanted cell phones.
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) has been around since 1994, preventing rape and sexual assault by operating the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800-656-HOPE). The organization also helps victims bring their abusers to justice.
Make a donation to RAINN online or over the phone.
The National Organization for Women (NOW) fights for abortion rights, greater access to reproductive health care and economic equality as well as combats against racism and in bigotry in the LGBTQ community and works to end violence against women. Overall, the organization aims to help get women involved in their rights.
As the website is currently down due to high traffic, check back soon to make a donation to NOW online or over the phone.
She Should Run aims to create a culture that inspires women and girls to aspire towards public leadership, something this country desperately needs right now.
In the aftermath of the presidential election, this organization is definitely deserving now more than ever if only to keep young women inspired and motivated to keep following their dreams.
These five organizations is a very small sample of the nonprofits out there that aim to help women and fight for their rights. If you're not sure which one to make a donation to just yet, try to find a cause close to your heart and make the decision from there because all of these organizations are deserving of your support.