So, knowing that jeb has stumbled on the Iraq War and WMD’s on several occasions. It would be in all our best interests as voters to remember that jeb added his brother to his campaign as a military expert and that should not only scare everyone it should enlightened voters about the conservative party of the 21st Century. Why? Because it definitely ain’t your fathers conservative minded American, but then that is just my opinion least we dissect what Jeb meant about how America would decline without a certain immigrant … I think I know what he meant, how about you ~ Nativegrl77
Next week, I’ll take the stage at our 10th anniversary ceremony. But before I do that, I want to send this message to thank you, the core of our 1 million members. With your help, we have been able to create real-world change for Black people in America.
As I prepare for our anniversary, I’m also thinking a lot about why Van Jones and James Rucker founded this organization ten years ago, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. In the past year alone, we’ve seen too many Black lives taken at the hands of police to keep count. Even ten years after the storm that ravaged the Gulf Coast and spurred the founding of this organization, our brothers and sisters in Black communities are still in a state of crisis.
Van and James wanted to build an organization with the capacity to respond in times like these. They wanted to build a network of ordinary people with the passion to push for justice. Even before “Black Lives Matter,” they had a vision of how we could bring our voices together and use that collective voice to demand accountability and grow a movement for Black people. That’s what ColorofChange has spent the past 10 years doing.
When I address the crowd at the ceremony next week, I’ll take stock of precedents we’ve set and the systemic change we have been able to bring about:
We’ve done all of this with a small core staff of committed, dedicated campaigners and, most importantly, the voices and support of our members. In the next ten years of our organization’s life, there will be much more work to do. With your help, we can seek out and support new movements that elevate the value of Black lives, Black voices and Black political power.
But it all depends on you. Your donations–the hard-earned dollars you give because you believe in justice for our communities–are what sustain our work. As we lay out an ambitious vision for the next decade, we are asking you to give what you can to help support that vision.
If we can raise $150,000 for our tenth anniversary, we will have the funding we need to continue to fight for Black voices and Black lives. Our staff is small, dedicated and proven change agents. Click to contribute $15 a month towards our work, or give whatever you can.
Thanks and peace,
–Rashad Robinson, Executive Director, ColorofChange