Over a year ago, Colin Kaepernick pledged to give $1 million to groups across the nation, and we were thrilled to be included as a recipient in late 2016. For the final $100,000 of his #MillionDollarPledge, Kaepernick launched a #10for10 campaign where he matched gifts of at least $10K from his friends with $10K grants to 10 organizations over the course of 10 days. On Friday, January 26, 2018, Entertainer/entrepreneur Nick Cannon chose to give a double gift to CPR with a donation of $20K and hip hop artist Joey Bada$$ also gave $10K, which Kaepernick matched with $10K. As part of the Encore portion of #10for10, music and business executive Steve Stoute donated $10K to us on February 1, 2018. It brings a total of $50,000 to our racial justice and police accountability work in 2018.
We want to use this moment to help strengthen CPR, including our grassroots organizing groups – based in and led by communities most impacted by abusive and discriminatory policing – that lead so much of our work. We launched our own #10in10forCPR campaign to raise $10K in 10 days (through Friday, February 9) – with the hope that our community will help us match Kaepernick’s donation.
Can you help us raise at least $10,000 in 10 days for CPR and our amazing grassroots member organizations as part of our #10in10forCPR campaign by giving $20, $100, $250 or another amount?
Click here to donate to CPR or on the link to one of our grassroots voting members below to donate to one or more of them. If you give to any of the groups below as part of this campaign, please let us know so we can track your contribution to helping us reach $10K in 10 days - email our Development Manager Lizzie Busch: lbusch [at] changethenypd.org.
Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) grassroots voting member groups include:
Arab American Association of New York | Audre Lorde Project | Brooklyn Movement Center | CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities | DRUM (Desis Rising Up & Moving) | FIERCE | Girls for Gender Equity | Global Action Project | Jews for Racial & Economic Justice | Justice Committee | Make the Road New York | Malcolm X Grassroots Movement | New York Communities for Change | Picture the Homeless | Rockaway Youth Task Force | VOCAL-NY