Thanks to Bustle, we now have an outlined form of how we can help those minorities that Trump may harm during his presidency.
After over a year of campaigning for the final vote, Trump has surpassed Clinton in the race and claimed his ground with the United States of America. In the biggest upset in modern history, Trump has shocked the masses and earned the vote of those who may not come out in other elections. He has turned blue cities red, turned proven Democrats conservative and changed the way the government is as we know it.
While we ponder on what this final decision means, it may be easy to immediately turn sour. It's easy to be negative. It's easy to feel angry. It's easy to participate in conversations about why this should not have happened. Take all of that simple energy and challenge yourself to do what is hard. Challenge yourself to fight for what is right and fight for what you believe in. Make the most of the current situation and dive into matters that you find close to your heart. After all, four years is a long time and there's no way any of us are going to make it out of here with the outpour of hatred we're displaying.
Below, Bustle has clearly outlined several ways that YOU can help the minorities, ways that YOU can have a voice, and ways that YOU can make a difference.
Midterms & Local Elections
"Four years is a long time, but congressional, senatorial, gubernatorial and senatorial elections are so important. Don't just show up for the Presidential election. Checks and balances limit the president's power, but the other side of that is that local representatives hold a lot of power over regular citizens. It's up to us to make sure they don't all fall in line with a potential Trump presidency."
Using Your Voice
"If you witness hate in any form, especially micro-aggressions, and feel safe enough to speak up — do! There's a difference between staying in your lane and staying silent. It's not up to marginalized people to fight every battle for themselves, and you can use your privilege in constructive ways to change minds."
Loving Yourself First
"I can't stress this enough. For you and your friends. Take a deep breath and take care of yourself, no matter how this election ends."
Support Advocacy Groups
"The ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and more are working to help the very people that a Trump presidency will hurt. Donate, volunteer, or speak up for organizations like these. If Trump does indeed win, they'll need it."
After reviewing what you can do to help, what are your action steps? Share with us what your plans are in the comments below and encourage others to TRUMP the hate and move forward into a brighter future!