Support the movement

How to Support the Movement Without Marching

Millions have gathered today to march in cities around the world to peacefully protest hate, and to support the rights many have fought so hard to gain but are now in jeopardy. While I may not be among the crowds in person, I’m with them in spirit and still feel empowered by this movement.

As a writer, I have the power to inspire through the written word, which is why I’ve chosen to join the movement here today. The goal is to reach an audience through this blog and my books. If I can make a difference in someone’s life because they can relate to a topic I touch on, or if I can simply bring a smile to someone’s face, my job is done. But yet I will continue to write and accomplish this goal for as long as I am able.

The movement is not just about marching today, it’s about what we’re going to do tomorrow, and the next day, and continue to work toward so that we don’t have to worry about our future. The list below may not touch on every issue or organization out there that’s being built to better our world for ourselves and our children, but hopefully it will inspire someone to look for a cause they are passionate about and want to support. Even if you’re not marching today, you can always donate, volunteer, and continue to support the cause by making your voice heard, sharing your story, and not giving up hope.

Click on the headings below to learn more about one of the organizations leading the way to educate others on each important cause.

Support the Arts

Attend local gallery openings, pay for live music, support indie authors and bookstores, keep the creative arts alive, and instill the love of art, music, reading, and writing to children–then just watch how the world flourishes.

Support Women’s Rights

A woman’s body is her own–it does not belong to a group of lawmakers or people who do not understand what the woman may be going through at a certain time. Sorry guys, but until you’re ready to start popping out babies, the future relies on women and their health. Therefore, reproductive health services do not only benefit women, it benefits the future.

Support Immigrants’ Rights

Many of us didn’t start here. A majority of us have ancestors that were immigrants to this country. If their boat was turned away, think of how your life could be a lot different now.

Support LGBTQ Rights

Love is love is love is love is love.

Support Civil Rights

This is nothing new, and it’s a shame that even after so much time has passed and progress made that this fight still continues today. Every life matters.

Support the Environment

Whether you believe in climate change or not, it doesn’t take a scientist to see that there’s pollution, too much waste, and other environmental issues that need attention. Natural resources need to be preserved if there’s any hope for the future. Even if you don’t want to give time or money, there’s still a lot you can do in your community. It can be as simple as recycling or planting a tree

While today may be about marching, the issues being supported on the streets will still be ever-present tomorrow. There’s still time to make a difference. There’s no better time to act than now.

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