Posted on October 2, 2019
Vote for Amazon Watch, Brady and Social Security Works this October
Every month, CREDO members vote to distribute $150,000 to three incredible progressive causes – and every vote makes a difference. This October, you can support groups fighting for the environment, gun control and economic justice, by voting to fund Amazon Watch, Brady and Social Security Works.
Since 1996, Amazon Watch has worked to protect the Amazon rainforest and advance indigenous rights. Indigenous peoples have proven to be the best protectors of the Amazon, and with the power of international solidarity, they can avert today’s crisis.
The fires ravaging the Amazon are an urgent threat, and a grant from CREDO would allow Amazon Watch to expand its advocacy work on behalf of its indigenous allies, redirect more funds to urgent direct support, and fund an on-the-ground indigenous campaigner in affected communities of Brazil.
For over 40 years, Brady (formerly the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence) has been uniting gun owners and non-gun owners alike in the fight against gun violence. With programs that tackle the root causes of America’s gun violence epidemic, Brady works to ensure that every community is safer.
Funding from CREDO members will increase Brady’s capacity to combat urban gun violence, take legal action against irresponsible gun dealers, promote safe gun storage and much more, helping the organization get closer to decreasing gun violence 25% by 2025.
Social Security Works knows that the best defense against right-wing lies is a good offense. That’s why SSW fights every day to expand – never cut – our Social Security system.
A grant from CREDO would allow SSW to invest in its communications infrastructure around the vote on the 2100 Act, pushing back on the inevitable right-wing talking points, while fighting to protect Social Security at every turn.
Your vote this month will determine how we divide $150,000 in donations among these three progressive groups. Be sure to cast your vote to support one, two or all three by Oct. 31.