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A Great Tradition

Dear Resister, You are part of a great tradition. A half century ago, the very first Resist donors pledged support because they knew the Vietnam War was immoral. Through the Civil Rights Movement, Women's Movement, and every struggle against entrenched power and wealth since, Resist donors like you have been at the center of the action. Today your role in U.S. history - and your...

Shut Down Rikers Island, and Don’t Replace It

Due to the work many have done to illuminate the dehumanization and torture rampant on Rikers Island, city officials are finally proposing tangible steps to shut it down. This Monday, December 4, the New York City Council will hear testimony on progress being made toward closing the Rikers Island jails. Much of the discussion around closing Rikers jails, sure to continue Monday, centers on reducing...

Why Leave Resist in Your Estate Plan?

Resist has always been a different type of foundation. Our story begins on October 21, 1967 when activists issued the "Call to Resist Illegitimate Authority" to oppose the Vietnam War. Over the following decades, Resist has grown to become an essential supporter of many movements that have propelled our society towards justice and liberation. Celebrating 50 Years As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, we reflect...

Your Source on Where To Donate on this #GivingTuesday

Today is #GivingTuesday. It's a day celebrated in response to Black Friday , Cyber Monday , and to the entire consumer culture we swim in. On this day, people are encouraged to donate to causes they believe in. But where to give? You could give to Resist. But did you also know that Resist maintains a database of hundreds of the most dynamic, inspiring, and...

Fighting for Freedom From Surveillance: Redefining "Sanctuary" for Trans, Queer and Immigrant Communities

One of the leading strategic movements after the installation of Donald Trump's administration has been the sanctuary movement. Yet, as many critics have asked, what's a sanctuary with jails? Though cities have been quick to claim the mantle of sanctuary, a surveillance apparatus that disproportionately targets poor communities of color runs contrary to that claim. The matrix of broken windows policing, anti-immigrant policies and online...

Will You Stand in Your Yes?

Dear Resist Community, I , more than anything, believe we are the people we've been waiting for.* We always have been and always will be. However imperfect, we prove time and time again that when some of us are pushed around we can and do come together to ensure a better world . Your support this past year demonstrated that you are committed to ensuring...

#MeToo Survivors March to Take Place Sunday in Hollywood

Speakers at the event include Tarana Burke, writer and commentator Jasmyne Cannick, AF3IRM national chairperson Ivy Quicho and organizing director for Dignity and Power Now, Jayda Rasberry. A #MeToo Survivors March is set to take place Sunday morning in Hollywood. The march, which will begin at Hollywood Boulevard and North Highland Avenue at 10 a.m., will be led by Tarana Burke, the creator of the...

Why are We Locking Immigrants for Years?

U.S. Army and National Guard veteran Arnold Giammarco recently celebrated a remarkable homecoming with his wife, child, and country after being separated—not by war, but by immigration detention and deportation . Mr. Giammarco’s story exemplifies the dangers of prolonged immigration detention . Jailed in an immigration prison for 18 months without the right to a bond hearing, he was forced to accept deportation and fight...

Support Resist's Emergency Grant Fund!

Dear Resister, As I write to you, people are voting across the country. But we know that equally vital to voting is civic engagement the other 364 days of the year. Thankfully, people are continually rising up, resisting, and taking action. Requests for emergency funds to stage protests are pouring into this office from progressive grassroots organizations across the country. Especially now, these protests are...

Art Meets Activism at Subversive Art Festival Extravaganza

The Subversive Art Festival Extravaganza at Tapp’s Arts Center is all about what happens when art and activism come together – but there’s a twist. With a full line-up of bands, comedians, artists and interactive pieces, the festival is really about getting people engaged and having a good time doing it. Brett Bursey, executive director of the S.C. Progressive Network, cites a quote commonly attributed...

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