100Days/100Dollars Offers Another Easy Way to Act!
DAY 24 ACTION: Learn about the terrific organizations that 100Days/100Dollars is supporting – and consider joining!
Many of us are trying to figure out what we can do, to channel our fears and anxieties about the Trump Administration in positive ways. With so many people and policies under threat, it can be overwhelming. That’s why we started The Majority’s First 100 Days, to offer a bit of context, discuss the workings of government, and suggest simple ways to engage on issues that we care about and want to defend.
Along the way, we’ve stumbled across a number of other amazing projects, including 100Days/100Dollars. This group aims to mobilize 1,000 people to give $1 a day for the first 100 days of this Administration. They’ve decided “[w]e need to invest time, energy, and resources into making real change—voting isn’t enough.”
100Days/100Dollars will divide the dollars they raise evenly between 3 civil liberties organizations:
- The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The ACLU brought the first challenge to the Muslim ban and freeze on refugee entry, Darweesh v. Trump. The ACLU also challenged North Carolina’s voter suppression law, found unconstitutional in 2016. The ACLU has been a defender of civil liberties since the 1920s, participating in such key legal battles as the Scopes ‘monkey’ trial and Brown v. Board of Education.
- The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has fought hate, intolerance, and discrimination since 1971. Based in Montgomery, Alabama, SPLC monitors white supremacist groups, runs tolerance workshops, and challenges unjust policies. Recently the SPLC has been suing over the growth of debtors’ prisons where people are detained for failing to pay court fees.
- The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) is a large Latino civil rights organization founded in 1968. MALDEF has won several important lawsuits, including a Supreme Court case ruling that public school systems cannot charge children of undocumented immigrants.
Today’s Action: Consider joining 100Days/100Dollars and help them reach their fundraising goal of $100,000!