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8 organizations that prove that #HopeTrumpsHate

Dr. Elizabeth Yuko is the Health Editor at SheKnows. She is a bioethicist and writer specializing in sexual and reproductive health and the intersection of bioethics and popular culture. She is an adjunct professor of ethics at Fordham ...

Things might feel grim right now, but these 8 organizations are here for you

Since the election in November, a lot of people are worried about the future and how they’ll fit into Trump’s America. Inflammatory rhetoric trying to further marginalize women, people of color, the LGBTQ community, immigrants and people with disabilities has left people feeling alone.

The thing is, you’re not alone. In fact, a lot of us (some may even say a popular majority of the electorate) are concerned our interests won’t be represented starting on Jan. 20, 2017. Here are eight organizations who will continue to fight for you, ensuring that #HopeTrumpsHate, regardless of who lives (part-time) in the White House.

1. American Civil Liberties Union

Founded in 1920, the ACLU is committed to defending your Constitutional rights throughout the next presidential administration.

More: How you can support women's, LGBT and civil rights post-election

2. Human Rights Campaign

The HRC (not to be confused with a certain winner of the popular vote with the same initials) fights for equal treatment of the LGBTQ community.

3. Transgender Law Center

The Transgender Law Center — which recently published the largest study on transgender Americans — ensures that we are able to live safe, authentic lives regardless of gender identity.

More: 7 things you need to know about the transgender population in America

4. Color of Change

Color of Change encompasses campaigns to end practices that unfairly hold the black community back.

5. Showing Up for Racial Justice

This organization encourages white people to join the movement for racial justice.

6. United We Dream

UWD fights for relief and fair treatment for all undocumented immigrants.

7. National Disability Rights Network

This network advocates for people with disabilities.

8. Planned Parenthood

For more than 100 years, Planned Parenthood has been fighting for your reproductive rights and health.

More: 10 ways Planned Parenthood is more than just abortions

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