I hope you will join me in raising funds to purchase a full, front page ad for the BLACK LIVES MATTER movement in the local newspaper, THE GRANT COUNTY PRESS, in my hometown, Petersburg, West Virginia; a historically conservative area. Recently, I have witnessed a surge in racist and hateful rhetoric circulating in my hometown and I want be part of challenging that.
The ultimate goal is to run a full front page ad (10.5x21")in the Grant County Press Weekend Edition for the weekend of July 4.
This newspaper is received by EVERY address in Grant County, and half of Pendleton County!
The graphic will read BLACK LIVES MATTER, and information related to spreading education and awareness. The full page ad will double as a poster which can be hung in local businesses, etc, throughout the community to show solidarity.
We need to offer support to the small Black community there; and, inspire members of the entire community to speak out and show solidarity at this crucial time in American history.
With the main focus of BLACK LIVES MATTER happening in major cities, this effort strives to be holistic by spreading this message to smaller towns and communities that make up most of America, and are often left out of the conversation.
Any donations received over the goal will go towards buying weekly recurring ad space in this newspaper, and other newspapers nearby.
Every bit helps. Thank you!
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