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There are so many ways to help even just here in New York City—from providing women who are forced to travel here for second-trimester abortions with a place to stay during their trip via the Haven Project, to joining Make the Road‘s fight to build the power of Latino and working class communities, to showing up for a Black Lives Matter Peoples’ Monday protest or donating books to a chapter of Books Through Bars. Send supplies to the Native American water protectors at Standing Rock. Get involved with your local leftist, anti-fascist, or anarchist group. If that’s not your speed, get involved with your community; volunteer for a cause you care about, whether it be prison abolition, or suicide prevention, or LGBTQIA youth. Join a union, or organize your workplace. Offer to accompany your Muslim friends on errands if they feel unsafe. Make sure your female-identified friends make it home safe. Accompany your friends to and from Planned Parenthood appointments to make sure they’re okay. Do. Something.

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