November 27th, 2016
Contributing writer for Wake Up World
After one of the most shocking presidential elections in recent memory, Americans are taking action. Protests and polarization aside, many among us have deeply considered what truly makes a country great — and are moving forward in positive directions. Within hours of the election results, organizations around the nation were reporting a surge of support, including nonprofits that fight for the environment and human rights, as well as those who help protect the disenfranchised and vulnerable in our society.
But it isn’t just the reality of politics that has sparked people into action. Communities across the U.S. have long been making positive strides towards creating not only a greater nation, but a kinder one too. With all the doom and gloom in the world today, stories of transformative change often go unheard. Until now.
Within hours of the election results, the website for National Organization for Women crashed because it couldn’t handle all the traffic. The American Civil Liberties Union site also went down due to overwhelming interest. Nonprofits like the Sierra Club and the Coalition for Human Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles had a flood of donations as well. And many more causes in “Trump’s Line of Fire” are seeing unprecedented giving by the American people. Not-for-profit Yes! Magazine offers a glimpse into the other side of America that is many times overshadowed by negative news.
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