Causes 

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Causes

I know 2016 was hard. Really really hard. And the overwhelming feeling of what can I do to help? The need to speak out and blog about it is strong. And yes, those things matter. But it is also important to keep our focus and give. We can donate to these causes, these things that matter to us. They are going to need us to support them just as much as speak up for them.

We can’t just fall into a fetal position and give up. We must keep going and handle every hurtle one by one. That’s how success is won. That’s how progress is made. We can’t give up. You matter. We matter. Our future matters.

Give today. Or as often as you can. Every little bit helps.

Center for Reproductive Rights The Center for Reproductive Rights uses the law to advance reproductive freedom as a fundamental human right that all governments are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill. 

Natural Resources Defense Council  The debate is over. Climate change is real. Join the fight for our future.

Planned Parenthood These clinics provide women with access to health screenings and supplies as well as birth control (which is used for more than just birth control) Many of which can’t afford it or have no where else to go. 

International Refugee Assistance Project We have to take care of eachother. We are all neighbours.

NAACP Legal Defense Fund Simply the best because they’ve been here from the beginning. Fighting for your civil rights and equality for minorities.

The Trevor Project Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people.

In the wake of fake news and social media. You need to support real news. Donate to Your local public radio NPR. Or Get a subscription to the New York Times or the Washington Post.

Stop relying on FB.

And lastly

The ASPCA

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® was the first humane society to be established in North America and is, today, one of the largest in the world.

We are their voice. Donate or adopt your next pet.

Thank you for all you do.

-Ethan 

Climate

Feel the future

Underneath you 

Like sand caught in the water 
Walk into November 

With hands held high 

Denying climate at 

110 degrees 

It’s been months since rain has touched this face 

I’ve got the earth’s crust 

Dust 

Trapped in my lungs 
And I remember 

Before the mountains burned around us 

I can smell it 

Everynight around 3am 
We are the future 

We are the future 

Yesterday I heard someone 

Say an app would help us forget 

Another concert 

Another gallon of holy water 

Another pill to help us numb the pain of this 

Help me turn up my music 

But how does it feel 
To reach for ink to write with 

When the riverbed went dry 
We are the future 

The only thing 

The future 

Us 

How does it feel 

To know you can work to help this 

Fix this 

We can 

We might just 

We must

Because 

You and me and us 

For them 

We might be down 

But we can lift this up 

While the earth spins ’round 

And the sun burns down 

All the clocks speed up

Just slow down 

Help this out 

I know we’ve got our issues 

It’s just some things we’re going through 

But you and me and us 

How does it feel 

To know we can.