It’s become increasingly important to me to do more than vote and pray. It takes more than that to make a difference in our society.
The causes I support are:
- Universal healthcare
- Women’s rights
- Environmental protection
- Racial justice
- Free speech and journalism
I’m no millionaire, but even small contributions at the grassroots level (my level) make a difference. First, making small contributions to organizations that are working in these causes is a way to add your name to the list of supporters on an organizations financial records. Second, giving something is always better than nothing. Third, giving gets me more invested in the efforts and achievements of these organizations as they fight for causes I believe in.
In order to throw my weight behind these causes, these are the organizations I actively support:
- St. Augustine Episcopal Church
- Our Revolution
- Planned Parenthood
- Center for Reproductive Rights
- Natural Resources Defense Council
- International Refugee Assistance Project
- NAACP Legal Defense Fund
- The Trevor Project
- Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund
- Pro Publica
If we all throw our weight behind organizations that are already working to improve the world, we can all be part of building a better world. As a Christian, I express this concept as the Kingdom of God, a way of pursuing love and justice rooted in the example and teachings of Jesus, a man of divine character who came from an inconsequential town called Nazareth. His work in healing the sick, feeding the hungry, forgiving sinners, dining with outcasts, and criticizing the powerful got him killed, but the story of the Resurrection illustrates that all the evil and violence humanity can commit cannot stop the power of God to empower us in building a better world.