November 11th, 2009

hat

Tzedakah

'Tis the season for semi-annual guilt-induced gift giving. Time to write some checks. Would like to add 2-3 more to the list below-- any suggestions?

In particular, would like to know if there's a particuarly effective nonprofit working on health care reform. Physicians for a National Health Care Program is one I was looking at-- anybody familiar with these guys? Are they hopelessly pie-in-the-sky?

  1. Amnesty International
  2. ACLU
  3. Oxfam International
  4. Drug Policy Alliance
  5. Repair California*
  6. SF Bike Coalition

* Group that wants to call a California constitutional convention, with the aim of rewriting the whole thing. God we need this SO BADLY. For more on these guys, see this New Yorker article