A lot of people over the past few days have been asking me how they can stay engaged in political activism in the wake of this election. I thought it would be helpful to share a few of the suggestions I’ve been making:

1. Progressive Massachusetts cares about a lot of the things we care about and already has a structure in place to actualize them. Progressive Newton is the local version for Newtonites.

2. Raise Up Massachusetts already won us a higher minimum wage and paid sick leave, now they’re fighting for a $15 minimum wage, paid family and medical leave, and a fair share tax.

3. SURJ Boston – Showing Up for Racial Justice & Newton Supporters of Black Lives Matter – Great way to get involved in racial justice in your community.

4. For specific issue groups – NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts or Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts for reproductive rights, MA Sierra ClubEnvironmental Voter Project or Environmental League of Massachusetts (ELM) for environmental advocacy, etc. Get in touch if there’s something specific you’re looking for.

5. Lastly, just want to say to keep meeting. Keep talking to people. Stay engaged. DO NOT just go back to your everyday life and move on. I don’t think any of us know what this is going to look like down the road. But the important thing is that people stay active and engaged until this movement is fully formed.

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