Posted on February 16, 2023
Four great groups to follow this Black History Month
For nearly 40 years, CREDO has donated more than $25 million to incredible organizations fighting for civil rights, equality and voting rights.
This Black History Month, we wanted to highlight a few groups that our members have helped to fund who are working to protect the fundamental right to vote, centering the role of Black women in our communities, fighting for racial justice and so much more.
Please take a minute to read more about these incredible groups and then give them a follow to support their work!
Fair Fight Action
Founded by Stacey Abrams, Fair Fight Action is a national voting rights organization that brings high-impact, politically sophisticated strategies to the fight for free and fair elections. They advocate, organize, and litigate to protect the freedom to vote for all eligible American voters.
Since 2019, CREDO members have helped us donate $84,235 so far to help Fair Fight Action lead the charge to protect voting rights. If you would like to get involved, please sign up to volunteer, and follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
She The People
She the People builds power for women of color to lead America to a new political era. The organization’s vision is of an America governed by love, justice, and belonging, led by the leadership of women of color.
Funding from CREDO members has supported She the People’s efforts to elevate women of color as a core voting bloc and leaders of a new progressive political and cultural era.
Take a minute to read their analysis on how Black women played a pivotal role in the 2022 midterm elections, and follow the organization on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Zinn Education Project
The Zinn Education Project introduces students to a more accurate, complex, and engaging understanding of history than is found in traditional textbooks and curricula. They help equip students with analytical tools to make sense of and improve the world today.
Since 2015, CREDO and our members have donated $110,837 to help the organization double the number of Teaching for Black Lives teacher-led study groups; expand its Climate Justice and Reconstruction education campaigns; and defend the right to teach honestly in the face of anti-history education laws.
If you or someone you know is a teacher, please check out their materials on teaching the People’s History and follow the organization on social media: Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Legal Defense Fund
The Legal Defense Fund (LDF) is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Using the power of law, narrative, research, and people, we defend and advance the full dignity and citizenship of Black people in America.
Since 1997, our incredible members have helped us donate $274,532 to help LDF’s efforts to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice.
Take a minute to read their recent piece on a framework for effective, equitable and humane public safety structures and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.