Oliver encouraged what the Boston Globe has dubbed “rage donation” and many are all for it. The idea is to support organizations in threat of defunding by donating to them. Oliver also encouraged individuals to support news outlets that have worked to de-funk the fake news that easily spread throughout the campaign. Here’s a list from The Huffington Post:
National Resource Defense Council for global warming and the environment.
Urban Justice Center International Refugee Assistance Program for refugee support.
Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund for immigration rights and support.
On a last note, Oliver talked about those relatives that some of you must encounter — he was talking about those who voted red. His advice? Donate to the charities aforementioned in their honor. Not only is this a BRILLIANT idea, it serves to help these organizations prepare for what will be an uphill battle.
If you haven’t already, do yourself a favor and watch Oliver’s show. It’s inspiring, heartfelt, truthful, and easily found on Youtube so there’s no excuse (unless you don’t have internet access, then I apologize sincerely for assuming so). To take the load off of what must be an estranged holiday for some, I’ve posted the video in its entirety for you, courtesy of John Oliver’s Youtube account.
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