Giving Tuesday: Send Money

Sending postcards to encourage women to vote.

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Most years my charitable contributions have been focused on arts organizations and the educational institutions that either I or my children attend(ed). This year I gave heavily to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, and following her defeat I set up monthly donations to Planned Parenthood and have been sending bits of money here and there to other causes, including Emily’s List, and also to established print and online news sources.

We are embarking upon a new era; one that demands informed outspokenness, solid actions, and a plethora of funds. In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, please consider contributing to a cause that is important to you and that can help solidify both our democracy and our planet . There are so many; here are nine. Feel free to leave your favorites in the comments section.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Nonpartisan, non-profit organization defending and preserving the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country .

Anti-Defamation League New England
Fights anti-Semitism and all bigotry, defends democratic ideals, and protects civil rights for all.

Emily’s List
Helps to elect pro-choice Democratic women to office.

Everytown for Gun Safety
Fighting for common-sense reforms to reduce gun violence.

Planned Parenthood
Provides reproductive health services including birth control and abortion.

Project Vote
A national, nonpartisan, nonprofit believing in an organized, diverse electorate, works toward Voter Participation, Election Administration, and Government Agency Voter Registration.

Independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest.

Southern Poverty Law Center
Combats hate, intolerance and discrimination through education and litigation.

Sierra Club
Preserving clean air, safe drinking water, wildlife.