Support the mothers' delegation to DC!
December 2, 2014
Today is #GivingTuesday, and we’re thrilled that a generous donor has offered to match every dollar you donate today, December 2! The money we raise will go toward bringing to Washington DC a delegation of mothers who have lost children to police brutality to demand justice and accountability. Our goal is to raise $20,000, and so far, we’ve reached $6,500.
The uprising against police brutality in Ferguson has captured the attention and imagination of the nation. Just yesterday, organizers from Ferguson met with President Obama, Vice President Biden, and Attorney General Eric Holder Young people have been out on the streets in dozens of cities. Protesters disrupted Eric Holder yesterday during his speaking event in Atlanta, calling him out for failing to hold killer police accountable. The administration is feeling the pressure, proposing reforms such as $263 million for body cameras for police officers. Change is happening but it’s not enough.
That’s why bringing the mothers to Washington DC right now is so critical. These women won’t be appeased by body cameras alone. They want to change the police culture; they want an overhaul of law enforcement tactics and protocols. Giving these mothers a national platform is a way to help push this movement to the next level.
With the delegation coming to DC in less than a week, we need your help. We’re sure you agree that no mother should have to endure what these mothers have endured. Help them reach the policymakers and get the attention they deserve. This #GivingTuesday, please consider making a donation to bring these moms to DC. While you make a donation, leave a message for the mothers and we'll be sure to deliver them.
With determination and gratitude,
Alli, Anastasia, Anna, Janet, Jodie, Kristen, Medea, Nancy, Nathan, Sophia and Tighe