Trump has been president for less than a week and is already on a dizzying dash to enact some of the most radically conservative initiatives this country has ever seen, including mass deportations and voter disenfranchisement, eviscerating reproductive rights, slashing labor protections, ending environmental and financial regulations, and dismantling our healthcare system. And this just the beginning.
But just as our radically conservative government is wasting no time rolling back decades of progressive gains, community organizations and other leftist political groups are gearing up to fight these measures at every turn. In New York City, these groups are focused on protecting the city’s liberal values, but also using this moment to create a larger movement for social justice that can long outlast the Trump administration and the repressive policies of his ruling party. Gothamist has taken a look at some great local organizations that are taking aggressive action to combat Trumpism.
From fighting racial intolerance in our neighborhoods to striving for socialism in our time, they’re are the forefront of the fight. Don’t mourn—organize.