Since President Trump’s election, he has been busy. In his name, we’ve seen refugee lockdowns from international travel, government defunding of Planned Parenthood, and social media battles against the Environmental Protection Agency. If you’re empathetic towards the American citizens against Trump, you might be wondering where to begin in order to combat these acts. Luckily, there are millions of Americans that make it their job to fight back – and you can too.
On January 23rd, President Trump executed an order barring all federal funding to international pro-choice organizations, like Planned Parenthood
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As of March 15, President Trump set a travel ban in place that stops refugees from entering the country if they are travelling from one of six banned countries that Trump views as a “terrorist” threat. These countries include Syria, Iran, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan, and Libya.
Due to this act, refugees travelling from war stricken areas are not being allowed safe haven amongst friendly communities. There are millions of refugees trapped with no access to their families. These individuals need our help.
For the time being, a halt has been placed on the travel ban and normal travel will continue. However, the President has publicly stated that he does not agree with this ruling and will do everything he can to reinstate the ban.
It’s unclear what will happen to these refugees in the future, but as of right now many refugees need aid and guidance in order to gain their necessities and live a peaceful life, which for the time being is put at risk every single day.
There are millions of refugees trapped with no access to their families. These individuals need our help.
Sadly, according to Goutham Menon, director of the University of Nevada, Reno School of social work, social work remains one of the smallest aid efforts worldwide. In addition, due to acts of violence against refugees, individuals are in great need of workers to fight for their rights including: victim advocates and youth counselors.
On January 23rd, President Trump executed an order barring all federal funding to international pro-choice organizations, like Planned Parenthood. Regardless of the lack of funding, Planned Parenthood stated that they will continue to offer affordable options to women in need around the world. This devastating blow cost Planned Parenthood over 100 million dollars in funding that it previously received annually from the US federal government.
Planned Parenthood, and many other organizations like it, are seeking help from dedicated individuals who want to work for the cause. They are accepting both traditional workers and volunteers in order to keep efforts strong during this time of uncertainty. Trained medical professionals are always in need at Planned Parenthood, but they are also searching for workers to help with other tasks at their home office. This could be anything from a Call Center Rep to Administration Assistant or Accounting Specialist. You never know how your skills might be able to lend a hand.
The public education system is next on Trump’s list for defunding. He plans to cut 9.2 billion dollars in funding towards the Education Department. This will not only eliminate imperative training programs for teachers, but it will also destroy after school programs. In addition, it will significantly lower, if not terminate, eligibility for low-income aid and aid for first-generation college students. Trump’s goal is to shift funding to private schools, charter schools, and other alternatives to traditional public schooling.
Teachers in every subject are needed now more than ever. It’s hard to say exactly what chaos may take place if this budget is enacted. However, it’s certain that K-12 and even college students may have a hard time getting an education. That is why they need your help. Trained professionals may be able to work with schools and organizations in the future to provide those in need with education. Many schools are asking for teachers to volunteer for after school activities and to tutor students when they can. Groups like the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association are also fighting back by growing their numbers and seeking donations to fund local schooling.
There will always be a place for those seeking to help the common people. Research your local area and find out which jobs are available in these and many more areas that truly need your help. Anyone with any background can step in and choose a career that can make a difference.