Turning Despair Into Action

Carlos with Jennifer Coco, senior staff attorney, SPLC Louisiana

UMass Amherst faculty, staff, and retirees who are feeling despair or dismay as a result of the 2016 election can put their feelings into action by donating to nonprofit organizations dedicated to fighting for justice and helping those in need. Here are some of the nonprofits that people have already donated to through UMACC:

The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality. (splcenter.org) (Photo above: Carlos with Jennifer Coco, senior staff attorney, SPLC Louisiana)

Planned Parenthood believes that in the revolutionary idea that women should have the information and care they need to live strong, healthy lives and fulfill their dreams — no ceilings, no limits. (plannedparenthood.org)

American Civil Liberties Union Foundation For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. (www.aclu.org)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County matches at-risk kids with caring adult mentors. (tinyurl.com/bbbshc

Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts advances social change philanthropy to create economic and social equality for women and girls in Western Massachusetts through strategic advocacy, grant making, and community collaboration. (womensfund.net)

Safe Passage is the Hampshire County organization building safety, justice, and hope for survivors of domestic violence. (www.safepass.org)


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