Hillary Clinton swept South Florida, so we know a lot of you woke up to Donald Trump’s victory and asked: what do I do next? On the national level, the answer is not much, at least not right now. But there’s a lot of work to be done right here in Miami, both in protecting the strides we’ve made and in continuing to make progress on issues holding us back.
This list below is a starting point, meaning we’ll be continually updating it as we learn about new organizations and efforts that we should be highlighting. Please let us know what we’ve missed.
To support the Muslim community, reach out to the Council on American-Islamic Relations of Florida.
To support immigrant rights, donate to WeCount!.
To contribute to climate change efforts, consider donating to the Miami Waterkeeper.
There are several groups you can connect with other engaged locals to talk about local politics or women’s rights. They are listed below.
Emerge Miami is a local civic engagement group that connects progressive locals via weekly meetings at Sweat Records every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Emerge gave life to local nonprofit Engage Miami last year.
Venture Café is an organization that works to connect Miami’s innovation and startup community every week at Thursday gatherings at CIC Miami, completely free of charge.
Catalyst Miami is an organization that works with local government, community-based organizations, and nonprofits to build community and grow prosperity throughout Miami-Dade.
New Leaders Council is a group that organizes everyone from elected officials to business and industry leaders in an annual cohort to train them to be civically engaged leaders who help shape the direction of the city.
Miami Metro Chapter of the Younger Women’s Task Force is a grassroots group of women in their 20s and 30s who seek to create a space to engage younger women in Miami.
Femme Agenda is a group that organizes to discuss and establishes the issues that affect women women, girls, and femme Floridians and sets guidelines for the policies and politics they will vote for in upcoming elections.