Who Will We Turn To Now That We're The Ones Who Are Afraid?
#LeanOnYourLeaders Please share the voices you'll be tuned into, links for calling local leaders and government, resources, hotlines. Support and empower your friends and family and the communities a Trump presidency has promised to ignore by giving us all the tools to be ok, affect change, and fight this disappointing wake up call.
- •Support Hotlines:
- •Ilhan OmarNewly elected and first Somali-American lawmaker in the US voted into Minnesota's House of Representatives
- •Kamala HarrisAmerica's first Indian American US Senator and California's first black US Senator
- •Keith EllisonMuslim congress member, Minnesota's 5th District, serving since 2007
- •J.K. Rowling
- •Resources: this Huffington Post article talks about a large number of things you can do to influence change, be ok and make sure others do the same, and move forward in hard times (Volunteer, Hotline Numbers & Self-Care, Donation Links)
- •Music: 89.3 The Current radio station in Minnesota, the DJ just said "What interested you yesterday hopefully still interests you today. Whether it's reading, writing, music, friends, family, pets, animals, whatever... none of this can change who you are or define you. Keep your curiosity alive."
- •Lady GagaSuggested by @moonjockey
- •Star TrekIt will get better eventually.Suggested by @moonjockey
- •🕰T I M E🕰Admittedly difficult given the immediate threat to so many minority/outlier lives, but it is a comfort to me to know that many antiquated, harmful beliefs are on their way out. Our generation has learned from history. We won't stand for hate or fear. Until then the other resources compiled into this list will have to suffice.Suggested by @chriscady
- •Artists are who I turn to. I'm listening to Noname's mixtape (Telefone) and her verses on "Finish Line/Drown" right now because it gives me comfort and focus. It tames my fear and emptiness.Suggested by @brynelle
- •Ellen DeGeneresSuggested by @Jacksalack
- •OurselvesA smile to one person at one precise moment might be what changes the world : "be the change you want to see in the world."Suggested by @solena
- •My pastor wrote this today, and it's helping: http://billriedel.com/a-view-from-the-hill/2016/11/9/november-9-2016Suggested by @LizDawson
- •I also find it so encouraging that 18-25 year olds voted OVERWHELMINGLY for HRC/against Trump. I know they'll fight passionately to protect the rights and lift up the voices of those who are marginalized, 18-25 year olds, you are our future 💙.Suggested by @LizDawson
- •HRCJust because she's not president does not mean she's still not a hero, a leader, and a role modelSuggested by @vmacies