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best coast sets up email hotline for anyone 'scared, discouraged, unsafe'

'I stand with immigrants, POC, disabled, women (especially survivors of sexual abuse/assault), poor, single mothers and fathers, minorities, everyone,' wrote singer Bethany Cosentino.

by Hannah Ongley
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Nov 10 2016, 6:45pm

The presidential election result on Tuesday night has been a source of fear and discouragement for many women, black people, Muslim people, Mexican people, LGBTQ people, veterans, Beyoncé fans, environmentalists, and perhaps even president-elect Donald Trump's own wife and son. Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast has had a particularly adverse reaction to the events, and has made no secret of it on her characteristically on-point and unapologetic Twitter account. "TO ANYONE TRYING TO SAY DONALD TRUMP ISNT A RACIST- I FEEL SORRY FOR YOUR BLATANT IGNORANCE," she tweeted yesterday. In the hours since the election was called, Cosentino has also been retweeting everything from YG's anti-Trump rap anthem to the numbers of suicide prevention services that could potentially save lives during this turbulent time. Now she has set up her own email hotline (BestCoastHotline@gmail.com) for anyone feeling "scared, discouraged, unsafe" to reach out to. "Please write me and I'll do my best to help," she tweeted yesterday. 

In a separate Instagram post of a tarot card, the singer pledged her commitment to standing with the marginalized groups now made more vulnerable than ever. "I stand with immigrants, POC, disabled, women (especially survivors of sexual abuse/assault), poor, single mothers and fathers, minorities, everyone," she wrote. "I stand with you to day and everyday. Be kind to one another, we need it now more than ever." See here for ways that you can donate to and volunteer for the crucial organizations that support these groups. 

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