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Tahara's Fund 2017


Part of my path to activism in a post-Trump world. Suggestions welcome!

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American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc.

First amendment rights powerhouse. This comes with pros and cons, among which include support for the KKK's right to free speech (even if I support their right to speech, not sure if I want my money going to their defense) and partial support for Citizen's United
( In a post-Trump world, however, I think the good they can do outweighs this potential "cost".

NAACP Legal Defense & Educ Fund Inc

Probably the model organization for legal advocacy in the country. If anyone is going to protect minority voting and other rights, it will be them (check out their extensive case list: They're getting a large chunk of my charitable contributions.

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

One of the charities featured in Last Week Tonight:

National Womens Law Center

Umbrella women's advocacy organization that promotes, among other initiatives, equal pay in the work place, enforcing fairness in classrooms ( and women's health.

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Inc.

Supports journalism and community building through grants. I see them primarily as a resource for identifying good candidates for my money to support the free and independent press

Asian Pacific Environmental Network

Local political engagement (Richmond, Oakland) to support disadvantaged and low income immigrants or ppl of asian heritage. They have two main prongs of social and economic justice (e.g. opposition to Prop 13) and support for climate change action (opposing AB 398, import of tar sands, etc).

Particularly focused on the Chinese community in the bay area, as well as some Laotians who live near a Chevron plant. They also do a lot of voter registration and engagement.

Constitutional Accountability Center

Defends a progressive reading of the Constitution via research and amicus briefs to key lawsuits. Some of their main focus areas are in fighting back against corporate personhood, defending environmental regulations and citizenship rights

Food & Water Watch

Focuses on food and water safety, but they also are at the forefrontof the anti-fracking movement and recently (2017) started a campaign to push for 100% renewables by 2035 (see also: Off Fossil Fuels Act by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard). Does not take corporate or government funding -- they explicitly call out the Waltons and ALEC, etc here. One of their main themes is fighting corporate control of food (e.g. factory farming and monocultures) and water supply (e.g. Nestle) by supporting activism and litigation against various attempts at privatization or regulatory rollback.

They are my environmental charity of choice.

Rainforest Action Network

Rainforest Action Network preserves forests, protects the climate, and upholds human rights by challenging corporate power and systemic injustice through frontline partnerships and strategic campaigns.RAN works toward a world where the rights and dignity of all communities are respected and where healthy forests, a stable climate, and wild biodiversity are protected and celebrated.

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