Legal fund for Los Angeles climate rebels

$4,503 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 60 people in 29 days
Created April 23, 2019
On April 22, 2019 , Earth Day, Extinction Rebellion L.A. (XRLA) celebrated by occupying the iconic globe at Universal Studios. Two activists scaled the globe and waved the internationally known  XR hourglass flag as another glued himself to the sculpture's guardrail and "died" in the blood red water of the "ocean" below the spinning globe. All the while XRLA members distributed leaflets calling on Hollywood to lead rather than ignore our planet's fate due to the effects of global warming and their continuing onset.

It was a heady day, XRLA received press from London to San Francisco (and more places we are being made aware of hourly) and kudos from XR cells from Bangladesh to Ireland. It, and the week of preparation leading up to this announcement to Los Angeles that XR is here to stay, was a costly action. The greatest expenses pertain to legal needs; representation, obligations paid the LA County Sheriff's Dept for bail, court fees. This work is serious.

We have been shut out of our non-profit fiscal sponsor donor site and have no access to the monies contained there. We are paying all of this and the costs of printing our newspaper The Rebellion Recorder, printing flyers, developing and hosting our site at xrla.org out of members' pockets. It's a lot to shoulder on our own.

Any help you can offer financially will be greatly appreciated in offsetting all of these costs, costs that were required to get such a great statement out to L.A. and the nation. The sooner the better, we are not wealthy people but we are people with a great respect for what XR is awakening in the world. We aim to be a beacon for everyone concerned about our future on a warming earth and no individual's contribution will be taken for granted. 

Thank you so much for your consideration!
The XRLA cell and it's coordinators.

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We just crossed the $3000 mark today -- thank you so much for your support! It's been so humbling to see donations from other XR members around the country and world! The Universal 4 are preparing for their arraignment in June and we'd love to give them the reassurance that they are cared for by this collective and that we stand in solidarity with them.

Thank you for your dollars, your time, and your words of support. They are seen and appreciated xo
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Thank you so much for your generous donations! We are so close to being able to pay everyone back for bail.

We are aware that these actions garner a lot of attention and further a narrative of the heroism of a few. However, as a regenerative group, we want to lift up the tremendous support that has been provided behind the scenes in the form of emotional labor and organization. The additional funds that we are raising will go to attorneys' fees (provided pro- and low-bono) and to the repayment of costs associated with the rest of our week of action.

Thank you again for your love and solidarity with the planet and all its inhabitants.
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