Posted on November 21, 2018
This Thanksgiving, we’re thankful for the amazing work by our progressive allies
Here at CREDO, we’re always working to change our world for the better, to help people who need help and to amplify the voices of those whose voices often cannot be heard. While there is a very long list of work to do, we also want to take a moment for gratitude, to share the things for which we are thankful this Thanksgiving.
We’re thankful for the record number of voters who turned out for this month’s midterm elections who sent an unmistakable message to Trump and Republicans that we reject their dangerous and hateful agenda. We obviously still have much work to do, but the power and commitment that fueled the take back of the House is inspiring and makes us hopeful.
We’re thankful for CREDO members like you who are standing up for progressive change and use our products and services to ensure we can continue fighting for our progressive values.
And we’re so thankful for our progressive partners and the organizations that our members help fund every month who are doing amazing work on the ground fighting for civil rights, economic and climate justice, women’s rights, immigrant rights, LGBTQ equality and more.
This Thanksgiving, we’d like to highlight some of the important work CREDO members like you made possible this year. (This list is by no means exhaustive – we’re grateful for every progressive group we help fund!)
$49,215 donated in January, $121,768 donated since 2013
Bold fights pipelines with an unlikely alliance of farmers, ranchers, climate advocates and Native allies to protect the land and water. In 2017, CREDO partnered with Bold and our allies to help build solar arrays on the proposed route of the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska. Funding from CREDO members this year is helping Bold create a national Pipeline Fighter Hub and continue building clean energy in the path of Keystone XL pipeline.
United We Dream Action
$44,865 donated in January, $165,187 donated since 2013
United We Dream is building a multi-racial, multi-ethnic movement of young people organizing for justice for immigrants and all communities of color in the United States and fighting against hate and discrimination – and their work is particularly important today, given Trump’s relentless attacks on immigrant communities. Funding from CREDO members is helping UWD secure protections and lasting relief for immigrant communities.
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence
$64,155 donated in April, $865,926 donated since 1994
The Brady Center is committed to creating a safer America by cutting gun deaths in half through public awareness, legal action, and public policy. CREDO funding in 2018 is helping the Brady Center reduce the flow of crime guns, expand and protect the Brady Background Check system and change the cultural perception that owning or carrying a gun makes you safer.
Transgender Law Center
$34,470 donated in June, which was TLC’s first CREDO grant
Transgender Law Center (TLC) is the largest national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all. Funding from CREDO members is allowing TLC to rapidly move forward with impact litigation, provide technical assistance to communities needing trans organizing and provide Trans Immigration Defense Effort (TIDE) support in response to urgent threats facing immigrants. Leaders from TLC visited CREDO this August to talk about their work. You can watch our discussion here.
Social Security Works
$66,585 donated in August, $504,597 donated since 2013
Social Security Works leads the fight to expand and improve Social Security and Medicare and lower drug prices. As Republicans continue their attacks on our earned benefit programs, SSW’s work is more important than ever. Earlier this month, SSW Executive Director Nancy Altman stopped by CREDO HQ to talk about their recent work. You can watch the discussion here.
Southern Poverty Law Center
$60,300 donated in September, $249,547 donated since 1989
The SPLC uses litigation, education and other forms of advocacy to work toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality. CREDO funding this year is helping SPLC to fight right-wing hate and voter suppression and stand up for justice and civil rights.
Planned Parenthood and affiliates
$124,818 donated in 2018, $3.4 million since 1985
Planned Parenthood is one of America’s leading providers and advocates of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men and young people and the largest provider of sex education. In 2018, CREDO members funded both Planned Parenthood and Planned Parenthood affiliates, helping to ensure that Planned Parenthood’s health services remain available to those who need them most. CREDO is proud to be one of Planned Parenthood’s largest corporate donors.
To see all the great progressive groups our members have helped to fund recently and to vote for this month’s grantees, please visit credodonations.com.
From all of us here at CREDO, have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.