From Shireen Nori - <[email protected]>
Subject Expanding our goal for bail funds
Date June 6, 2020 11:55 PM
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We’re blown away,

We set an ambitious goal to raise $35,000 for bail funds and Black-led
organizations across the country. In less than 24 hours, we blew our goal
out of the water. 

So many of you stepped up and as of today, we’ve raised $57,327.66 as a
movement. We underestimated what we could do together, so now we’re
raising our goal to $70,000. 

[ [link removed] ]Can you chip in $5 right now and help us reach $70,000 by
the end of the weekend? 100% of your donation will go directly to those on
the frontlines fighting for justice.

Chip in $5 to frontline protesters →

Since we sent our first email, the number of people arrested across the
country calling for justice for George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and
defending Black lives has risen to over 10,000.^1 In cities across the
country, protesters are being tear gassed, assaulted, and jailed by their
local police. 

These peaceful protests across the country – and the world – are examples
of righteous rage against racism and injustice that’s gone unchecked for
far too long.

We must all rise up to meet this moment and demand change. There are many
ways you can help out right now. Whether that’s joining the frontline
protests, attending webinars or mass calls on how to take action, or self
educating, we trust that you will make the best decisions for yourself and
your community. 

If you can’t take action in person, donating money (while alone isn’t
enough) is one crucial way that we can all be supporting this movement and
help make sure that everyone who is rising up for justice is able to get
home safely – whether or not they can afford to pay their freedom and post

That’s why we’re trying to raise another $12,672.34 before the end of the
weekend for a group of bail funds, mutual aid funds, and racial justice
organizations across the country.

[ [link removed] ]Will you split a donation of $5 to these bail funds and
Black-led groups across the county?

The recent murders of Black lives illustrate what it means to be Black in
this country. As the case of George Floyd makes clear, the presence of
police even for the slightest thing can be a death sentence for Black

It is clear – especially in light of the police response to these
demonstrations – that our safety comes from the community, not the police.
The only way we’re going to stop this endless cycle of police violence is
by defunding the police and investing in our communities instead. 

We’ve seen the human toll of disinvestment in our communities through
COVID-19 which has taken Black lives at an alarming rate. From health
care, education, and criminal justice, Black people are the most
vulnerable to every harm in our society. 

What we’re experiencing is not new. The legacies of freedom fighters of
the past have taught us that our demands for change will be met with
force. But we will not let up, and that’s why we must support community
bail funds, mutual aid funds, and racial justice organizations who are
leading this fight. 

[ [link removed] ]Join us in donating to local bail funds and Black-led organizations
from all across the country. Support those on the frontlines and together
we can demand radical change.

Let’s keep rising.


P.S. - Go to [ [link removed] ] to learn more about what you can
do in the days ahead wherever you are.


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