ASJ's & Sunrise's People's Solidarity Fund

Inspired by a national movement to #sharemycheck, we are launching a CR-based funding campaign to redistribute stimulus checks.  A number of our community members will not receive critical relief in this time of crisis. We are specifically hoping to reach undocumented, indigenous, gender nonconforming, trans, immigrant, unhoused, disabled, Black, Brown, and communities of color by supporting immediate relief, mutual aid, and organizing efforts seeking to advance justice even in crisis. 

Why are we creating this fund
People who are able to survive right now on their salaries or on accumulated savings and other assets do not need a stimulus check. For many of us, this money would just go to our savings or to purchase unnecessary things.  We ask people who are able to survive right now on their salaries or on accumulated savings and other assets who do not need a stimulus check to commit these and other available resources to this effort. The fund will redistribute urgently needed resources to direct relief efforts aimed to stabilize families, young people, workers, elders, prisoners and immigrants, and to amplify the long-term changes we need for community resilience next time a crisis hits. 

Who and what will receive funding? 
Donations will be redistributed with input from key community members and the Advocates for Social Justice Board to support immediate relief efforts within undocumented, immigrant, and communities of color as well as other mutual aid efforts reaching the most vulnerable community members. Applications for funds will open by January 11, 2021 and be accepted for up to a week depending on money raised. Those in need will submit a request and the advisory committee will review requests.  Awarded funds will be distributed to Linn County residents who are not able to survive on one stimulus check alone. These resources will support immediate needs, including food and rent relief, and we also aim to support critical long-term organizing and social change efforts by and for the communities being most impacted by COVID-19. 

The Advocates for Social Justice are checking with other community members and organizers to figure out the areas of greatest need, and have set up a more formal advisory committee. Many other people who are accountable to their communities are being contacted and advising us as we write this. We will share their names if they give us permission to do so knowing that some people will choose to advise confidentially, and we respect their choice.

THANK YOU!

Donations

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  • Jessica Clark 
    • $300 
    • 1 d
  • Chad graham 
    • $40 
    • 2 d
  • Amy Drahos 
    • $50 
    • 2 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $1,000 
    • 3 d
  • Darrow Center 
    • $100 
    • 3 d
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Fundraising team (3)

Tamara Marcus 
Organizer
Raised $700 from 3 donations
Cedar Rapids, IA
Bridget Williams 
Team member
Raised $1,655 from 10 donations
Nicole Legrand 
Team member
Raised $600 from 1 donation
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