Thank you so much to everyone that has already donated to support this great cause for the NAACP LDF. Without all of your donations, big or small, they will make a difference in the colored community. I just wanted to let everyone know that even though our goal of $3,500 and $5,000 was reached, more money is always welcome, no matter how much, IT will make a difference. We are deciding to raise the goal one last time and we hope that you can contribute in any way possible. Much Love.
This fundraiser is from two 9th graders who are deeply concerned about this issue and believe that as young people we have the power to help. George Floyd. Time and time again, we have seen police target African American men and women and cause the death of many of them. Often officers are never convicted, yet hundreds of people have lost their lives due to police brutality. What happened to George Floyd makes us think that police are inhumane. To keep your knee pressed against the neck of a man for 8 minutes and 46 seconds without feeling remorse is appalling in our eyes. After seeing the grotesque footage that some of our close family and relatives couldn’t even bring themselves to watch, we are deciding to take action. The money you donate in this go fund me will go straight to NAACP Legal Defense Fund, which has been helping fight against police brutality and racism in America for 80 years. Many of you may think that you are powerless in the George Floyd case, but we can assure you that every dollar donated can and will serve a purpose to ensure that justice is served beyond arresting 4 officers. Currently, we know someone who has worked with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and that person had suggested we work with the fund for this fundraiser.
More information about NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund: The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund is America's legal counsel on issues of race. Through advocacy and litigation, LDF focuses on issues of education, voter protection, economic justice, and criminal justice. We encourage students to embark on careers in the public interest through scholarship and internship programs. LDF pursues racial justice to move our nation toward a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans. ANY DONATION HELPS. The link can be found here: https://www.naacpldf.org/about-us/history/
- Asli Iskeceli
- Navigate Forward
- Jerry Lynch
- Jeff Belstler
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Jay and Karn
Raised $8,115 from 52 donations
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
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Karn and Jay
Raised $295 from 6 donations