Sample Social Media

Invite your friends, family and followers to join you in pledging to #GiveTheFuture! Use our sample content here or write your own social media posts and emails.

Sample tweets

I pledged to #GiveTheFuture this holiday season, will you join me? Visit givethefuture.org to learn how!

I’m putting my money where my mouth is this holiday season. Join me and pledge to #GiveTheFuture! Learn more: givethefuture.org

#GiveTheFuture this holiday season by pledging gift money to fight bullying and bigotry. Learn how at givethefuture.org

#GiveTheFuture this holiday season! Pledge your gift money to fight bullying and bigotry at givethefuture.org

I’m fighting fascism for the holidays! #GiveTheFuture and spend your $ to help others instead of on gifts: givethefuture.org

This holiday season, join me in supporting people most at risk from Trump policies: pledge to #GiveTheFuture at givethefuture.org

I #GiveTheFuture because I can’t take #eightcrazyyears of Trump! Pledge to fight his backwards policies at givethefuture.org

I #GiveTheFuture because #LoveTrumpsStuff. Join me supporting those in need instead of buying presents this year: givethefuture.org

The future is more important than the presents! #GiveTheFuture and make a difference at givethefuture.org #howthefuturestoleChristmas

Sample Facebook posts

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This holiday season, I pledge to @GiveTheFuture, dedicating my voice and resources to people targeted by Trump’s bullying. Instead of gifts, I’m giving donations to organizations committed to progress, community, and protecting the most vulnerable. Pledge to #GiveTheFuture with me and make a difference!

The future is more important than the presents! Join me in pledging to #GiveTheFuture this holiday season by donating your gift money to the fight against bullying and bigotry. Join a movement of millions, working for a future that belongs to everyone.

I’m fighting fascism for the holidays! I pledged to #GiveTheFuture and spend my money fighting bullying and bigotry. The average American spends more than $900 on retail during the holiday season – imagine how much good we could do if we all donated that money instead. Will you join me?

Still wondering what you can do to make a difference after the election – pledge to #GiveTheFuture. Join me in donating to the organizations helping the people likely to be most harmed in Trump’s presidency instead of buying holiday gifts this year. 

Post to Instagram

Download these badges and post to your Instagram, or post your own photo! Use #GiveTheFuture in your post and tag @GiveTheFuture in the photo. (Click on the image to download)

Sample Emails

For your friends and family who agree Trump’s agenda is harmful:

Dear friends and family,

I know many of us were dismayed about the election of Donald Trump a couple of weeks ago. Since then I have been thinking about how to protect the people and values I love against the Trump agenda. Today I’m writing to ask you to join me in pledging to #GiveTheFuture.

#GiveTheFuture asks us to pledge all or part of their holiday gift budget to organizations that support progressive change, particularly organizations fighting for people Trump most endangers.

There are a couple of ways to #GiveTheFuture. Some families and groups will pool their resources to give one large gift; some will make individual donations in honor of individual loved ones. Either way, I hope you will join me. You can find out about key organizations and take the pledge at givethefuture.org.

Please join me. This is one way we can all show up for the causes, values and people we care about.

With love,

[your name]

For your friends and family email who need more of a nudge:

Dear friends and family,

I know that many of us disagree strongly about the result of the election, and are feeling frustrated and hurt about it. I want you to know that I love you all, and that I’ve chosen to #GiveTheFuture this holiday season. I hope you will join me.

#GiveTheFuture asks Americans to pledge all or part of their holiday gift budget to organizations that protect vulnerable people, including some people that may be harmed by Trump administration policies. I know that some of us differ about Trump’s proposed policies, but I think we can all agree on basic American values like freedom of speech and equal opportunity, and those are the values I am pledging to support.

Please join this important effort by giving a donation in my name, rather than giving me a gift. You can read more, and make your pledge, at givethefuture.org.

With love and best wishes,

[your name]

Pro-tip: It’s always best to send individualized, personal email. Try adding something like, “I know you care about the safety of LGBTQIA+ people – that’s why I’m writing to ask you to join me in pledging to #GiveTheFuture.”