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hollywood926 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:04 PM
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What I want for Christmas...please help
This year, when my family members inevitably ask me what I want for Christmas, I am going to ask them to donate to certain charities in my name - but not the usual American Cancer Society and all that. I am going to give them a list of Dem-leaning charities to pick from. The problem is, other than the DU, I don't really know of any reputable ones where I can be confident the money will be put to good use.

Anyone? Anyone? Anyone?

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n2mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:10 PM
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1. Give to DU
DU gives you support, you are able to air your feelings, you receive advice and DU is cheaper than expensive therapy. I don't trust too many places likes the United Way, Red Cross, Cancer Foundaton, just don't trust charities anymore. That is how the rich get richer. DU is my weekly therapy session even if I don't contribute in writing.

Hey, if yu don't have a star have your family buy you one.
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n2mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:11 PM
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2. Sorry, I have some spelling errors!
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OldLeftieLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:14 PM
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3. The ACLU
Always a good bet.

People For The American Way, another good one.

And, aren't you a doll!
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hollywood926 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:24 PM
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4. Thanks, those sound like good ones and
DU is definitely on my list. I AM a doll, but that's another thread entirely. O8)

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Unstuck In Time Donating Member (411 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:36 PM
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5. The Human Rights Campaign
www.hrc.org

"As America's largest gay and lesbian organization, the Human Rights Campaign provides a national voice on gay and lesbian issues. The Human Rights Campaign effectively lobbies Congress; mobilizes grassroots action in diverse communities; invests strategically to elect a fair-minded Congress; and increases public understanding through innovative education and communication strategies.

"HRC is a bipartisan organization that works to advance equality based on sexual orientation and gender expression and identity, to ensure that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community."


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hollywood926 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:39 PM
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6. Thanks. I love homos.
I am allowed to say that. I am one. :loveya:
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idiosyncratic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:48 PM
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7. The Natural Resources Defense Council would be a good one
I just joined the other day at this link: NRDC

On their front page now they have a plea:

"Defend Western Wildlands

Speak out against drilling in Colorado's HD Mountains and Utah's redrock country."


With *'s policies toward the environment, an organization like this becomes even more important.
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:51 PM
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8. The Sierra Club
and the Animal Defense League Fund.
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brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:39 PM
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9. Think local as well...
Meals on Wheels (or it's equal) in your community is a good cause....underfunded and it's one of the programs that has a really direct effect on lives. (One of the few gov programs where the beaurocratic BS doesn't affect the recipients -it falls to those of us who actually implement the program).


Also Libraries are in big trouble these days. <sigh> So many causes and so little funding. Ain't conservative compassion just great?


Whatever you decide, I applaud your selflessness. :toast:

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laheina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:57 PM
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10. These are my faves:
The Center for Media Matters is a media watchdog group that keeps tabs on what the repug press is doing:

http://mediamatters.org /

Americans United for the Seperation of Church and State

http://www.au.org/site/PageServer

Wellstone Action puts on grassroots training seminars for liberal political activists:

http://www.wellstone.org/camp/index.aspx
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