It’s still hard for me to keep up with everything, but one thing I will say after last night’s speech and the media’s bizarre takes on it: Please do not believe that Trump’s ability to give one speech in which he sounded vaguely coherent for most of it means he’s somehow turned a corner on his presidency. His policy positions are still immature and nonsensical in the best case, and still literally evil in the worst.
Last week: The Trevor Project
Thanks to Elizabeth B., Andrea F., James S., Elisheba J., Wing M., and Maria E., last week we raised a total of $230 for The Trevor Project! Thank you, everyone.
Also, congratulations to Elizabeth B, winner of February’s art giveaway! I’ll be in touch shortly to discuss details. (And my apologies to Christine H., as I haven’t finished her art for January yet. I hope to have that out to you soon…)
This week: Lambda Legal
Continuing in the same vein of standing up for LGBTQ rights, this week’s charity is Lambda Legal:
Founded in 1973, Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, we do not charge our clients for legal representation or advocacy, and we receive no government funding. We depend on contributions from supporters around the country.
Donate to Lambda Legal and forward your donation receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org, or donate through the Facebook post, and we’ll match the first $100 in donations. Plus, each donor will be entered into March’s art giveaway!
Call to Action
It’s been a while since I’ve mentioned the “We’re His Problem Now” spreadsheet. Now they’ve built it out into a new website, thesixtyfive.org – standing for the 65 million Americans who voted against Trump. This week, they’re asking Americans to call their representatives and senators to investigate Russian interference in the presidential election. They also have an Issues List with several scripts for different issues that you might want to call your congresspeople about. We know from multiple sources that public pressure on members of Congress is working – keep it up!