Support For Esaw Garner

$9,331 of $10k goal

Raised by 381 people in 21 months
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Charlotte Activists Collective   CHARLOTTE, NC
Eric Garner is one in many black people unjustly killed by police this year. He left behind a wife and kids.

While this family mourns this loss and espite the fact that there is a video of the officer using an illegal chokehold, and that the city's medical examiners ruled it a homicide. Daniel Pantaleo, the NYPD officer who killed him walks free. 

Show your support for the family, share this, and donate what you can. 
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Update 3
20 months ago
Good morning everyone!

We've been in touch with Esaw Garner and she supports our fundraising efforts!

I know 1 million seems like a lofty goal and we will probably not reach it. However, Darren Wilson raised 50k in donations on this very website. There are more of us against police brutality and defending black lives than there are white supremacists, so we still believe we can beat this goal!

We've been in touch with the Garner family and we will be soon personally be going to deliver your donations to them. When we do so, we will post ANY and ALL media & messages here and on our social media pages.

Please donate and/or share with your family, friends, and acquaintances online and off.

Charlotte Activist Collective
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Update 2
20 months ago
Good evening!

Thank you so much for your support of the Garner family. This page has received an amazing outpouring of love, care, and monetary donations!

We’ve also received a lot of questions about this fundraiser, transparency, and legitimacy. Besides personally replying to every email, we will post our answers here so there is no doubt.

Who are we?
We were loath to post much about us here, since this is not a photo op nor an opportunity for us to get our name out there. All support should go to the Garner family and the black victims of police brutality and state-supported white supremacy in the United States. However, we want there to be no doubts towards the legitimacy of our purpose.

We are the Charlotte Activist Collective. We are a non-hierarchical activist group formed to pool activist efforts in our city and the state of North Carolina.

Who has access to this money?
No one in the CAC can access this money. We have worked with the GoFundMe team and made sure that the account is locked. There will be no withdrawals or removals except by one person: Esaw Garner.

We have no yet made contact with her personally, although we have talked with several people who are in contact with the family, as well as the NY branch of the NAACP. As soon as we do make contact we will share it here and on social media.

What are the plans to use this money?
The funds will be given to the Garner family, as a way to help them compensate for the abrupt loss of income cause by Eric Garner’s murder. Once received, they can do with the money as they please.

Why did we choose GoFundMe despite its problematic history?
This was a strategic decision. Combined, the two GoFundMe fundraising pages supporting Darren Wilson, the killer of Michael Brown, pulled in close to $500,000 (not counting personal donations or media appearances). We want to surpass this amount and any amount offered to this murderer. We want to show that the black community, that communities of color, can work together and help this family after the wrongful death of a loved one.
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Update 1
21 months ago
We have contacted NYC's NAACP to make sure that we can get the money where it needs to go.
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Shant'a Sawyer
20 months ago

Hello there! Would it be possible for you to contact me? I, too, have started a campaign and need to have Mrs Garner's email address to get these funds to her. If you could, please contact me ASAP via my inbox. THANK YOU!

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$9,331 of $10k goal

Raised by 381 people in 21 months
Created December 4, 2014
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Charlotte Activists Collective     CHARLOTTE, NC
KB
$25
Karen Baldwin
16 months ago
$5
Anonymous
16 months ago
TM
$100
Todd McCarthy
18 months ago

much love to the family, every little bit helps

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MR
$100
Mary Robbins
18 months ago
EK
$160
Evelyna Kay
19 months ago

Black Lives Matter, Kingston, Ontario

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FS
$25
Fawn Sullivan
19 months ago
MP
$15
Morgan Pierce
20 months ago
$25
Anonymous
20 months ago
$5
Tara Niami
20 months ago
$20
Anonymous
20 months ago
Shant'a Sawyer
20 months ago

Hello there! Would it be possible for you to contact me? I, too, have started a campaign and need to have Mrs Garner's email address to get these funds to her. If you could, please contact me ASAP via my inbox. THANK YOU!

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