Outraged About The Election? 7 Things You Can Do

The long, contentious election season is over and the reality is heartbreaking. Our next president ran a campaign based on fear and hate, and his supporters include our country’s most notorious hate groups.

Here are seven things you can do right now to support yourself, your loved ones, and your community:

  1. Get to know your New York City Council Members, State Assembly Members and Senators, and Federal Members of Congress and Senators and tell them they need to protect you, your loved ones, and your community from President Trump.
  2. Check out our #IssuesThatMatter campaign to learn more about the damage that President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have promised to do to LGBT equality, HIV/AIDS services, healthcare, substance use, mental health care, and housing.
  3. Get care and support from Harlem United’s comprehensive programs and services, including Harlem Gets Fit.
  4. Volunteer or intern at Harlem United and help us create one community of hope, health, and healing.
  5. Contact your representatives today and demand that they increase funding for the federal Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA) program by $21 million in 2017. Harlem United provides safe and stable housing to nearly 170 people because of HOPWA. But without this increase, New York State will lose $2.2 million, threatening housing for thousands of people living with AIDS across the state.
  6. Donate to Harlem United so we can continue to serve nearly 10,000 people per year in Harlem and beyond. Your support is critical to ensuring that we can continue to provide lifesaving, transformative services to everyone who comes through our door, regardless of whether they have insurance.
  7. Stay connected with your fellow New Yorkers by participating in groups and attending events that reflect your values and give back to your community.