do you have any recommendations for what a 16 y.o. antifascist in the usa can do to stand for the cause? i can drive and purchase things, but i can't vote (or do any other legal things) or attend protests but i would like to be able to make the message heard in my town. i just can't think of anything i can do besides posting flyers.
Well there are a lot of things you can still do. I’ll start by first recommending the always great Food Not Bombs. They’re in just about every state which you can find your closest location here. You help prepare and hand out food to however needs a meal. This could mean picking up ingredients or donating or helping to cook or prep or handing it out or cleaning up after. This is a great way to help those in your community, they’re almost always are using food that would have gone to in the garbage so it’s reducing food waste. ALSO, it’s (in my experience) been a great way to get to know people with similar ideals as you.
If there’s not a Food Not Bombs near you look for similar organizations or groups that do the same work. You can volunteer at local community centers, shelters, etc. or donate to them. You might even be able to do similar work through religious centers or cultural centers and some of this can get pretty politically relevant. For examples, some churches in my state used to do water drops in the desert for people crossing the border and help once they crossed into the U.S.
Look at events that colleges near you might be holding. You might see a range of options here. Maybe a seminar about a subject that’s open to the public or a donation drive for a specific cause or a speaker open to the public or even go see if there’s any fliers around the campus. The community college I used to live near held a lot of stuff that centered around homeless LGBT+ youth. They had a local LGBT+ organization come to campus and explain how to help and how to get involved with other offshoot organizations. I have gone to several events without attending the school and they were always free. This applies to both state and community schools.
And as your resident Zine Mod™ I will always recommend getting involved in the zine scene. Make you own political zine or see if others are looking for submissions. The best way to meet like-minded people, in my opinion. And it allows you a chance express yourself and share that with people who might also want to get involved.