It’s a fitting end, I suppose, to this most terrible of years. Popular vote-loser Donald Trump woke up bright and early this morning, and decided to send off 2016 with a petulant, gloating tweet:
So what can you do when faced with this astounding level of childishness from the man who will be living in the White House in less than a month — assuming he bothers to move there from Trump tower?
How about Hate Donating to a group fighting Trump’s agenda and/or working to help those who will be hurt the most by Trump?
There’s a site called Rage Donate that pairs obnoxious statements by Trump with donate buttons that you can use to send ten bucks to a relevant charity. It’s a great idea, but the choices for charities are limited and honestly I haven’t heard of most of them.
If you’re looking for better-known groups to hate-donate ten bucks (or more) to, here are a few possibilities, with links to their “donate” pages:
Planned Parenthood, which faces the possibility of defunding under Trump.
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which opposes the Islamophobia at the heart of Trump’s agenda.
Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which tracks groups and individuals peddling hate, including some of the same people I write about pretty regularly here.
Lambda Legal, which fights for the legal rights of LGBT people.
There are of course many, many other worthy groups. See the handy lists here and here for more ideas. If you want to make sure a charity you’re considering donating to is legit, Charity Navigator can get you sorted.
You might also want to consider donating to independent media outlets that write critically — which is to say honestly — about Trump and his cronies. Consider subscribing to publications/websites/podcasts that you rely on for news and analysis, or just throw some money their way. Trust me, they can use it. (And yes, that includes We Hunted the Mammoth.)
This has been a truly awful year, at least for the decent people of the world. Supporting any of these groups will help them fight for all of us in what will almost certainly be a really challenging year ahead.