Tue Nov 26 2019

2019 In Review: 10 Biggest Issues (& How to Help)

Recap the most news-worthy moments of 2019 and learn how you can make a difference.

2019 In Review: 10 Biggest Issues (& How to Help)

Can you believe it’s almost time to wrap up 2019?! This year has been a doozy, filled with really amazing highs and even more unbelievable lows. Before we put a bow on the ‘10s, though, we want to look back at the moments that felt defining — and offer a way to make an impact.

Check out our year-end list below, then ping us with your thoughts: Which of the year’s moments impacted you the most? Which issues do you want to support?

Make an Impact on 2019’s Biggest Issues

👩‍⚖January 2019 👩‍⚖

The most diverse Congress ever is sworn into office, including 102 women in the House of Representatives and 23 women in the Senate.

Support women running for office with She Should Run.

🚫April 2019 🚫

A ban initiated by President Trump that prohibits transgender people from serving in the military went into effect on April 12. This reversed three years of open service by transgender troops.

Support the National Center for Transgender Equality, the leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people.

🤰May 2019 🤰

Twenty-eight anti-choice state legislatures proposed abortion bans with the express intent of challenging Roe v. Wade.

Support ALMA’s Protecting Choice fund, which includes nine non-profits.

🇲🇽June 2019 🇲🇽

Reports of migrants at the Texas-Mexico border living in holding camps without access to water, beds and other necessities galvanized support for families trying to enter the U.S.

Support ALMA’s Texas-Mexico Border Support fund that benefits 15 nonprofits working on-the-ground in Texas.

⚽️July 2019 ⚽️

The United States women's national soccer team wins its fourth Women’s World Cup.

Support soccer for under-served youth with Soccer Without Borders.

☮️August 2019 ☮️

Mass shootings kill 53 people this month, including high-profile massacres in Dayton, Ohio, El Paso, Texas and Odessa, Texas.

Support an end to mass shootings with Everytown for Gun Safety.

🌳August 2019 🌳

Fires spread through the Amazon Rainforest and other parts of Brazil. Indigenous groups face damage to their homes and habitat while smoke affects urban areas across the country.

Support seven nonprofits with ALMA’s Help the Amazon Rainforest Fires Fund.

🌎September 2019 🌎

Global climate strike led by activist Greta Thunberg to call attention to man-made climate change and its effects.

Support environmental protection nonprofits with ALMA’s Climate Change fund.

⛵️October 2019 ⛵️

Many cities celebrate Indigenous People’s Day instead of Columbus Day with the legacy of colonialism called into question.

Support the Native American Rights Fund, the oldest, largest nonprofit legal org asserting and defending the rights of Indian tribes, organizations, and individuals.

🚒November 2019 🚒

Wildfires cause damage throughout California’s largest cities, causing many to lose their homes.

Support six nonprofits helping victims with ALMA’s California Wildfires 2019 Fund.

Discover more ALMA funds and nonprofits with ALMA search. Search by cause, nonprofit name or EIN to find orgs you want to support.