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1. Yes, I'll accompany my neighbor is a great initiative in NYC, if anyone would like to participate! This is a small, simple thing that you can do to help keep Muslims, POC, LGBTQ, etc. safe, and I would also suggest looking out for and/or creating similar commute-company or rideshare initiatives local to you. It doesn't have to be limited to the US either- given the post-Brexit spikes in hate crimes, perhaps there are already things like this in the UK?

2. I know a lawyer who was "a little salty" over donating to the ACLU, as they are well-funded, and they suggested a number of alternative legal organizations that I thought would be worth passing on. Most of these are national groups so local suggestions would be welcome; I don't mind being the list-keeper for this if you don't mind some delays (grad school and all!). ^^;

a miscellaneous but immigration-heavy list:
- CARA Pro Bono Project
- Nebraska Appleseed
- Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP)
- Immigrant Defense Project
- National Immigration Law Center
- National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild
- Central American Legal Assistance
- Make the Road New York
- National Domestic Workers Alliance
- Equal Justice Initiative
- Southern Center for Human Rights
- NAACP Legal Defense Fund
- Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
- Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF)
- Asian Americans Advancing Justice
- National Center for Access to Justice
- Immigrant Defenders Law Center
* Immigrant Justice Corps also has a list of host organizations.
- Southern Poverty Law Center
- Desis Rising Up and Moving
- National Day Laborer Organizing Network
- Mijente
- Sikh Coalition
- CUNY CLEAR (Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility)
- National Partnership for New Americans
- New York Immigration Coalition
- Detention Watch Network
- Families for Freedom
- Dream Defenders
- Black Alliance for Just Immigration
- South Asian Americans Leading Together
- United We Dream

They also suggested Arab American Association in NYC, but other organizations supporting Muslim communities would be welcome, so feel free to jump in and comment.

eta; some organizations supporting Muslim communities (thanks!):
- Muslims for Progressive Values
- Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity
- No One Left Behind
- Council on American-Islamic Relations
- Muslim Advocates
- MPower Change
- National Network of Arab American Communities

eta 2; more resources from another friend!
3. Fighting climate change:
- Sierra Club
- Union of Concerned Scientists
- Nature Conservancy
- NRDC
- 350.org

4. Gun control:
- Brady Campaign
- Everytown for Gun Safety

5. Investigative journalism, 1st Amendment Rights:
- Pro Publica
- Mother Jones
- First Amendment Coalition

6. Reproductive rights:
- Planned Parenthood Action
- Center for Reproductive Rights
- National Network of Abortion Funds

last updated: 1/28/17

Date: 2016-11-12 12:34 am (UTC)
secretsolitaire: Flowers dripping with rain (Default)
From: [personal profile] secretsolitaire
Nice, thanks for this. I donated to the ACLU last night as well as three other orgs, two of which you've got listed (National Immigrant Law Center and Planned Parenthood). I also donated to these guys: Southern Poverty Law Center.

Date: 2016-11-12 02:31 am (UTC)
tielan: Wonder Woman (Default)
From: [personal profile] tielan
That NYC initiative looks awesome. Sydney did a similar thing in the wake of a shooting in Sydney back 2 years ago: #illridewithyou was the hashtag on Twitter.

Date: 2016-11-12 06:01 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bridgetmkennitt
Thank you for the links! I donated to the local chapter of ACLU, but more groups, the better.

Date: 2016-11-12 06:20 am (UTC)
theladyscribe: Etta Place and Butch Cassidy laughing. (Default)
From: [personal profile] theladyscribe
Here via [personal profile] tielan.

Organizations that support Muslim communities:

Muslims for Progressive Values: advocates for a progressive understanding of Islam and Islamic practice; http://www.mpvusa.org

Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity: supports LGBTQ Muslims; http://www.muslimalliance.org

No One Left Behind: aids Afghan and Iraqi translators and their families who have immigrated to the US as refugees, has several chapters across the country; http://nooneleft.org (I have IRL friends who work for this organization)

Date: 2016-11-12 03:38 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] colorblue
Thanks for this; just what I was looking for.

And thanks, [personal profile] glass_icarus, for your list; did not even realize that might be an issue.

Date: 2016-11-12 05:44 pm (UTC)
theladyscribe: Etta Place and Butch Cassidy laughing. (Default)
From: [personal profile] theladyscribe
There is also Re:Coded, another organization in which IRL friends of mine work. They teach refugees coding and other tech and entrepreneurial skills. I didn't include it in the above comment because they have a more global focus and are currently based in Iraq.

Date: 2016-11-13 02:23 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] puckling
♥ for putting this together

Date: 2016-11-18 02:16 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tassosss
This is a wonderful list. Do you mind if I link to this on [community profile] thisfinecrew?

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