Santa Con revelers marching joyfully in the streets in support of their generous hero (photo by Carol Schatz Papper)

A Christmas Gift List for “Woke” Santas and Maybe Even You

Partridges are out, donations are in. Here, a progressive approach to gift-giving on the “Twelve Days of Christmas

By Carol Schatz Papper

On the 1st day of Christmas, my true lib gave to me…
a gift pledge to NAACP .

On the 2nd day of Christmas, my true lib gave to me…
2 ADL and a gift pledge to NAACP.

On the 3rd day of Christmas, my true lib gave to me…
3 fresh PENs, 2 ADL, 
and a gift pledge to NAACP.

On the 4th day of Christmas, my true lib gave to me…
4 Rock the Vote, 3 fresh PENs, 2 ADL, 
and a gift pledge to NAACP.

On the 5th day of Christmas, my true lib gave to me…
5 EMILY’s List
4 Rock the Vote, 3 fresh PENs, 2 ADL, 
and a gift pledge to NAACP.

On the 6th day of Christmas, my true lib gave to me…
6 Sierra Clubbing, 5 EMILY’s List! 
4 Rock the Vote, 3 fresh PENs, 2 ADL, 
and a gift pledge to NAACP.

On the 7th day of Christmas, my true lib gave to me…
7 HRCing, 6 Sierra Clubbing, 5 EMILY’s List!
4 Rock the Vote, 3 fresh PENs, 2 ADL, 
and a gift pledge to NAACP.

On the 8th day of Christmas, my true lib gave to me…
8 SPLC, 7 HRCing , 6 Sierra Clubbing, 5 EMILY’s List!
4 Rock the Vote, 3 fresh PENs, 2 ADL, 
and a gift pledge to NAACP.

On the 9th day of Christmas, my true lib gave to me…
9 NOWing, 8 SPLC, 7 HRCing , 6 Sierra Clubbing, 5 EMILY’s List!
4 Rock the Vote, 3 fresh PENs, 2 ADL, 
and a gift pledge to NAACP.

On the 10th day of Christmas, my true lib gave to me…
10 Lambda Legal, 9 NOWing, 8 SPLC, 7 HRCing , 6 Sierra Clubbing, 
5 EMILY’s List!
4 Rock the Vote, 3 fresh PENs, 2 ADL, 
and a gift pledge to NAACP.

On the 11th day of Christmas, my true lib gave to me…
11 NARFing, 10 Lambda Legal, 9 NOWing, 8 SPLC, 7 HRCing , 6 Sierra Clubbing, 5 EMILY’s List!
4 Rock the Vote, 3 fresh PENs, 2 ADL, 
and a gift pledge to NAACP.

On the 12th day of Christmas, my true lib gave to me…
12 Safe Passage Project, 11 NARFing, 10 Lambda Legal, 9 NOWing, 8 SPLC, 7 HRCing , 6 Sierra Clubbing, 5 EMILY’s List!
4 Rock the Vote, 3 fresh PENs, 2 ADL, 
and a gift pledge to NAACP.

Sing it out loud and proud (it works). Share it with your friends. Click the ❤️ below this list. Donate. Keep reading for list of organizations below.

Photo illustration using the “Dreams” setting from Prisma by Carol Schatz Papper
  1. NAACP: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. “Join us in the fight to protect our lives, our rights, our future. We need you more than ever.”
  2. ADL: Anti-Defamation League. “Come together. Fight anti-semitism and bigotry. Defend civil liberties.”
  3. PEN America: “Louder together. Join us and help defend free-expression.”
  4. Rock the Vote: “Building political power for young people. Who show up.”
  5. EMILY’s List: “We ignite change by getting pro-choice Democratic women elected to office.”
  6. Sierra Club: “Explore, enjoy and protect the planet.”
  7. HRC: Human Rights Campaign. “Advocating for LGBTQ equality. Love will conquer hate.”
  8. SPLC: Southern Poverty Law Center. “The SPLC is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society.”
  9. NOW: National Organization for Women. “Keep fighting for feminism! Stop attacking women’s health!”
  10. Lambda Legal: “…the oldest and largest national organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.”
  11. NARF: Native American Rights Fund. “NARF is fully committed to continue our right to protect Native Rights and expand tribal sovereignty–and fight we will. We stand by our commitment as ‘Modern Day Warriors’ to do so.”
  12. Safe Passage Project: “No child should face immigration court alone.”

And don’t forget to click the ❤️ for Peace, Love, and Joy wherever you can find or make it this holiday season.