How to Help

If you're like us, your digital life is one big, fast news feed. Some of this news is messed up. How to Help works in the news cycle to connect you with ways to do something about the day's big stories.

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Late Friday, Seattle federal judge James Robart put Trump's refugee ban on temporary hold. 

One of Trump's tweeted replies: "Just cannot believe a judge would put our country in such peril. If something happens blame him and court system. People pouring in. Bad!"

How to help immigrants and refugees at risk

The court could make more determinations today. Despite the temporary reprieve, many people face uncertainty and peril.

Protests continue. Several thousand people marched on Mar-a-Lago this weekend.

Support the organizations advocating for immigrants and refugees

See our earlier list here and please suggest additions!

Also, the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service supports refugee children in detention who have no family in the US. (*Thanks Mara Senn for the tip!)

Wheaton College has created a scholarship for refugee students. Could your school do the same?

How to keep the pressure on

Yup, protest

The list of all lists of upcoming protests, wherever you happen to find yourself.

Ask the American Red Cross why they had their fundraiser this weekend at Trump's Mar-a-Lago, with Trump in attendance

In light of their commitment to refugees, how could they have missed the irony? You can call their national HQ to ask: (202) 303-5214.

Give props to the companies bound to get a mean tweet from @realdonaldtrump

Budweiser, Audi, Airbnb, and Coca-Cola all had Super Bowl ads celebrating diversity and inclusion. (Of course, that prompted Twitter hashtags like #BoycottCoke - seemingly because of all the diverse faces, not the 65g of sugar in a 20 oz bottle).

84 Lumber, of all companies, went straight at Trump's Muslim ban.

Also, 97 tech companies just filed an amicus brief in the court case against the Muslim ban. You can connect with efforts like these at

#GrabYourWallet continues to update its boycott list.

Spendrise is an awesome tool to incentivize good corporate behavior. Check out its recent campaign urging Nordstrom to drop Ivanka Trump's line.

Also:  how to support an independent judiciary

In the spirit of his attacks on the press, Trump keeps swinging at judges, like the ones fixing his refugee mess.

Professor Robert Reich suggests writing Judge Robart "a short, respectful letter in praise of his courage". Judge Robart is probably getting a lot of hate mail after the Trump tweet.

If you have a stamp laying around somewhere, you can mail your short respectful letter to: The Honorable James L. Robart, United States Courthouse, 700 Stewart Street, Suite 14128, Seattle, WA 98101-9906.

If you have tips on organizations defending judges and the judicial branch, please send them our way.

*We'll keep you updated on today's legal developments.

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