Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways to Give:

[tumblr.com profile] rilee16 is still struggling to cover medical expenses after two head injuries last year, and hasn't been cleared to return to work, thus can't earn money to cover basic living costs, let alone the bills they've received, including a recent rent increase. They are frequently running out of money for gas to even do odd jobs for pay. You can read more and help out here.

Buy Stuff, Help Out:

[tumblr.com profile] magpiesmiscellany has a selection of tree-of-life pendants in various shapes, colors, and sizes for sale, with proceeds going to Planned Parenthood, Lambda Legal, the ACLU, Doctors Without Borders, Earthjustice, Sierra Club, and the National Immigration Law Center. And Mother's Day is coming up, at least in the US! You can read more and purchase them here.

Housing:

[tumblr.com profile] darlingarmadillo's third roommate is moving out to get married and they're seeking a new roommate. THey have a three-bedroom condo with one bedroom available, unfurnished, two cats, in-unit laundry, workout room in the basement, and near to the Noward red line stop in Chicago. You can read more and get in touch here.

[tumblr.com profile] tzikeh is looking for a new roommate to share a 2br/2ba condo in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood, available May 1. You can read more and reblog here or check out the Craigslist post here.

And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!). If you're new to fundraising, you may want to check out my guide to fundraising here.
Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

A NOTE TO ALL before we begin -- I will be traveling next Monday, and I'm not sure of how much access I will have or when I will have it. Radio Free Monday next week miiiiight be postponed to Tuesday. Thanks everyone!

Ways to Give:

Anon linked to a fundraiser for [livejournal.com profile] delaese, who is in the process of divorcing, moving, and setting up a new business, and needs funds to help with all three, as well as care for her animals. You can read more and help out here (and also look at fluffy pictures of baby chicks!).

[personal profile] brainwane linked to Con Or Bust, a nonprofit which helps fans of color get to conventions. They're starting up their annual auction fundraiser and would love to have people offer items to donate; you can read more about donating here. Deadline is April 23 so there's still lots of time!

[tumblr.com profile] liviconnor linked to Charity: Water, a charity which helps internatioanl communities get clean water, and one of their fundraising methods is to ask people to get donations for their birthdays instead of presents. The birthday person then gets a thank-you gift of pictures from the community their money went to. You can read more and help out here, and you can also donate to them through CharityMiles, which donates money for every mile you run.

Anon is fundraising for Families For Freedom, a human-rights organization by and for families and their loved ones who are facing deportation. They run a national hotline for those imprisoned in immigrant detention centers, and provide emotional and social support to families going through deportation proceedings, as well as raising community awareness of rights and abuses. You can read more and support FFF here.

[tumblr.com profile] rilee16 is still struggling to cover medical expenses after two head injuries last year, and hasn't been cleared to return to work, thus can't earn money to cover basic living costs, let alone the bills they've received, including a recent rent increase. They literally have no money left until their next worker's comp check comes, which means no gas money for their car, so they can't get anywhere to do odd jobs for bill money. You can read more and help out here.

Help For Free:

Since I managed to both put it in the wrong place and lose the link last week like a loser, a repost: [tumblr.com profile] kitrona is in her last semester of college before graduation, and for her capstone is researching the hypothesis that social support can ease mental health issues that trans* and nonbinary people face. She has a survey up and would appreciate trans* and nonbinary people participating; the survey doesn't collect any identifying information and she is happy to share the resulting paper with people if they're interested. She's planning to specialize in trans* issues, so this is not simply a class project but a foundation for future work in the field. You can take the survey here and please feel free to pass it on to people who could help contribute!

News to Know:

[personal profile] brainwane linked to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which has updated its guide to protecting your private data when entering the United States, in response to recent events. You can read more and download the full guide here.

Housing:

[tumblr.com profile] tzikeh is looking for a new roommate to share a 2br/2ba condo in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood, available May 1. You can read more and reblog here or check out the Craigslist post here.

And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!). If you're new to fundraising, you may want to check out my guide to fundraising here.
Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

I had an unusually quiet RFM this week, which sometimes happens, but just in case -- if you submitted an item and don't see it below, please get in touch! I can do a second RFM post if it turns out that like, something ate all of this week's responses or something.

Ways to Give:

Ursula is an aide to a research chemistry professor with physical disabilities who uses a wheelchair. Her professor has been invited to present at a prestigious conference in April, but the University isn't willing to pay for disability accommodations (such as her aide traveling with her). They have a gofundme up to raise funds so that they can both attend; you can read more and support the fundraiser here.

[tumblr.com profile] rilee16 is still struggling to cover medical expenses after two head injuries last year, and hasn't been cleared to return to work, thus can't earn money to cover basic living costs, let alone the bills they've received, including a recent rent increase. They literally have no money left until their next worker's comp check comes, which means no gas money for their car, so they can't get anywhere to do odd jobs for bill money. You can read more and help out here.

Help For Free:

[tumblr.com profile] kitrona is in her last semester of college before graduation, and for her capstone is researching the hypothesis that social support can ease mental health issues that trans* and nonbinary people face. She has a survey up and would appreciate trans* and nonbinary people participating; the survey doesn't collect any identifying information and she is happy to share the resulting paper with people if they're interested. She's planning to specialize in trans* issues, so this is not simply a class project but a foundation for future work in the field. You can take the survey here and please feel free to pass it on to people who could help contribute!

Housing:

[tumblr.com profile] tzikeh is looking for a new roommate to share a 2br/2ba condo in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood, available May 1. You can read more and reblog here or check out the Craigslist post here.

And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!). If you're new to fundraising, you may want to check out my guide to fundraising here.
Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways to Give:

[tumblr.com profile] Skochius's grandmother is disabled with neuropathy in both feet, and has had to undergo several surgeries and treatments recently, including some emergency surgeries. She's currently in danger of losing her house if she (or the family) can't pay the taxes on her property (which were bought in October 2016 at auction), which are accruing interest daily. Her fixed income won't come close to covering it, and the family is raising funds to keep the home. You can read more and help out here.

[tumblr.com profile] fled-is-that-music is a high school teacher working on new hands-on learning opportunities in a rural school, and she's raising funds for camera/camcorders to start a journalism department, since there's no district funding. RFM helped to fund their startup drama program a few years ago, which has apparently taken off in a huge way; now you can help do the same for their journalism project. You can read more and help out here.

[tumblr.com profile] katsuko1978 and [tumblr.com profile] apollymi are raising $600 to pay a pet deposit on their rent, which comes at a particularly bad time for them financially. You can read more and help out here.

[tumblr.com profile] rilee16 is still struggling to cover medical expenses after two head injuries last year, and hasn't been cleared to return to work, thus can't earn money to cover basic living costs, let alone the bills they've received, including a recent rent increase. They literally have no money left until their next worker's comp check comes, which means no gas money for their car, so they can't get anywhere to do odd jobs for bill money. You can read more and help out here.

Help For Free:

Anon linked to the Troopon program, where you can send coupons to military families living overseas, who can use manufacturers coupons on-base for up to six months after they expire. You can send coupons to a domestic address, and they then ship them overseas. You can read more and find out how to participate here!


And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!). If you're new to fundraising, you may want to check out my guide to fundraising here.
Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways to Give:

[tumblr.com profile] dreamwaffles linked to a fundraiser for Miranda, a close friend who is escaping an abusive home; yesterday morning she was assaulted by her father and is planning to live in her car until she can get her feet under her, but hoping she doesn't have to. You can read more and help her afford a safe living situation here.

[tumblr.com profile] guineapigwithaflamethrower recently had a really terrible day (the anniversary of her father's death) and spilled an entire glass of wine on her laptop, which now needs to be replaced; as a receptionist at a rape-crisis center she's not exactly wealthy. You can read more and donate at her youcaring; also if anyone has a line on a used macbook they'd be willing to sell, you can get in touch via tumblr. (I know her a bit and she's really good people; this is a suck thing to have happen on an already terrible day.)

[tumblr.com profile] rionsanura linked to a fundraiser for Tredici Bacci, an italian-cinema-soundtrack inspired band/chamber orchestra. They're trying to get to South By Southwest but will be playing without compensation, so they need travel funding. You can read more and give here; I think $10 for their entire discography in download form is a pretty good deal, having listened to some of their tunes. You can also check out the group on Band Camp here but warning the banner is a little NSFW (butts!).

[tumblr.com profile] rilee16 is still struggling to cover medical expenses after two head injuries last year, and hasn't been cleared to return to work, thus can't earn money to cover basic living costs, let alone the bills they've received, including a recent rent increase. They literally have no money left until their next worker's comp check comes, which means no gas money for their car, so they can't get anywhere to do odd jobs for bill money. You can read more and help out here.


Help For Free:

[personal profile] brainwane has a post up calling for volunteers with fluent written English to provide 90-minute online English tutoring sessions between now and April 3rd. This will be helping non-US students applying for (primarily tech) internships who are at a disadvantage because of undeveloped written English skills, who need some kind, nonjudgemental help with their written applications. You can read more and find out how to help here.


Activism:

Alma linked to Children Of A Different Sky, a forthcoming story anthology which is raising funds for refugee aid. You can read more and support the Indiegogo here.

I'm relinking this week to She's Running, a new podcast about women running for local, state, and federal office. The podcast interviews women about their inspirations, support systems, and challenges. You can listen to the first episode here or on iTunes -- and remember to rate and review if you do! (I really enjoyed episode one; I haven't listened to episode two yet but I'm looking forward to it.)


And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!). If you're new to fundraising, you may want to check out my guide to fundraising here.
Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways to Give:

[tumblr.com profile] inquisitorhotpants is raising money to keep a roof over her family's head while dealing with Portland's unforgiving rental housing market. You can read more and reblog at her tumblr, support the fundraiser at her YouCaring, or help out by subscribing to her Patreon.

[tumblr.com profile] casapazzo linked to a fundraiser for The Lit Bar, an indie bookstore and wine bar that hopes to fill a gap -- that there are no bookstores operating in the Bronx. Noelle Santos has been working on this for two years and is hoping to open the bookstore this year; you can read more and help out here.


Buy Stuff, Help Out:

[tumblr.com profile] alyyks is moving from Columbus, OH back to France, but because oil paints are a fire hazard to ship, she is selling her paints to fellow artists for a modest price. You have to be in Columbus or willing to drive there to pick them up, but you can read more and get in touch about them here.

[tumblr.com profile] marginaliana linked to the Angry Introverts shirt, for those who are introverted but still angry about what's going on in the US; this is the last week to buy the shirt, with proceeds going to the ACLU.


Activism:

Elaine linked to She's Running, a new podcast about women running for local, state, and federal office. The podcast interviews women about their inspirations, support systems, and challenges. You can listen to the first episode here or on iTunes -- and remember to rate and review if you do!


And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!). If you're new to fundraising, you may want to check out my guide to fundraising here.
Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways to Give:

[tumblr.com profile] jedilora and [livejournal.com profile] ashbet both linked to a fundraiser for Luna, an infant who was hospitalized after she stopped breathing in her sleep. Her parents don't have a lot of money, and lost wages and medical bills will be considerable; you can read more and help out here.

Holly was recently injured and needs surgery, but has to come up with $1900 before they will schedule her; she's in a lot of pain and will be until she can have her injury fixed. You can read more and give to her fundraiser here.

[livejournal.com profile] ereshai linked to a fundraiser for their cousin Jess, who has just undergone her seventh eye surgery for treatment-resistant pediatric strabismus. She's in a tight financial situation, but her surgery has a 60% chance of success if she can stay off work until March 8th. You can read more and help cover her bills and expenses here.

[tumblr.com profile] thewightknight linked to a fundraiser for friends who are trying to stave off foreclosure after health and job issues. You can read more and help out here, or support them by shopping for steampunk wonders at Tin Plate Studios or jewelry at Deja Views.

Anon linked to a fundraiser for Angie, who needs a new transmission for her car right after having paid out for new tires. She's raising funds for the transmission so that she can continue to cover her bills and eat. You can read more and help out here.

[livejournal.com profile] a_phoenixdragon lost her job a couple of months ago and has been unable to find a new one; because of mounting rent and bills, the family was forced to move. They've gotten jobs, but it will be the end of the month before they are paid, and they still have bills and expenses to cover. You can read more here and help out here.

[tumblr.com profile] dreamwaffles's job ended and she's trying to make ends meet until she can land another one. She has a donation page up here but is also selling beaded jewelery through Etsy; you can check out Saxifrage Designs and make a purchase here.


Buy Stuff, Help Out:

[tumblr.com profile] quidwhat linked to a kickstarter for Seven Strengths, a coloring book for resiliency. The book draws inspiration from survival strategies in the natural world and uses them to meditate on strength and resiliency. You can read more and give to the kickstarter here.

[tumblr.com profile] anonymousalchemist linked to [tumblr.com profile] studioaltf4, who is making and selling tote bags, with at least half of all proceeds going to the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and women's shelters in Philadelphia. You can check out and purchase the tote bags here; they're pretty cool, including a nifty "HEX THE PATRIARCHY" one.


Activism:

[tumblr.com profile] arukou reminds everyone that Congress is in recess and town halls are in session; this is a great time to go to a town hall and hold your representatives responsible for their decisions about things that matter to you. Make your voices heard! There's a great resource for how to get started at Resistance Recess.

And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!). If you're new to fundraising, you may want to check out my guide to fundraising here.
Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways to Give:

[livejournal.com profile] wldcatspstr_14 is fundraising to save her family home from foreclosure after her parents lost their jobs; she and her siblings can handle the regular mortgage payments but need help coming up with the lump sum of back money owed. You can read more and help out here.

[tumblr.com profile] sugar-and-bitter-blues linked to a fundraiser for Cassie, who is about to lose her home and will not be able to graduate college because of student loan issues (her co-signer wants her to attend conversion therapy before they will co-sign). You can read more and give at her gofund me here or her YouCaring here.

[tumblr.com profile] tangerine42 linked to a fundraiser for Ashley, Heather, and their baby daughter Frida of Frog Belly Farm, who just lost their home, farm, and livestock in a wildfire last week. They're raising funds to help find/build a new home and find work. You can read a news story about the fire here and give at their gofundme here.

[tumblr.com profile] jellyfishdirigible linked to a fundraiser for Ruadhan ([tumblr.com profile] ruadhan1334), whose disability payments have been temporarily but severely reduced. He needs help to meet his costs for HRT, bills, and food for himself and his cats. You can read more and give at his GoFundMe, support him at his Patreon or Bandcamp, or buy some awesome buttons and jewelry at his Etsy Shop.

Anon linked to a fundraiser for Tiaras N Teakettles, who recently lost her disability benefits without being told her case had been decided. She is running a patreon posting thrifty princess advice to help cover bills while she job hunts. You can check out the patreon here.

[tumblr.com profile] katsuko1978 and [tumblr.com profile] apollymi are raising $1000 to deal with unexpected car repairs and other expenses; you can read more and help out here.

[tumblr.com profile] rilee16 is still struggling to cover medical expenses after two head injuries last year, and hasn't been cleared to return to work, thus can't earn money to cover basic living costs, let alone the bills they've received, including a recent rent increase. They literally have no money left until their next worker's comp check comes, which means no gas money for their car, so they can't get anywhere to do odd jobs for bill money. You can read more and help out here.

[tumblr.com profile] dreamwaffles's job ended and she's trying to make ends meet until she can land another one. She has a donation page up here but is also selling beaded jewelery through Etsy; you can check out Saxifrage Designs and make a purchase here.

Holly was recently injured and needs surgery, but has to come up with $1800 before they will schedule her; she's in a lot of pain and will be until she can have her injury fixed. You can give via paypal at marajade@chattooine.com.


Help For Free:

[tumblr.com profile] howdoyoutmblr is a grad student in linguistic anthropology, researching the way people use language on specific social media platforms and how that relates to political/civic engagement. She has a survey up about the topic to gather more info; you can read more and reblog here, check out the faq here, and take the survey here.

[tumblr.com profile] jonaht's son is attending UNLV for Business Management and is doing a survey for a school assignment about Disney starting to use virtual reality. You can check out the survey and participate here.

Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary, possibly the best thing on any social media platform ever, is in the running for the Shorty Awards and needs your vote! You can vote daily now through February 16th. Go here to vote; there's also a rebloggable tumblr post here. Do it for Sharky.


Buy Stuff, Help Out:

[personal profile] marginaliana linked to a t-shirt her wife designed in order to provide a little humor for internet introverts who also feel strongly about activism: The Introvert Resistance. Proceeds from purchases go to the ACLU!

[tumblr.com profile] magpiesmiscellany has several gorgeous "tree of life" necklaces up in her etsy shop, with proceeds going to the Sierra Club, ACLU, Lamba Legal, Planned Parenthood, and other charities. You can check out the necklaces and purchase them here!


And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!). If you're new to fundraising, you may want to check out my guide to fundraising here.
Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways to Give:

Anon linked to a fundraising post by [tumblr.com profile] avpdhowljenkins and [tumblr.com profile] shitloadofdeer; their roommates are moving out and they need help converting bills, covering rent, and replacing appliances belonging to the roommates. [tumblr.com profile] shitloadofdeer is offering doodles and sketches in return for donations. You can read more and find where to donate here.

[tumblr.com profile] socialist-revolution linked to a fundraiser for an anti-fascist activist who was shot by a fascist during a protest in Seattle. You can read more here and help with their medical costs here.

Anon linked to a fundraiser by a friend who will be riding as part of a team in Cycle for Survival, which supports rare cancer research. 100% of every dollar goes to research efforts within six months of the events. You can read more and support the Tumor Terminators here.

Anon linked to Shedecides, an international fund launched by the Dutch government to finance access to birth control and abortion in developing countries, compensating for the reinstatement of the global gag order which prohibits US government funding of orgs that provide access to, or even information about, abortions. You can read more and support the fund here. (Anon, you did just fine, no need to worry!)

[tumblr.com profile] dreamwaffles's job ended and she's trying to make ends meet until she can land another one. She has a donation page up here but is also selling beaded jewelery through Etsy; you can check out Saxifrage Designs and make a purchase here.

Help For Free:

Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary, possibly the best thing on any social media platform ever, is in the running for the Shorty Awards and needs your vote! You can vote daily now through February 16th. Go here to vote; there's also a rebloggable tumblr post here. Do it for Sharky.

Buy Stuff, Help Out:

[personal profile] via_ostiense linked to a fundraising sale for Planned Parenthood; the t-shirts for sale have a drawing of a girl in a Wonder Woman costume and read "Resist & Rise". You can check it out and purchase the shirts here.


And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!). If you're new to fundraising, you may want to check out my guide to fundraising here.
Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways to Give:

Anon linked to a fundraiser for Kristi, whose undiagnosed cancer eventually meant she had to have her right foot and lower leg amputated; she actually requested to be able to keep her foot and eventually created an instagram for her articulated bones. She is facing a lot of medical bills and has had to fight her insurance company on some of them; she is raising money to help with the rest. You can read more and help out here.

Holly was recently injured and needs surgery, but has to come up with $1900 before they will schedule her; she's in a lot of pain and will be until she can have her injury fixed. You can give via paypal at marajade@chattooine.com.

[twitter.com profile] jvfriedman linked to Games vs. Nazis, a weeklong anti-nazi game jam (video game creation event) taking place between 2/6 and 2/13 this year. All finished games will be played on livestream on the weekend of the 17th, and winners will be announced on the 24th. The prize pool will be donated to the winner's choice of RAINN or the SPLC. You can read more here and donate to the prize pool here.

[tumblr.com profile] banesidhe is doing her first Polar Plunge on March 4th. It's a big deal for her due to her anxiety, and she's raising funds for the Special Olympics, so she's hoping for lots of donations at any dollar amount. You can read more here or donate here.

The Victoria Islamic Center in Victoria, Texas was destroyed in a fire over the weekend. As of this posting they don't know what caused the fire, but the Council on American-Islamic Relations will be monitoring the investigation. The Islamic Center is raising funds to rebuild, and they're almost at their goal; you can read more and support rebuilding here.

[tumblr.com profile] dreamwaffles's job ended and she's trying to make ends meet until she can land another one. She has a donation page up here but is also selling beaded jewelery through Etsy; you can check out Saxifrage Designs and make a purchase here.

[tumblr.com profile] nivcharayahel is the only supporter for herself and her sister, who is recovering from a serious, years-long illness and trying to re-enter the workforce. Nivcharayahel is currently working but won't get her first check until mid-February, so they need help with February rent and a few weeks of groceries and supplies. You can read more and help out here.

[tumblr.com profile] rilee16 is still struggling to cover medical expenses after two head injuries last year, and hasn't been cleared to return to work, thus can't earn money to cover basic living costs, let alone the bills they've received, including a recent rent increase. They literally have no money left until their next worker's comp check comes, which means no gas money for their car, so they can't get anywhere to do odd jobs for bill money. You can read more and help out here.

[livejournal.com profile] a_phoenixdragon lost her job a couple of months ago and has been unable to find a new one; because of mounting rent and bills, the family is being evicted. They have the truck and are preparing to move cross-country to a better place for jobs and low housing costs, but still need help to get there and to get a new place once they arrive. You can read more and help them raise the move money here.

Help For Free:

Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary, possibly the best thing on any social media platform ever, is in the running for the Shorty Awards and needs your vote! You can vote daily now through February 16th. Go here to vote; there's also a rebloggable tumblr post here. Do it for Sharky.

Activism:

[tumblr.com profile] kungfunurse linked to an article about public comment on DAPL, the pipeline currently being protested at Standing Rock. There is an article here about what public comment means and how your comments on DAPL can help stop the pipeline.

RebelRouser is a new start-up company developing an online hub for activism, which is currently raising money to launch a site that will provide an activist resource library, basic activism training, and project competitions supported by donations and site ads. You can read more at their website or facebook, and support their launch fundraiser here.

And finally a reminder that if you don't know where to start helping to protest and fight the recent acts of our government, a good place to begin is Indivisible, which offers both a handbook for activism and a directory of local activist groups.


And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!). If you're new to fundraising, you may want to check out my guide to fundraising here.
Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways to Give:

[tumblr.com profile] nivcharayahel is the only supporter for herself and her sister, who is recovering from a serious, years-long illness and trying to re-enter the workforce. Nivcharayahel is currently working but won't get her first check until mid-February, so they need help with February rent and a few weeks of groceries and supplies. You can read more and help out here.

Anon linked to a fundraiser for Penn, a father of two girls who is currently living with his partners in a healthy poly relationship. His ex-wife believes his home is unfit for split custody because of his poly relationship, and the legal fees to battle her suit for custody are mounting. You can read more and help out here.

[tumblr.com profile] possibleweasley has had some medical bills take her by surprise, and she's traveling home after living for nine years in Japan. Her cat's travel costs are much more than expected, and she needs some help to cover them; she's had him for seven years and he was abandoned when she took him in, so she doesn't want to leave him behind again. You can read more and support Okoge's trip home here.

[tumblr.com profile] dreamwaffles's job ended and she's trying to make ends meet until she can land another one. She has a donation page up here but is also selling beaded jewelery through Etsy; you can check out Saxifrage Designs and make a purchase here.

[tumblr.com profile] rilee16 is still struggling to cover medical expenses after two head injuries last year, and hasn't been cleared to return to work, thus can't earn money to cover basic living costs, let alone the bills they've received, including a recent rent increase. They literally have no money left until their next worker's comp check comes, which means no gas money for their car, so they can't get anywhere to do odd jobs for bill money. You can read more and help out here.


Buy Stuff, Help Out:

[personal profile] frith linked to a sale of My Little Pony fanart calendars produced by the Brony Thankyou Fund Charity; proceeds will go to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. Frith is also interested to see if any other fannish fundraiser entities produce calendars -- you can PM Frith on Dreamwidth to get in touch if you do!


Help For Free:

Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary, possibly the best thing on any social media platform ever, is in the running for the Shorty Awards and needs your vote! You can vote daily now through February 16th. Go here to vote; there's also a rebloggable tumblr post here. Do it for Sharky.


Activism and Resources:

[personal profile] tealin has a list posted of low-cost US healthcare resources, largely independent of government funding, for those who may lose their health insurance in the near future. The Dreamwidth version is here or there is a rebloggable Tumblr version here..

[tumblr.com profile] time-traveling-dragon also has a great post up about low-cost medication, including a lot of information about how to apply for it and how to bypass the hurdles involved in getting subsidy or low-cost medication if you lose your health coverage. The rebloggable Tumblr version is here.

And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!). If you're new to fundraising, you may want to check out my guide to fundraising here.
Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways to Give:

[personal profile] notalwaysweak linked to a fundraiser for [twitter.com profile] afullmargin, who is on the verge of losing her home because she's had to use rent money to pay her car repair bills. You can read more at her twitter or Donate at Ko-Fi here. (Ko-fi is a relatively new giving site but I'm given to understand you are not actually buying her a coffee, it's for the rent.)

Anon and [tumblr.com profile] edible_chemistry both linked to a fundraiser for [tumblr.com profile] deadcatwithaflamethrower, who due to medical bills and related health issues, student loan problems, and other financial issues, will need support to get through the next few months. You can read more here or give through PayPal here; you can also help out by buying her book, Ashlesha, here.

[tumblr.com profile] lunaisfree is moving to Seattle to be with her partner, and while she currently has a job, money issues are making the move itself almost impossible. You can read more here and help out here.

[tumblr.com profile] ambienne linked to a fundraiser for The Islamic Center of Eastside, Wasington which has been the target of numerous acts of vandalism and which was badly damaged in an arson fire this past week. You can read more and give to help rebuild here.

[tumblr.com profile] hypernatraemia is a chronically ill trans man, who has a job which provides insurance, but his car has broken down. Without his car he can't get to work, and he really needs to keep this job. He's raising money for a new (to him) car to help him keep his job and thus his insurance for healthcare and transition expenses. You can read more and help out here.

[tumblr.com profile] thephoenix04's partner, Zeah, is fundraising to afford bottom surgery. She has some money saved towards the surgery but an earlier surgery slot opened up and she's trying to pull the rest of the funds together as quickly as possible. You can read more and donate here.

[tumblr.com profile] rilee16 is still struggling to cover medical expenses after two head injuries last year, and hasn't been cleared to return to work, thus can't earn money to cover basic living costs, let alone the bills they've received, including a recent rent increase. You can read more and help out here.

[tumblr.com profile] dreamwaffles's job ended and she's trying to make ends meet until she can land another one. She has a donation page up here but is also selling beaded jewelery through Etsy; you can check out Saxifrage Designs and make a purchase here.


Help For Free:

Anon linked to the Brexit Book Club Campaign, which wants to send a book about the implications of Brexit to every member of parliament. They have the money to send the books but in order to get a response from their MPs, the books need to be accompanied by a note signed by one of the MP's constituents. They're still looking for constituents for some areas, and also would love to have constituents add their names to areas where they already have representation. You can read more about the campaign and add your name here.


Activism:

There are currently two charitable auctions going on in fandom:

[tumblr.com profile] fightbackfic, an organized effort to encourage people to donate to charities in return for thank-you fic. You can sign up to be an author before January 20th here and read more about how donation works here.

[tumblr.com profile] fandomtrumpshate, a fandom auction to benefit charities in the wake of the election. Signups for creators are closed, but you can read more about it here and search here for items to bid on.


And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!). If you're new to fundraising, you may want to check out my guide to fundraising here.
Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways to Give:

[tumblr.com profile] thetoweratcharm's sister has left an abusive relationship, but has POTS and is experiencing ill-health. Her doctors want her to get on disability but her initial claim was denied, and while she has a lawyer working on the problem, at the moment she's just trying to stay in her apartment without any income. You can read more about POTS here and help her keep a roof over her head here.

[tumblr.com profile] hypernatraemia is a chronically ill trans man, who has a job which provides insurance, but his car has broken down. Without his car he can't get to work, and he really needs to keep this job. He's raising money for a new (to him) car to help him keep his job and thus his insurance for healthcare and transition expenses. You can read more and help out here.

[tumblr.com profile] prismatic-bell's synagogue was vandalized on the first night of Chanukkah recently; you may have seen the news stories about someone ramming a truck into their outdoor chanukkiyah and vandalizing their Holocaust memorial. You can read more about the hate crime here, and give to support the repairs and rebuilding here. In this kind of situation, giving isn't just to help people recover damaged property -- it shows support for the community and a stance against hate.

Anon linked to [tumblr.com profile] fightbackfic, an organized effort to encourage people to donate to charities in return for thank-you fic. They currently have thirty-two people offering fifty stories in more than eighty fandoms. You can sign up to be an author before January 20th here and read more about how donation works here.

[tumblr.com profile] thephoenix04's partner, Zeah, is fundraising to afford bottom surgery. She has some money saved towards the surgery but an earlier surgery slot opened up and she's trying to pull the rest of the funds together as quickly as possible. You can read more and donate here.

[tumblr.com profile] rilee16 is still struggling to cover medical expenses after two head injuries last year, and hasn't been cleared to return to work, thus can't earn money to cover basic living costs, let alone the bills they've received, including a recent rent increase. You can read more and help out here.

[tumblr.com profile] dreamwaffles's job ended and she's trying to make ends meet until she can land another one. She has a donation page up here but is also selling beaded jewelery through Etsy; you can check out Saxifrage Designs and make a purchase here.


Help For Free:

[personal profile] soc_puppet linked to Carnation Books, which is creating a charity anthology for Trans Lifeline; the anthology will feature new stories with characters from classic literature reimagined as transgender. Authors are encouraged to submit fanworks for any work in the public domain. Initial proceeds go to the charity, but authors retain the rights to their work and can republish after 12 months. You can read more about submissions here.


News To Know:

[personal profile] brithistorian linked to an updated version of LJArchive, for archiving Livejournal posts and comments, which is a little less buggy than the one circulating. I can vouch for this one; I use it myself. You can download it here. He also linked to LJ-SEC, a bulk post-management tool that allows you to lock, replace, or delete posts en-masse. You can download LJSEC here. I don't use it so can't vouch personally, but I know people who do and nobody's reported a problem. Brithistorian says "You can only delete about 800 posts at a time because of LJ's limits, but by deleting them in chunks (choose "select all" and then "delete selected" - it'll stop automatically when LJ cuts it off) every hour I was able to delete 4000 entries in the course of an afternoon."


Activism:

[tumblr.com profile] whatdoyoumeanitsnotawesome has noted that on January 20th, the @POTUS twitter handle will transfer to Donald Trump, in effect giving him a 13M follower bump. Whatdoyoumeanitsnotawesome proposes a mass-unfollow on the 20th at noon eastern, to tweak him and to show your protest of his administration.


And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!). If you're new to fundraising, you may want to check out my guide to fundraising here.
Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways to Give:

[livejournal.com profile] a_phoenixdragon lost her job a couple of months ago and has been unable to find a new one; because of mounting rent and bills, the family is being evicted and is raising money to move cross-country to a better place for jobs and low housing costs. You can read more and help them raise the move money here.

[personal profile] akatonbo linked to a fundraiser for Korbin the therapy cat, who is undergoing treatment for a bladder blockage; the estimate for his treatment is high and his owner Kyndyl is raising money to help cover it. You can read more and help out here.

[livejournal.com profile] blooddrop recently found a dumped kitten in the snow and is raising funds to pay for worming, spay, vaccines, and other assorted medical bills. She's selling bottles of "Kitten Benefit" essential oil perfume to help defray vet costs; you can read more and purchase a bottle here.

[tumblr.com profile] thephoenix04's partner, Zeah, is fundraising to afford bottom surgery. She has some money saved towards the surgery but an earlier surgery slot opened up and she's trying to pull the rest of the funds together as quickly as possible. You can read more and donate here.

[tumblr.com profile] dreamwaffles's job ended and she's trying to make ends meet until she can land another one. She has a donation page up here but is also selling beaded jewelery through Etsy; you can check out Saxifrage Designs and make a purchase here.

[tumblr.com profile] rilee16 is still struggling to cover medical expenses after two head injuries last year, and hasn't been cleared to return to work, thus can't earn money to cover basic living costs, let alone the bills they've received, including a recent rent increase. You can read more and help out here.

News To Know:

[tumblr.com profile] bastlynn linked to BS Detector, a browser extension for Chrome and Firefox that searches links on webpages and compares them against a list of untrustworthy "fake news" domains, providing warnings about questionable links to the reader. You can read more about BS Detector and its response to Facebook's fake news issue here and download the chrome or firefox extensions.

The (Possible) Fall Of Livejournal:

News has been spreading that SUP, the Russian group that owns LiveJournal, has moved the site's physical servers to Russia, which means that content on those servers is no longer subject to US laws governing free speech. There are extensive ramifications for this, and given the recent likely Russian interference in the US presidential election, the entire situation is highly politicized. Because of the server move, people are leaving LiveJournal in droves, and thus the site may also become financially unviable and close down.

(It occurs to me that the site is also no longer subject to US laws concerning hate speech, and thus LJ may begin attracting fascist and hate-group bloggers at an increasing rate, depending on how SUP decides to handle hate speech.)

[personal profile] brainwane linked to a post about the issue. [tumblr.com profile] numb3r5ev3n also has an informative post with links to news sources, and (at the bottom) a link to LJArchive, which allows you to archive your journal. Having used LJArchive in the past, it tends to hang up on comments, so if you have a lot of comments, uh, you may just have to let those go.

I know a lot of people reading this on LJ have basically stuck with LJ because it's easier than moving, but guys, I think it's time to move to Dreamwidth. Describing Dreamwidth as a code fork of LJ does DW a great disservice, but that's the best place to start -- it's a similar site, but run by people familiar with fandom who forked off from LJ because of LJ's past hostility to fandom. I already use Dreamwidth and you can find me at copperbadge there if you're coming over from LJ; I'll be looking at archiving and possibly shutting down my LJ this week, though it's possible I'll just leave Copperbadge and any other side-journals standing, lock the comms to new members, and simply cease to update.

Also please remember to be patient with Dreamwidth. They're a smallish team and they're dealing with an influx of fandom users, not to mention the Cyrillic users who are migrating over.

And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!). If you're new to fundraising, you may want to check out my guide to fundraising here.
Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways to Give:

L forwarded me an email about a support movement for the Jewish community of Whitefish, Montana, who are under pretty much constant threat from local hate groups. There's a campaign to send cards and care packages of Jewish foods, games, music, and etc. to help the community in Montana feel connected to other Jewish and allied communities in the US. There's no site up that I could find, but you can send cards or packages to:
Love Lives Here
P.O. Box 204
Whitefish, MT 59937

[tumblr.com profile] monstrumdominae linked to a fundraiser for KC Pet Project, the third-largest no-kill shelter in the USA, and one of the few with a parvo ward. Due to the recent extreme cold in the midwest they are overflowing with pets right now, and are fundraising to keep these pets in the shelter system. You can read more about the project here, support them by shopping their partners here, and donate here.

[tumblr.com profile] dreamwaffles's job ended and she's trying to make ends meet until she can land another one. She has a donation page up here but is also selling beaded jewelery through Etsy; you can check out Saxifrage Designs and make a purchase here.

[tumblr.com profile] rilee16 is still struggling to cover medical expenses after two head injuries last year, and hasn't been cleared to return to work, thus can't earn money to cover basic living costs, let alone the bills they've received. You can read more and help out here.

[livejournal.com profile] editrx has been struggling to keep her indy bookstore afloat for this past year, and on top of her troubles there, she's now been the subject of a violent assault by her housemate. She's dealing with mounting medical bills and trauma from the assault and needs a lawyer to ensure her attacker is charged properly and convicted. You can read more and give here, send a giftcard for groceries (to editrx@gmail.com) or support Starcat Books by purchasing here.

News To Know:

[tumblr.com profile] lagonegirl has an amazing list of resources for women of color who need money for higher education.

[tumblr.com profile] somewhereinbetweencomic has a great comic up about resisting hate, which includes a list of donation links to support organizations engaged in the cause.

Activism:

[tumblr.com profile] mostlysignssomeportents has a great post up quoting a statement by radical librarian Jason Friffey about resisting trumpism in libraries.

[tumblr.com profile] action has a post up which is targeted to the situation in Aleppo, but which I think is good general reading: Donate, Educate, Advocate.

And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form or via email at copperbadge at gmail dot com. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!). If you're new to fundraising, you may want to check out my guide to fundraising here.
Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways to Give:

[tumblr.com profile] ithinkimadorable's grandmother recently passed, and she and her mother are raising funds to get to Florida from North Carolina and attend the funeral. You can read more and find the paypal donation address here.

[tumblr.com profile] thephoenix04's partner, Zeah, is fundraising to afford bottom surgery. She has some money saved towards the surgery but an earlier surgery slot opened up and she's trying to pull the rest of the funds together as quickly as possible. You can read more and donate here.

[tumblr.com profile] lisslynae is raising funds to stay in college; she's also trying to avoid returning to her parents' home, since their relationship is not good. She'd like to graduate on time; you can read more and donate here. She is offeringp erks, including poems and stories, for various donation levels.

[tumblr.com profile] morgynleri linked to a fundraiser for her friend Dave, who needs surgery to save his vision. You can read more and give here.

[tumblr.com profile] nubpher linked to a fundraiser for Lauren, a broke theatre student trying to raise money to attend the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Colorado. She needs funds for travel, lodging, and food for herself and a fellow student. You can read more and help out here.

[tumblr.com profile] dreamwaffles's summer job ended and she's trying to make ends meet until she can land another one. She has a donation page up here but is also selling beaded jewelery through Etsy; you can check out Saxifrage Designs and make a purchase here.

[tumblr.com profile] rilee16 is still struggling to cover medical expenses after two head injuries last year, and hasn't been cleared to return to work, thus can't earn money to cover basic living costs, let alone the bills they've received. You can read more and help out here.

[livejournal.com profile] editrx has been struggling to keep her indy bookstore afloat for this past year, and on top of her troubles there, she's now been the subject of a violent assault by her housemate. She's dealing with mounting medical bills and trauma from the assault and needs a lawyer to ensure her attacker is charged properly and convicted. You can read more and give here, send a giftcard for groceries (to editrx@gmail.com) or support Starcat Books by purchasing here.

Help For Free:

[tumblr.com profile] fightforsmthn is a chronically ill teenager, diagnosed with an extremely rare condition called Recurrent Subacute Thyroiditis. She's not fundraising, but rather looking for other patients who have this condition, and for information and support. You can read her account and reblog here.

[tumblr.com profile] theactualcluegirl is looking for rehearsal space in Western Mass for Murder Ballads, who you may remember as the geniuses behind The Ballad Of Captain America's Disapproving Face and other folkie hits. They have some fairly specific needs; you can read more and get in touch here.

Buy Stuff, Help Out:

A post going around tumblr is publicising Sappho Chocolates, in Florida, a lesbian-owned chocolate company with a delightful assortment of Nerd Chocolates. You can read and reblog here or check out their chocolates at their website.

Activism:

The stories coming out of Aleppo this past week have been terrible and tragic. Several people have posted links lists of ways you can help. There is a post here with donation information which also includes links to places you can educate yourself about the situation in Syria and be notified of solidarity events and actions you can take. There are more fundraising links here and [tumblr.com profile] arabstreet has information about their sales page where they're donating a portion of each sale to Syrian relief through the end of 2016.

In the US, Indivisible has put together a PDF called "A Practical Guide for Resisting The Trump Agenda". You can access the guide and Indivisible's website here. (You can download the guide without signing up.)

Anon knows that a lot of people are feeling discouraged by the current state of politics, and has linked to a page of concrete measures where positive actions are having results. You can read 99 Reasons Why 2016 Was A Good Year here.

And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form or via email at copperbadge at gmail dot com. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!). If you're new to fundraising, you may want to check out my guide to fundraising here.
Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways to Give:

Samantha is a paramedic and has just been honored with a physician-level fellowship in resucitation, but can't afford the fellowship and doesn't qualify for a loan. She's crowdfunding to attend the RLA and, as she says, "It's a huge step forward for EMS, for paramedics, and for queer women in medicine."

I don't often source giving pages myself, but this morning I read about a locksmith in NYC who volunteers with dogs and I thought it would serve both as a nice recommendation for a decent New York locksmith (there's a link to his Yelp page) plus a link to support Sugar Mutts Rescue.

[tumblr.com profile] sarah-jt linked to the kickstarter for Fanfic: The Documentary, a documentary about fan writers and fandom. I've featured Fanfic: The Documentary on here before, but their last kickstarter was sadly unsuccessful; here's hoping this one makes its goal (they're a little under halfway there right now).

[tumblr.com profile] dreamwaffles's summer job ended and she's trying to make ends meet until she can land another one. She has a donation page up here but is also selling beaded jewelery through Etsy; you can check out Saxifrage Designs and make a purchase here.

[tumblr.com profile] rilee16 is still struggling to cover medical expenses after two head injuries last year, and hasn't been cleared to return to work, thus can't earn money to cover basic living costs, let alone the bills they've received. You can read more and help out here.

[livejournal.com profile] editrx has been struggling to keep her indy bookstore afloat for this past year, and on top of her troubles there, she's now been the subject of a violent assault by her housemate. She's dealing with mounting medical bills and trauma from the assault and needs a lawyer to ensure her attacker is charged properly and convicted. You can read more and give here, send a giftcard for groceries (to editrx@gmail.com) or support Starcat Books by purchasing here.

Activism:

Anon linked to a petition to commute Chelsea Manning's prison sentence to time served, and while the petition has reached the number of signatures it needs to receive a response from the White House, I wanted to list it anyway because I think it's an important campaign to support; you can read more and help support the campaign here.

And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form or via email at copperbadge at gmail dot com. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!). If you're new to fundraising, you may want to check out my guide to fundraising here.
Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways to Give:

[tumblr.com profile] armadil-lauren is raising money to leave an abusive home; she is moving across the country to attend the university of her choice and join her sister, but her father is charging her for "living costs" and she will also need to pay fees to her university to attend, but can't get student loans for the school's lump-sum fees. You can read more here or donate directly via paypal to l-bow_dolphinz at hotmail.com.

[livejournal.com profile] celtprincess13 linked to a fundraiser for Tracy and Keith, whose son Logan recently died. Because he had Cerebral Palsy, they couldn't get life insurance for him, and are facing expected funeral expenses of around $9K. You can read more and donate to the funeral fundraiser here.

[livejournal.com profile] digitalwave has opened up this year's [livejournal.com profile] wish_list, where people can go to post things they need, from money to help with housing to just wishes for good news years, fics, and postcards. You can get more info here, read how to participate here, and find clickable banners here.

Anon linked to a fundraiser for Jen and Dani, who have been dealing with illness and injuries, which insurance has not fully covered. They're fundraising to cover medical bills and get back on their feet; you can read more and support the fundraiser here.

[tumblr.com profile] dreamwaffles's summer job just ended and she's trying to make ends meet until she fand land another one. She has a donation page up here but is also selling beaded jewelery through Etsy; you can check out Saxifrage Designs and make a purchase here.

[tumblr.com profile] rilee16 is still struggling to cover medical expenses after two head injuries last year, and hasn't been cleared to return to work, thus can't earn money to cover basic living costs, let alone the bills they've received. You can read more and help out here.

[livejournal.com profile] editrx has been struggling to keep her indy bookstore afloat for this past year, and on top of her troubles there, she's now been the subject of a violent assault by her housemate. She's dealing with mounting medical bills and trauma from the assault and needs a lawyer to ensure her attacker is charged properly and convicted. You can read more and give here, send a giftcard for groceries (to editrx@gmail.com) or support Starcat Books by purchasing here.


Activism:

[tumblr.com profile] danceswchopstck linked to an online protest petition against Rex Tillerson, CEO of ExxonMobil, being appointed Secretary of State. You can read more and join the protest here. They offer the option to add your name even if you're not in the US, so international folks concerned about putting the head of a huge oil company in such a massive position of power can add their name as well.


And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form or via email at copperbadge at gmail dot com. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!). If you're new to fundraising, you may want to check out my guide to fundraising here.
Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways to Give:

[tumblr.com profile] legbascrossroad linked to a fundraiser for [tumblr.com profile] overcomefearbeholdwonder, who has been diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos, a degenerative connective tissue disease. The fundraiser is to support medical expenses and also training for a service dog, Pippin. You can read more and give to the fundraiser here.

[tumblr.com profile] theotherguysride has recently lost her job and is trying to find a new one while facing mounting bills. She's offering jewelry commissions, editing/writing help services, and resume editing services, as well as accepting donations. You can read more, donate, or contact/commission her here.

[tumblr.com profile] dreamwaffles's summer job just ended and she's trying to make ends meet until she fand land another one. She has a donation page up here but is also selling beaded jewelery through Etsy; you can check out Saxifrage Designs and make a purchase here.

[tumblr.com profile] rilee16 is still struggling to cover medical expenses after two head injuries last year, and hasn't been cleared to return to work, thus can't earn money to cover basic living costs, let alone the bills they've received. You can read more and help out here.

[livejournal.com profile] editrx has been struggling to keep her indy bookstore afloat for this past year, and on top of her troubles there, she's now been the subject of a violent assault by her housemate. She's dealing with mounting medical bills and trauma from the assault and needs a lawyer to ensure her attacker is charged properly and convicted. You can read more and give here, send a giftcard for groceries (to editrx@gmail.com) or support Starcat Books by purchasing here.

Activism:

[personal profile] cesy linked to two link-gathering groups that may help you be informed and aware, as well as participate in lobbying and protest: [community profile] spoonlessactivists and [community profile] thisfinecrew.

If you're looking to help protect reproductive autonomy and women's rights in an intersectional fashion, there's a great call to action with useful suggestions and links.

[tumblr.com profile] southernslythern has a great post up about how administrative agencies with the government shape our lives and our laws, as well as an explanation of how you can participate in this policymaking. You can read more and find links and explanation here.

And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form or via email at copperbadge at gmail dot com. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!). If you're new to fundraising, you may want to check out my guide to fundraising here.
Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways to Give:

Cyrus is a 21-year-old trans man with a disability living in Seattle whose landlady has given him until the 30th to move out. He has found a wheelchair-accessible apartment but needs to raise the cash for deposit and rent because of the short notice. You can read more and help out here.

[tumblr.com profile] drownedinlight is raising money to pay for half of her graduate school tuition next semester; due to ineligibility for student loans, and student loan repayment next semester, she just needs help getting the semester started. You can read more and help out here.

Rachel linked to a fundraiser for her friend Jane, who is a single mother with urgent medical and housing expenses. You can read more and help out here.

[tumblr.com profile] dreamwaffles's summer job just ended and she's trying to make ends meet until she fand land another one. She has a donation page up here but is also selling beaded jewelery through Etsy; you can check out Saxifrage Designs and make a purchase here.

[tumblr.com profile] heyninja is raising money to pursue her Master's in Counseling, with the goal of filling a gap for people with nontraditional families, fetish interests, BDSM and/or polyamorous lifestyles, and LGBT+ people. You can help fund her degree here.

[tumblr.com profile] rilee16 is still struggling to cover medical expenses after two head injuries last year, and hasn't been cleared to return to work, thus can't earn money to cover basic living costs, let alone the bills they've received. You can read more and help out here.

[livejournal.com profile] editrx has been struggling to keep her indy bookstore afloat for this past year, and on top of her troubles there, she's now been the subject of a violent assault by her housemate. She's dealing with mounting medical bills and trauma from the assault and needs a lawyer to ensure her attacker is charged properly and convicted. You can read more and give here, send a giftcard for groceries (to editrx@gmail.com) or support Starcat Books by purchasing here.

Activism:
(This is a new section which concerns actions to take and information to know regarding the ramifications of an incoming Trump administration. The primary purpose of Radio Free Monday is still to publicize fellow fans in need and fundraisers that we as a community should be aware of, so please don’t flood me with every activist link you come across. That said, do feel free to share the best and most impactful that you encounter or participate in.)

[tumblr.com profile] pidgeling and Amelia both linked to the "We're His Problem Now" calling sheet, which lists weekly "calls to action", tips and strategies, scripts, and contact numbers to help make calling your elected representatives and making your voice heard a total breeze. You can also sign up to receive email notifications and contact them to report issues and share ideas. The sheet is here and the tabs at the top will help you navigate.

Amelia also linked to "Dear Leaders", a compilation of scripts for calling and writing on various issues. You can read more and find scripts here.

[tumblr.com profile] danceswchopstck has compiled a huge list of links to read, calls to action, and other post-election resources; you can read and reblog here.

And one from me: the Trump Administration has a fucking horrifying survey up regarding where they should focus in their first hundred days in office. It looks super-fake but I vetted it and it's real. Go and tell him just how unimportant his goals are.

Buy Stuff, Help Out:

[tumblr.com profile] gelasius linked to [Trans]formation, a performance devised entirely from the works of and performed by transgender, genderqueer, intersex, and nonbinary artists. Gelasius is a performer in the show and reminds us that "in a country hwere our president-elect represents threats to our very existence, we need to tell these trans stories and create community with each other now". The show is running in Chicago through December 17th, and tickets are $30. You can read more (note content warnings!) and buy tickets here.

[tumblr.com profile] magpiesmiscellaney makes wirework jewelry in silver, gold fill, copper, and brass, often with a science geek bent. She's also offering to craft custom pieces for people if they contact her soon. You can shop and commission custom jewelry at her Etsy.

[tumblr.com profile] magpiemiscellaney is also offering jewelry for sale to benefit the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and Doctors Without Borders. With regards to the Planned Parenthood sale, she says "You can ask me to donate or I can put it in your honor, or someone else's should you wish ;)".

On that note, a campaign is underway to donate to Planned Parenthood in Mike Pence's name; if you donate in his honor he receives a card saying you gave in his name, but can't write it off on his taxes. I believe over $20K has already been given in his name, and hopefully more to come!

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