Let’s take a day for some good news and a little laughter.
We’ve donated over $17 MILLION dollars to help refugees get justice!
The fundraising for the Texas nonprofit, the Refugee & Immigration Center for Education & Legal Services (RAICES) has been amazingly successful. A social media–driven fundraiser, started on June 16th by two early employees of Facebook, Charlotte and Dave Willner, for RAICES become the LARGEST in Facebook’s history, with more than $17 million donated as of Thursday. The San Antonio-based nonprofit is the largest immigration legal services provider in Texas, with free and low-cost services for immigrant children, families and refugees in central and south Texas.
We’ve also learned a new term…”rage donating“.
The Willners had originally planned to raise $1,500 for the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES). The minimum cost of a bond to get someone out of detention is $1,500, but they can cost up to $10,000.
Using their technical expertise and leveraging the influence of their friends in the techical world, they made their fundraiser accessible and got matching grants from large donors. By June 18th, they had raised $9,135,877 towards a new goal of $11 million.
Join them on Facebook and make a donation here.
FAQ’s for RAICES here.
More ways to help here.
We’re winning the imaginary civil war we supposedly started today!
Continue reading “Wed. 7/4: Put up your flag today! The America we’re proud of is still here.”
Talking with friends, Techies needed, Veterans needing help, Wake up, Microsoft! – 4 new actions…
Thanks to everyone who came to a Ventura County “Families Belong Together” event! (Photos, links, additional actions here.) We’ve asked you all to do some phone calls to our legislators on the links, but if you have a little more energy…
#1 – Tell your friends it’s time for “all hands on deck”.
(from President Obama) ““If you are one of these folks who is watching cable news at your cocktail parties with your friends and you are saying ‘civilization is collapsing‘ and you are nervous and worried, but that is not where you are putting all your time, energy and money, then either you don’t actually think civilization is collapsing … or you are not pushing yourself hard enough and I would push harder.“”
Action: Ask your favorite mopers to watch the video in the link above and help them sign up at IndivisibleVentura.org or have them type in their zip code here to find a nearby group to get started. Then check in with them and see how they’re doing. Ask if they want to carpool to events. Make fighting back the new normal, not the exception.
#2 – CALLING ALL TECHIES! The Resistance needs your help!
Continue reading “Mon- 7/2: New actions to help the families and kids.”