Posted on June 15, 2022
Celebrating Juneteenth and the fight for civil rights
This weekend, we’ll be celebrating our nation’s youngest national holiday — Juneteenth — the day in 1865, more than two years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, that enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas were finally told they were free.
Yet, more than 150 years later, Black Americans are still fighting for liberty and justice in a “land of the free and home of the brave.” Voter suppression is on the rise. Racism and discrimination persist. Economic inequality and climate change disproportionately harm Black and brown communities.
That’s why CREDO has been supporting and funding our allies in the civil rights community for over 35 years.
Thanks to our members who use our products and services every day, we’ve donated more than $15 million to civil rights organizations like Fair Fight Action, Black Voters Matter, Color of Change, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and so many others who are fighting systems of oppression, empowering communities of color, advocating for policies that promote equality and anti-racism, and educating and turning out voters.
If you’d like to learn more about how our donations program works, see all the groups we’ve funded throughout the years — totaling more than $93 million donated and counting — and how to cast your vote for this month’s grantees, just visit CREDODonations.com.