Donald Trump is President of the United States. Mike Pence is the Vice President of the United States. A cabinet of hateful, violent, bigoted, unqualified white people—who will certainly watch the world burn— has been formed. White supremacists are coming out in droves to attack anyone who doesn’t think like them. The demons and monsters in the United States no longer have to hide.
2017 is shaping up 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 the people at the top of our democracy are not 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 attempting 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 through the rest of 2017, because we all need to be better than we’ve ever been to deal with what’s coming.