And if you’re in the US, check for smaller organizations in your state. No matter where you are, there are locals who need you to have their backs right now.
Aboard the starship Sapphire, dashing space knight Thorn is enjoying a cuddle with rescued-from-a-derelict alien Leif . . .
Thorn: Hard to believe you only joined us six turns ago, huh? It feels like you’ve been here for two solar cycles . . .
. . . Oh. We’re being deployed to the Månborg system.
Leif: What? That’s empire territory. Why?
Thorn: There’s a nearby system — outside the Empire, not part of the Alliance — that’s been embroiled in an ugly war. The locals are desperate to get to safety, and Månborg is the shortest FTL hop away. But instead of offering them asylum like an Alliance planet would, the Empire is treating these people like criminals.
No legal protections, no medical treatment — and they’re locking them in cages. Look at this! These are civilians! A lot of them are children!
Leif: . . .
Well, maybe the government has a good reason?
Thorn: I think one of our translators is malfunctioning. Let me try again. I said they’re putting children in cages.
To be continued . . .