ARCHIVED LIST – I originally wrote this post after the election of Donald Trump to the US Presidency. I added to it in August, 2017 after the neo-Nazi marches in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Want to help fight against the racism, sexism, bigotry, and human rights infuriations that continue to infest America, but feeling small? Even the smallest donation can help large organizations combat human oppression. If you can, consider a small monthly donation.
There are a wide variety of organizations here. Hopefully one will speak to you. No, they won’t all fit neatly into one agenda, but you can choose one that might be right for you this month.
Combats hate, intolerance, and discrimination through education and litigation.
A bi-partisan coalition to advocate for American values regarding ending racism, human trafficking, inequality, torture, and human atrocities, while advancing immigration reform, refugee assistance, religious freedom, and consistent respect for human rights.
Works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. (No matter what you think of their current activities, they ensure that precedents are not set that can damage progress and peaceful protest in the future. -hp)
A coalition of more than 200 diverse national organizations working to promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States.
A civil rights organization working to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of minority group citizens of the United States.
A council of national African American women’s organizations that lead, develop, and advocate for women of African descent as they support their families and communities.
Works to secure the rights and benefits of Indians under treaties with the United States, to give the public a better understanding of the Indian people, and to promote the common welfare of American Indians and Alaska Natives.
National organization working for civil rights and anti-defamation of Islamic groups in the U.S.
A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity.
The mission of ADL is to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.
Works for civil rights and economic opportunities for Hispanic Americans and as a national umbrella organization for more than 300 formal affiliates in 41 states.
Works to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health, and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 700 LULAC councils nationwide.
Works to protect the rights of all segments of the Asian Pacific American community.
Works to advance the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States.
Works to advance the human and civil rights of Asian Americans through advocacy, public policy, public education, and litigation.
A cross-disability member organization dedicated to ensuring economic self-sufficiency and political empowerment for the more than 56 million Americans with disabilities.
Researches and advocates on a wide variety of issues related to aging especially health and long-term care, economic security, independent living, and consumer issues.
An organization of feminist activists in the United States working to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control, and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism, and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.
Promotes education and equity for all women and girls, lifelong education, and positive societal change.
The first national lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights and advocacy organization and a leading voice for freedom, justice, and equality.
The largest national lesbian and gay political organization working to ensure the basic equal rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
A network of lawyers, law students, legal workers, and community advocates working to defend and expand the rights of all immigrants in the United States, regardless of legal status.
Dedicated to protecting and promoting the rights of low income immigrants and their family members.
Feel free to add your favorite organizations to the comments. Thanks, –Heather Parish