(Cross posting this from FB)
In an effort to feel less helpless I've decided to try something. I want to get people in marginalized groups passports and/or legal documents if they want them.
I am operating under the idea this coming Administration will go as badly as it could. Hoping they constantly stumble over their own avarice and incompetence to keep from reaching their hideous aims is not a plan.
I wish to give financial aid to LGBTQ folk, Muslims, Hispanics, Jews, The Disabled, Women...anyone who rightly feels threatened now and would like to get their affairs in order. I have several Trans friends who are terrified that they will not be able to get ID with their correct name in time. And you can help. Every little bit helps and any unclaimed funds will go to groups like The ACLU and Planned Parenthood.
I'm wary of hope and squishy good feelings right now, but I remember a quote I learned at the blog Slacktivist when the author Fred Clark quoted Vaclav Havel: "Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out."
I don't know how things will turn out but I definitely know this makes sense. And I thank you for generosity and spirit in supporting this. Send donations to janinthepan at gmail dot com. I will keep donations open until Dec 24th. No pressure to give, but share this if you wish.