Join the US Social Forum process for transformative social change! We hope you will make an end of the year donation to the success of the 2010 US Social Forum. Please click this link to donate: https://community.ussf2010.org/donate
From June 22-26, 2010, the USSF will gather at Cobo Hall and Hart Plaza in Detroit, providing an open space for people and groups to blend their ideas and energy. The USSF 2010 in Detroit is expected to be twice the size of the 2007 forum in Atlanta. That's twice as many young people. Twice as many participating groups. Twice as many experiences of what the alternatives to corporate power look like.
The power of the US Social Forum comes from the people it brings together and the spaces and encounters it makes possible. With you, we can bring to Detroit our visions for a more holistic, sustainable world and lay out strategies to make movement building happen. With you, we can use our knowledge and experience to stimulate concrete actions for change. With you, we can take this opportunity to build visions IN and WITH Detroit, strengthening communities and leaving something sustainable behind. With you, we can reinvent politics and promote alternative practices and initiatives that build another US. And together we can make it happen!
Rai$e Money to Raise Movements!
Through our far-reaching grassroots fundraising efforts, your contribution will bring our movements together in a historic process of broad consultation and collaboration. We are working to create a space for social movement organizations and grassroots activists, especially people of color and those from low-income groups and poor regions of the U.S., to come up with the people's solutions to our local, regional and national crises.
Don't miss this opportunity to be a part of movement history!
Please spare some CHANGE for the US Social Forum! You can give a one-time gift or sign up to give monthly contributions. We are happy to accept donations of any size, from $5 to $5,000! Click here to donate: https://community.ussf2010.org/donate
You can also help us with friend-raising - once you make a donation, use our website to tell 10, 25 or 50 friends about your commitment to supporting the US Social Forum 2010 in Detroit. You can also simply forward this email!
Our goal is to celebrate the first 100 donors for the 2010 Social Forum on January 1st, to start the year off right. Help us reach that goal.
Co-Chairs of the USSF Resource Mobilization Working Group
Michael Leon Guerrero, Grassroots Global Justice
Priscilla Hung, Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training
Genaro Rendon, Southwest Workers Union
Millie Buchanan, Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation
Sarah Christensen, Solidago Foundation
Jeff Furman, Ben & Jerry's Foundation
Mark Randazzo, Funders Network on Trade and Globalization
PS: We could really use your generous contributions before Dec. 31st. We also need your participation. Registration for the USSF will begin in early 2010. In the meantime, please visit us online to check out all the opportunities for how to get involved. All of us are necessary.