Monday, January 15, 2018

Support Voices of Resistance against Trump: Center for Economic Research & Social Change

Fund Drive:
Center for Economic Research & Social Change (CERSC)
From now until February 10
Donate to CERSC here!

This past year has been a challenging time to be on the left. It’s shocking to think we’ve only gotten through one year under Trump. In that time, we’ve seen the torrent of racism, misogyny, and wealthy tax cuts unleashed.

But we’ve also seen moments of inspiration and resistance throughout the year. We began the year with the Women’s March, one of the largest days of protest in U.S. history. We ended it with the #MeToo movement taking down serial sexual abusers and challenging the institutions that defend them. In the months between we’ve seen airport protests in solidarity with Muslims and refugees, NFL players taking a knee against racism, and sit-ins on Capitol Hill against attacks on healthcare.

To celebrate this anniversary of resistance, we're asking you to donate to a nonprofit providing critical tools to defeat Trump: a knowledge of our history and political ideas that can point a way forward.

Please give a tax-deductible donation to the Center for Economic Research and Social Change (CERSC). CERSC is a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit educational and social justice organization which highlights progressive voices -- especially those that have been pushed to the margins -- and their many efforts towards transformative justice for the economic and political challenges of today, in the United States and around the world.

CERSC's projects include Haymarket Books, the International Socialist Review, the annual Socialism Conference, WeAreMany.orgMondoweiss, and the Domestic Worker Oral History Project. Here are some of the ways CERSC has helped to build our movement in the past year:

In January, CERSC & Haymarket Books helped orient people after the shock of Trump. They put out their “Stop Trump Reading List” that went viral. They gave away 30,000 digital copies of Rebecca Solnit’s Hope in the Dark. They also hosted standing-room-only meetings like the “Anti-Inauguration” and a Chicago conversation between Angela Y. Davis and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor.

In June and July, CERSC & Haymarket Books published Naomi Klein’s No Is Not Enough, a New York Times bestseller. Publishers Weekly called it “this year’s most immediately useful political book.” They also cosponsored the largest-ever annual Socialism Conference, creating space for 2,000 people from across the country and the world to share stories of resistance and learn how to change the world.

In December, CERSC & Haymarket Books published How We Get Free, an important book on the legacy Black feminism for today’s era of #MeToo and Black Lives Matter. As Trump moved the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, CERSC’s Mondoweiss remained an essential voice on the Jewish left, reporting on the human rights struggles of Palestinians in the Occupied Territory.