Happy holidays, social justice warriors. We did it. We took back the House. We flipped many districts. Many of us felt hope for the first time in two years. But it’s no time to rest on laurels. There is still work to be done. Kids are still in cages, the environment is still under attack, and we now have two sexual predators on the Supreme Court.
As with the past two years, I want to take some time to highlight the are folks out there doing the heavy-lifting for us, working thanklessly every day keeping our civil liberties intact and fighting for the rights of the marginalized. They’re building our future. And that gives me the most hope.
Over the next 24 days, I’m hoping to loop back with several of the organizations I connected with in the last couple of years, sharing their wins and their challenges with you and the world. For some states, I’ve chosen new organizations, hoping to foster more of a dialog of what’s happening on the ground in those places. I’m planning to make a small monetary contribution each day as well, and would love for you to join me.
Advent is traditionally a time of preparation and waiting. I began this project in 2016 when instead of preparing for Christmas joy, I prepared to support critical organizations in advocating for marginalized populations in areas where their basic needs and civil rights are threatened daily.
Gutted by the attacks on civil liberties, racial justice, women’s rights, and LGBT rights condoned by the 2016 Election, I began this project. My goal is to support organizations doing the hard work in Red States to make sure all Americans stay protected.