Posted on March 4, 2019
How CREDO members’ support helped the ACLU, Amazon Watch and other progressive groups
Since our founding, CREDO has supported progressive nonprofits on the front lines of the most important fights for civil rights, climate justice, equality and more. The donations we make to these organizations – $150,000 each month – wouldn’t be possible without our members. And that’s why we want to share with you what our recent grantees have accomplished with their CREDO funding. You helped make the following possible:
The ACLU’s recent July 2018 $64,140 CREDO grant helped the organization win a victory in court to keep Kentucky’s only abortion clinic open, file a lawsuit against Facebook and 10 other employers for unlawful gender discrimination for targeting job ads to only male users, and launch a new voter education and mobilization program called ACLU Voter ahead of the 2018 election cycle.
After receiving its July 2018 $44,610 grant, Amazon Watch and partner organizations launched the BlackRock’s Big Problem campaign to garner public support and apply political pressure to end BlackRock’s financing of companies that destroy the climate and precious ecosystems like the Amazon. The campaign also demands that BlackRock must shift its capital out of fossil fuel companies and toward clean energy solutions.
With the support of its August 2018 $66,585 CREDO grant, Social Security Works continued to lead the fight to expand Social Security and Medicare for All in the current Congress. SSW worked with Rep. John Larson’s office to introduce a Social Security expansion bill with 204 original co-sponsors in the House of Representatives, and with Rep. Pramila Jayapal on her Medicare for All bill.
Alliance for Justice Action Campaign’s recent $43,950 CREDO grant will support the launch of a new initiative to identify, recruit and coach judicial candidates for federal court vacancies. This program will lead the progressive community’s response to the longstanding conservative pipeline of radical and unqualified judicial nominees. The goal of the program is to prepare a strong pool of qualified potential nominees to be considered by the next president.
You can learn more about how previous grantees have used CREDO’s funding here. These efforts by our partners were made possible in part by the CREDO members who use our products and services every day. Learn more about CREDO Mobile and CREDO Energy.