About the author

I am the author, co-author, secondary-author, ghost-author, and non-author of articles, speeches, book chapters, and even entire books! The most recent can be found at LosingMyReligions.net. Currently, I am President of One Step for Animals; previously, I was shitcanned from so many nonprofits that we can’t list them all here. Before my unfortunate encounter with activism, I was an aerospace engineer who wanted to work for NASA (to impress Carl Sagan). My hobbies include photography, almost dying, and {REDACTED}. I live in Tucson with my soulmate and reluctant editor Anne, along with the occasional snake and scorpion.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Recent Donations

I think that at the margin at the moment, a dollar to One Step for Animals does the most to reduce suffering. Long-term, I think the work of The Good Food Institute has the biggest potential to reduce suffering.

My personal non-animal donations have gone to small organizations doing important work without a lot of recognition:

Transgender Law Center

The Trevor Project

Southern Arizona Gender Alliance

Obviously, though, small organizations can't undo massive structural setbacks. So I've recently donated to the senate campaigns in Iowa and North Carolina, with the hope being those dollars have the greatest marginal impact. No, I don't think my contributions are likely to make a difference, or that the expected value is the same as the amount given. But I think the ... slight hope? ... the donations provide me make them worth it, in the same way text banking, letter writing, and (previously) knocking doors did. 

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