Texans, there’s no way around it — for the next four years, we’re going to have to fight like hell, even more than we’ve been fighting already.
For those of us who have time or money available to give, one thing we can do is look out for the Texans who will be most vulnerable in a Trump administration. It’s vital now to support our local organizations who will be on the front lines of protecting Texans. Trump has already shown that he’s coming for the most vulnerable among us first, and an important way to resist is by stepping up to protect them.
For those who want to take action, here’s a list of Texas-based organizations who will need your support in the coming months, with links to donate. (If there are any we’ve missed, let us know in the comments and we’ll add them.)
If you’re donating, consider making a recurring donation — not only does this ensure a steady stream of funding for the organization, it helps minimize administrative overhead for processing donations.
We’re all in this together, and now more than ever, we must stand up for our fellow Texans.
- Texas Civil Rights Project, which provides legal advocacy around voting rights and other forms of discrimination.
- Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Texas, the Texas chapter of the national Muslim civil liberties organization.
- The Texas Organizing Project, fighting for the social and economic empowerment of Texans.
- The Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation, empowering women and the Muslim community in North Texas.
- The Lilith Fund, which helps fund safe and legal abortions for Texas women who could not otherwise afford them.
- Jane’s Due Process, providing legal representation for pregnant minors in Texas.
- Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, serving Houston and eastern Texas.
- Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, serving north and central Texas.
- Planned Parenthood South Texas, serving San Antonio and south Texas.
- NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, fighting for Texans’ access to reproductive healthcare .
- RAICES, providing free and low-cost legal advocacy for immigrants and refugees in South and Central Texas. (Learn how to volunteer here.)
- The South Texas Human Rights Center, promoting human rights for migrants on the Texas/Mexico border.
- The North Texas Dream Team providing legal aid and services to DREAMers in the DFW area.
- The Latino Center for Leadership Development, which works to build a pipeline of leaders and ideas to improve the Latino community. (Learn how to volunteer here.)
- Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center, which provides legal advocacy for immigrants in the El Paso area.
- The CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project, providing pro bono legal representation for detained families in South Texas, based in Dilley, TX.
- Equality Texas, which lobbies the Texas Legislature on LGBT issues.
- The OutTexas Foundation, which provides scholarships for LGBT Texas students.(Learn how to volunteer here.)
- Out Youth, supporting Central Texas LGBTQ+ youth. (Learn how to volunteer here.)
- Hatch Youth, supporting Houston-area LGBTQ+ youth. (Learn how to volunteer here.)
- The Texas Campaign for the Environment, fighting for the environment and against polluters’ influence on policy.
- The Texas League of Conservation Voters, supporting pro-environment state legislative candidates and lobbying current legislators to protect the environment.
- The Texas Conservation Alliance, which organizes to protect Texas wildlife.
- The Citizens’ Environmental Coalition, fostering dialogue, education, and collaboration on environmental issues in the Houston/Gulf Coast region.
- Refugee Services of Texas, providing services to help refugees settle in Texas (you can also learn how to volunteer here.
- Alliance for Multicultural Community Services, providing services to refugees in the Houston area.
- The Multicultural Refugee Coalition, providing training and education to help refugees in the Austin area.
Local News and Information
- The Center for Public Policy Priorities, providing independent, fact-based analysis to inform policies that help all Texans.
- KUT Austin, Austin’s NPR affiliate.
- KERA, DFW’s NPR affiliate.
- KTEP, El Paso’s NPR affiliate.
- Houston Public Media, Houston’s public radio affiliate.
- Texas Public Radio, public radio for south and south central Texas.