(The photo above is of Atticus’s thinking face.)
One major reason I decided to write Nonprofit was to demystify what activism can look like. Right now and particularly after the elections, there has been a rise of activated people looking for ways to make change in their community. The first 100 days of our current administration has passed and we know that the journey to the end of their time in office will now likely be a long one.
On days like today, where health care is in danger of being cut for millions of people especially women, queer, and trans people of color and low income families who heavily rely on the affordable care act, it is difficult to think that anything can be done to change the systems that keep marginalized people oppressed. As an activist, I have been involved in lobbying legislators to organizing communities against harmful local initiatives – and it is hard work.
For me, change happens through the shifting of culture and society, which is a critical piece in making systemic change. Not only do we need to work at advocating for policy change, but what informs policy change is through the work of changing hearts and minds about an issue. Now is a time in which we can try and do that by supporting grassroots projects like this one.
During the first day of our Seed&Spark campaign, we were able to raise $615! Thanks to you we are well on our way to meeting our goal. Raising funds in the first few days is critical in the overall success of our campaign. If you’ve already donated, THANK YOU! Please continue to share the campaign with your friends, family, and social networks. If you haven’t donated as of yet and plan to, we’d appreciate your support especially in these first few days.
Our goal is to reach $3000 by the end of Friday, May 5th, can you help us continue to keep up the momentum? Forward this message to 3 of your friends or post on social media as to why this project is important to you and during a time where we need to harness all of the ways to resist and thrive.
Thank you so much for your support!