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We know that it takes a collective effort to bring positive change into our communities, so we put together a list of organizations you can join to continue the fight to ensure student needs are being heard across the nation!


Anti-Racism Resources

Anti-Racism Resource List Find articles, podcasts, books, films and and much to educate yourself on how to be anti-racist.
Anti-Oppression LibGuide The NYIT community created this guide to provide general information and a starting point to learn about anti-oppression, inclusion, and privilege, as well as provide knowledge and resources to key social justice issues.


Student Advocacy

Guide to Organizing with RISE Find everything you need to mobilize your friends to vote from home on your own time.
The Alliance to End Hunger Advocacy Action The Alliance to End Hunger have launched a campaign to take action in supporting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and ensure food assistance is accessible to receive during the COVID-19 crisis by increasing SNAP benefits in the stimulus package and waive certain rules that would disqualify folks during the pandemic.
COVID-19 Student Organizing Toolkit Advocates for Youth created this step-by-step guide on how to hold your university accountable to support student and surrounding community needs in the midst of a global pandemic.
Student Advocacy Toolkit for CARES Act Funding Swipe Out Hunger, in partnership with Rise and Challah for Hunger, have launched a campaign and action steps you can take to ensure students’ basic needs are at the forefront of your school’s aid distribution in response to COVID-19.
Student Rights During COVD-19 Mos put together this guide to give students all the advice, recommendations and templates they would need to adapt to these unprecedented times.
United We Dream Petition United We Dream has a petition to ensure undocumented families are able to seek proper care and access to health care without causing harm and separating families.
Your Voice is Your Power Active Minds created this resource to help students advocate for better mental health resources on campus and cultural competency training for faculty and staff.

Volunteer

COVAID for Organizations COVAID consists of a group of college students/recent graduates who work in partnership with Mutual Aid organizations in the nation to volunteer and assist elderly/auto-immunocompromised folks in your local communities.
DoSomething: Take Action DoSomething compiled a list of how to volunteer, advocate, and access resources during the pandemic.

Voting Resources

Vote LOUD Course Hero, in partnership with When We All Vote and the U.S. Vote Foundation, created this campaign to inform students of their voting rights. Visit the site to check your voter status, request a mail-in ballot and stay up-to-date on important deadlines in your state.
Everything You Need to Vote Get registered and set to vote by mail-in primaries and the November election!
Run for Something: Candidate Support During COVID-19 Run for Something compiled tools to help progressive candidates build virtual communities, and continue campaign organizing.

Please note: Edquity does not endorse nor is Edquity associated with any business, organization, product or service that is mentioned in these Guides. Edquity is not responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the information provided, which may change over time. We encourage you to contact the business or organization listed to receive the most up-to-date information.

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