This guide offers Davis area resources for people likely to be most impacted by the Trump presidency, including women, people of color, immigrants, and the LGBTQ community. It draws heavily on the Oh Crap! What Now? Survival Guide while also localizing this information for Davis residents.
1. Start practicing sticking up for yourself and each other. Reports of attacks on people of color, queers, Jews, and those perceived to be from other countries are on the rise in a big way. How will you stick up for yourself? How will you intervene if you see injustice? For some of us, these have never been abstract questions. Make sure you have answers.
2. If you’re trans, make decisions with regards to your legal gender, if you haven’t, and consider what makes the most sense with regards to your gender markers. Congruency will help here. Remember: gender is an imperfect strategy. Don’t expect this to feel good; it is a survival strategy.
3. Get a passport if you haven’t got one, and be thoughtful about your relationship to the immigration system if you are not a citizen or permanent resident. If you want to change your gender marker on your passport, do it now, before Obama’s executive order making it easy is repealed. Here’s more about that.
4. Trump and the GOP have said repeatedly they want to repeal or substantively change the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare.) No one knows what these changes will be but they will likely roll back some of the more progressive aspects of this care. Visit healthcare providers for all health, dental, family planning, and preventative care needs immediately. Especially if it’s been a while,
5. Protect your family if it is not a two-married-parents-of-a-biological-offspring-family! Second parent adoption, immigration needs, all of this is likely to be up in the air. Visit lawyers, think about power of attorney (POA) and wills.
Name and Gender Markers on State and Federal IDs
Responding to Hate
Queer Family Stabilization