What Now? Resources for Survival and Organizing


Resources for Survival and Organizing

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We are reeling. The world is reeling. This election result is terrifying for all of us who are immigrants, people of color, Muslims, queers, women, trans* people, people with disabilities, and all those who love us.

First of all, we want you to know that we see you, we hear you. You are loved. You are valued. Your life matters. The work you do in the world matters. And we will not stop fighting.

For those of us who are white and those of us who benefit from misogyny: This is on us. White supremacy and misogyny were the basis for this election result and infuse every aspect of life in this country. It is on us to organize against this, it is on us to end this. It is not on people of color to do this work; they have been doing it forever.

For anyone who needs them:

  • The trans lifeline: (877) 565-8860
  • The crisis text line: text 741741 from anywhere in the USA
  • The national suicide hotline: 1-800-273-8255

For those with the means: Here are a few concrete campaigns and actions you can support:

Rebecca Solnit’s book Light in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities is also available for FREE from Haymarket Books until Nov. 16.

And for all of us who are scared for our communities and ourselves: we need to hold each other close and love each other fiercely the way we long have. And we will keep organizing. We won’t stop working for a different world, for a world not run by racism, white supremacy, homophobia, transphobia, colonialism, misogyny, Islamophobia, ableism, anti-Semitism, and capitalism. We who created these movements for racial justice, anticolonial self-determination, and gender and sexual justice know that other worlds are possible. We’ve built them before. We’ll keep building them. Every day, in every way we can.

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    Ideas on Fire. November 15, 2016