American Civil Liberties & Reproductive Health Rights Fundraising
Now is the time for Action...
I know in these last few days it seems like our world has been turned upside down. I know it has been frustrating to be so angry, fearful, and astonished at the state of America right now. More than anything else, I want you to know your concerns are valid and I care about you. Unfortunately there is no "quick-fix" or magic wand to make any of this go away.
But we can start with an action. A small action like an e-mail sent, a few dollars donated, or just spreading this message. Personally, I'm starting by drawing on my experience with social events I have volunteered for in the past. I'm lending what I have...which is time, hard work, and lots of motivation.
I'm asking that you lend whatever it is that you have. Whether it be money, time, killer organizational skills, a charismatic personality, a repost on social media, or just your life experience. Whatever support looks like for you, I'm asking for you to lend it!
Here are some ideas I have so far...
Raising money for the ACLU and/or Planned Parenthood through a craft-beer related event. We can auction off donated items, ask for monetary donations from attendees, and celebrate with delicious beer. An event like this can be duplicated around any other hobby or interest. I'm starting with craft beer because that's what I know. Here's a recap on the Charity Bottle Share event I participated in a couple of years ago. We raised over 1k for a no-kill animal shelter here in Houston.
Let's host a panel (or even a week of panels!) empowering girls, specifically those in low-income and underserved communities all over the city of Houston. Are you a successful woman who has fought against institutional sexism and/or discrimination in your career? I'd love for you to talk and discuss ways in which you've overcome those obstacles. I see this event being industry and field agnostic. The more viewpoints, the better!
Those are the ideas I have now. If you feel inspired and would like to help, please fill out the form below.
Let's continue to inspire each other with ideas and passion! Let's come together and organize successful events that will help us stay focused on what we're fighting for.
It's time to get to work!
NOTE: You may not know me, so if you feel more comfortable having a look around first to understand who I am, you can start here. A link to my e-mail address is on the bottom of the page. I should also note that I am not affiliated with the ACLU or Planned Parenthood, simply a donor. Also, as a reminder, I will never share your personal information with any other person, company, or organization without your permission.