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.

The Next 4 Years Begin With a Single Step

The Next 4 Years Begin With a Single Step

Yes, it's really happening. If he can refrain from provoking a constitutional crisis before 12 noon, PEOTUS Trump becomes POTUS today.

After he acted all presidential by attacking civil rights legend Rep. John Lewis (GA), nearly 70 members of Congress are skipping the inauguration. They're not alone.

In a week bookended by MLK's birthday and DJT's inauguration, the Movement for Black Lives has been organizing #ReclaimMLK actions nationwide.  View a map of these continuing events or text FORWARD TO 91990 for updates.

Black Lives Matter is flipping Facebook's safety check feature. You can mark yourself unsafe for being Black in Trump's America.

Also, Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) has a goal of organizing 1000 house parties and kitchen table conversations to draw more white people into the movement for racial justice.

Women's March
Lots of protests, marches, and rallies are happening in DC and where you live. The biggie: the Women's March (on Jan. 21, the day after the inauguration). Organizers crafted an inclusive set of unity principles likely to strengthen long-range intersectional organizing.

If you didn't travel to DC, you can still attend one of 600+ sister marches in cities nationwide. Organizers hope to raise $2 million. You can donate here.

A protest for pretty much everyone
The list of additional opportunities for protest continues to grow. Mic's 'Storm the Swamp' feature will map protests as they unfold today and over the weekend.

The bloom of Trump-era art and creativity will be on full display, including free goodies from the Amplifier Foundation and queer dance parties!

Or just eat your way to a better world
If you're in DC and need a bite after a few hours in the purple tunnel of doom, Nando's Peri Peri calls itself an "immigrant employing, gay loving, Muslim respecting, racism opposing, equal paying, multicultural chicken restaurant where #everyoneiswelcome.” And their sauces are pretty badass.

The Opening Salvo

The Opening Salvo