Donald Trump is President-Elect of the United States. Mike Pence is the Vice President-Elect of the United States. A monolithic cabinet of hateful, violent, bigoted, unqualified white people—who will certainly watch the world burn—is being formed. Neo-Nazis are coming out in droves to attack anyone who doesn’t think like them. The demons and monster in the United States no longer have to hide.
2017 is going to be a pivotal year for human rights in the United States. We’re at risk of losing our most basic rights and liberties because none of the people preparing to rule over us are even remotely qualified to lead an intersectional, diverse country like ours. 2017 is about us coming together to fight these monsters, and not accepting the oppression they’re going to force on us. If we don’t stand together, we’ll fall separately.
All of that being said, here are 9 ways to be a better activist in 2017, because we all need to be better than we’ve ever been to deal with what’s coming.