How Tech Employees Can Use Corporate Donation Matching

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Author’s Note: With the election of a racist, sexist, homophobic fascist in the US, non-profits need our help more than ever. Organizations like Planned Parenthood and the ACLU are digging in for a long fight, and they can’t do it without our help. Organizations like the Trans Law Center need funds now, before the inauguration so trans people can update identity documents under existing trans friendly policies before they’re repealed. Everyone needs your help, and maybe your employer can help you help them.

Photo CC-BY torbakhopper.

In March, the North Carolina Legislature passed House Bill 2 in an “emergency” session. Amongst other things, it effectively prohibited Trans people in North Carolina from using public restrooms. Like a lot of other people, I felt many things: confusion, outrage, fear, and more outrage. I wanted to do something, but the time to protest had come and gone in a single day, and “visibility” was part of what got us the bill in the first place. To me, the most practical course of action was to help the people who would fight back.

As an upper middle class white trans woman, I tend to favour donations to organisations that I know will back

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