What some people considered unthinkable happened. Donald Trump’s the new president-elect.

With Election Day now over, unions and activists are looking forward to the next step. But at this moment, they’re taking time to reassess. Lee Saunders, president of AFSCME, thought about what’s next.

“As we take stock of the message voters sent yesterday, we see that many were motivated by a real, palpable fear for their ability to provide for their families,” said Saunders in a statement. “We must come together now to address that economic insecurity while not falling prey to the politics of division and hate. We must focus on rebuilding the middle class and restoring the American Dream for everyone, not just the privileged few.”

Saunders continued, “For our part, the 1.6 million public service workers of AFSCME will never quit working to make their communities safer, healthier and better places to live. We will do what we do best to hold President-elect Trump accountable on his promise to restore the American Dream: organize and advocate for solutions for all working people, from affordable health care for all, to reducing student debt, to rebuilding America’s infrastructure.”

Although AFSCME responded to the AmNews’ requests for a statement, other unions, such as 32BJ and DC37, didn’t have anything ready. Some, such as 1199 SEIU, said they were still working on a statement as of press time.

Other unions seemed to be divided. Although the Teamsters endorsed Hillary Clinton in August, a Facebook page called “Teamsters for Trump” had more than 5,600 followers. On that page, some called the Democratic party the true “party of hate” and some said “Thank you, Jesus” once the election had been called for Trump. Others linked to a Russia Today story with Vladimir Putin saying he’s ready to restore relations with the U.S. now that Trump will be president.

As unions figured out their place in the new political world, activists also came to the forefront to talk about how important their work has become under a Trump regime.

“As we enter a new chapter in the history of our country, our work becomes even more essential,” said Judith Browne Dianis, executive director of the Advancement Project, a multiracial civil rights organization. “The vitriolic manifestations of racism, sexism and xenophobia that took hold during this election cycle are a reminder of the long road ahead. Through it all, people of color have—with direct and collective action—driven and advanced the discourse about race and chipped away at white supremacy in this country. We have demonstrated that we will not be silent in the face of injustice and that we can build thriving local movements from coast to coast.”

She added, “Our movement is stronger than it’s ever been. Our solidarity is deeper than ever.”

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund noted that this election was the first in more than 50 years without the full protection of the Voting Rights Act. Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP-LDF, said she hoped it would be the last.

“We will learn more in the coming days about the specifics of the challenges faced by voters around the country, but we already know the truth: The Voting Rights Act is vital and necessary to protect our elections,” stated Ifill. “Ahead of this election, we saw an unprecedented number of threats and attempts to intimidate and misinform voters. Voter suppression laws targeting minority voters sailed through state legislatures.”

She continued, “We must resist the urge to applaud and say ‘it was not as bad as we thought it was going to be’ or ‘it could have been worse.’ The bottom line is that nobody who has the right to vote and wants to make their voice heard should be denied that opportunity. Even one case of disfranchisement is too many.”