This is a devastating time for many people, particularly our allies in the many communities disparaged and demonized by Donald Trump and Mike Pence. Those of us in the reproductive rights movement are still struggling to navigate this new reality as we move through the stages of grief. But we must turn our anger into action.
What can you do?
1. Donate — No gift is too small. The National Institute for Reproductive Health works in partnership with reproductive rights and justice organizations to effect policy change at the local and state level. The National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund conducts political and advocacy work in support of reproductive rights. Give to one — or both.
2. Declare your support for women and abortion providers. These heroes are on the front lines every day and were already vulnerable before the election results. Sending a letter of appreciation goes a very long way. Follow us on Facebook (National Institute and Action Fund) and Twitter (National Institute and Action Fund), and use your own social media to broadcast your solidarity with women who have abortions and their providers.
3. Sign up for our action alerts. Stay up to date on how to take action—together we can keep moving forward.
4. Engage in local and state politics. Not only is your voice louder at these levels, but it’s possible to pass pro-active policies that differ from the national level.
Although the next few months and years will be challenging, with your help, together we will fight back against the discrimination that stifles progress across the country.