November 24, 2016
Contact: Eliana Stanislawski

Day of the Girl-US Action Team Discusses Ways to Take Action After the Presidential Election

While it might seem like all hope is lost, it is more important now than ever that we use our energy to make a difference.

Despite the fact that a lot of us may not have had the opportunity to vote because we are not yet eighteen, it is still crucial that we play our role as young activists and do everything we can to impact the world around us. Do not let the result of the presidential election silence you or tell you that your thoughts are not meaningful. Right now, more than ever, it is crucial that we raise our voices and create some concrete action, no matter your age or your distance from Washington.

The following links are different ways that you can help to take action after the election. We’ve accumulated all types of various resources, such as how to contact your local politicians and how to create a safe space that celebrates diversity. We hope that these are of use to you, and as always, if you need someone to talk to, Day of the Girl is always here.

In solidarity,
Day of the Girl - US Action Team

Contacting politicians

Financial support for important organizations

Take on fake news

Identify news sources that you can trust

  • Search for sources that are mostly fact and less commentary. Also, subscribe to your local paper.

  • Challenge mainstream media to not normalize Trump’s presidency and hold him accountable by speaking out when they fall into place. You can also sign petitions, like this one.

Share your own commentary

  • Write op-eds in your local paper, write pieces for our blog, write pieces that you can submit to all sorts of places!

Attend political gatherings

  • Maybe even host one yourself! If you are planning on hosting one, you can post about it on our database here.

Fight back against ignorance by engaging with people

  • When someone says something you disagree with, start a conversation with them. We just published a blog piece all about this, and for more tips you can see our 2015 #StartTheConvo toolkit.

Identify your strengths, and then utilize them

  • What are you good at? How can you use that to make the world a better place and resist Trump’s regime?

Create sanctuary spaces for people with undocumented status

  • Is your city a sanctuary city? Is your campus a sanctuary campus? Make sure that your community is doing everything in its power to support people with undocumented status.

Ensure that any acts you do as an ally are both wanted and logical

For more information on the ways that you can be involved, follow these links!

Attend or host event Volunteer