Donate to a better 2018!

(All over Berlin and other parts of Germany, you can find Stolpersteine (“stumbling block”) embedded in the paving. These are small plaques memorializing local Holocaust victims that begin with “Here lived..” and includes details about the person’s life, including when they were born and when and where they died.)

This is the last day of the last year that the majority of us can deduct our charitable contributions. So if you have a few dollars left, here are both some less-known ways you can contribute and some important charitable funds we may take for granted…

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

(attributed George Santayana)

Are we as brave as the Germans in confronting hard truths?
Our country is currently home to over a thousand monuments celebrating a deliberately fictitious version of the Civil War. However, there are few markers that truly describe the savagery that followed the war – the lynching deaths of over 4000 black Americans between the years of 1877 to 1950. This deliberate forgetting and suppression of history infects our culture through the present day. But we can donate to help create an amazing work of memory, healing and contemplation here.

Here is the website regarding the Peace and Justice Memorial or skip directly to the short video below of this profoundly affecting structure to be built in Montgomery, Alabama and the program for 800 markers to be dispersed to their corresponding counties where these atrocities happened.

Want to really thank the black women who saved our democratic hopes in Alabama? The ones who tried to save us from Trump? Help them get elected!

Donate to these great organizations!

Color of Change

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation

HigherHeightsforAmerica.org

Woke Vote

The Collective Political Action Committee

Thank and support the people in the trenches fighting for us everyday…

Planned Parenthood

ACLU

Environmental Issues

Water Protector Legal Collective

Sierra Club

Recommendations from Veterans for Peace

One Love Collective (Helps organizations in the Virgin Islands)

Hurricane Maria Community Recovery Fund

Para la Naturaleza

Medical and Health Care

Doctors Without Borders

Remote Area Medical

Journalism & Research

The Trace (nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization dedicated to increasing public understanding of gun violence through independent journalism)

Everytown for Gun Safety

The Guardian

Donate Local

Thomas Fire Victims (VC United Way)

CAUSE (Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy)

MICOP (Ventura’s indigenous immigrant community)

CFROG (Citizens for Responsible Oil and Gas)

Food & Water Watch – California

Donate to the Resistance

Indivisible

Rogan’s List at RISE STRONGER

Amy Siskind’s List

To Schools and Awesome Teachers…

https://www.donorschoose.org

Some End-of-year Reading and thanks for your work…

The Year in Resistance (NYTimes)

And a short ±6 minute bit of encouragement for the path forward this next year.

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