Please take a moment to read the guide we wrote about standing up for your values firmly, compassionately, and persuasively, whether you are speaking to family, friends, or colleagues:
A post-election guide to changing hearts and minds
On November 8th, the cost of allowing everyday acts of cruelty and oppression to go unchallenged became clear with the election of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States. Ally skills are now a crucial part of the fight to prevent a massive expansion of state-sponsored oppression around the world, and the rolling back of 50 years of progress in the U.S. towards equality and justice for people of color, women of all races, religious minorities, disabled people, LBTQ+ folks, and many others.
If you can act as an ally, part of the work ahead is to take every opportunity you have to influence and persuade the people who respect and trust you the most. We hope this guide will help you recognize and take advantage of opportunities to change the hearts and minds of people who currently support oppression of any kind.