Every year, I highlight a dozen (or more) charities during the first 12 days of December, both here and on Twitter. I usually choose a range of different organizations to feature, but as a result of the events of the past month, my list of charities for 2016 is a bit different.
This time, I’ve deliberately focused on organizations in the United States (though some are also international) that are working for social justice and civil rights, as well as those supporting marginalized groups. If anyone’s going to need the help the next few years, it’s going to be them.
With that in mind, I’ve already made my donations to each group. It might not be much, but every bit helps. I haven’t gone into my usual detail on each group, but there are links so you can check them out and donate as you’re able.
Day 1: The American Civil Liberties Union
Day 2: The Southern Poverty Law Center
Day 3: Trans Lifeline
Day 4: Bills of Rights Defense Committee & Defending Dissent Foundation
Day 5: National Immigration Law Center
Day 6: The Center for Media Justice
Day 7: League of Women Voters and Rock the Vote
Day 8: Transgender Law Center
Day 9: Electronic Frontier Foundation and Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)
Day 10: Lambda Legal
Day 11: Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP)
Day 12: Brennan Center for Justice