The majority of Coloradans didn’t elect Donald Trump, so when he won the White House, many were likely left feeling dejected and wondering what comes next. Given the massive Denver protest in the days following the election, it’s clear that many Coloradans are looking for ways to take action.
ProgressNow Colorado, a left-leading advocacy organization, responded with an issue-based list of organizations that those who didn’t cast their votes for Trump might want to support, either by donating or volunteering.
Those who support access to abortion were likely disappointed by Trump’s statements following the election in which he expressed his wish to elect pro-life Supreme Court Justices who’d be expected to overturn Roe v. Wade. They should consider supporting NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado. It has an information session coming up to discuss plans for the upcoming year and how to get involved on November 29th. If you’d like to attend, follow this link to RSVP and receive the location.
Access to birth control could also be weakened if Trump fulfills his promise to replace the Affordable Care Act. If this troubles you, sign up for action alerts from Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado, which advocates for access to a full range of reproductive health services.
For those who disagree with Trump’s stance on immigration, there’s the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition. It seeks to make the state more immigrant-friendly by advocating for legislation like the immigrant drivers license program and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
With a future president who has denied climate change and a Republican Congress, environmentally-friendly Coloradans are likely concerned about what the future holds. Conservation Colorado, which seeks to hold lawmakers accountable for protecting the state’s environment, offers multiple ways to get involved, including writing legislators and donating.
One Colorado advocates for the rights of LGBTQ Coloradans and their families, and offers opportunities for volunteering. Following reports of a spike in hate crimes, including an incident in Denver in which a transgender woman’s car was vandalized, the organization released information regarding what to do if you’re a vicitim.
If you’re concerned that recent events have emboldened white supremacists, there are multiple groups you can get involved with to help push for racial equality, including Black Lives Matter 5280 and the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado.
On inauguration day, thousands of women are planning to march on the state capitol in Denver to rally for women’s rights, express solidarity with marginalized groups, and connect with like-minded individuals and organizations.
The Colorado Young Democrats are hosting an open forum (called Building Dumbledore’s Army, which should come as a delight to Harry Potter fans) to discuss how the party might better serve its young constituents. It will take place on Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. at Jake’s Sports and Spirits.