SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CREDO, the mobile carrier with a conscience, announced that it will donate more than $300,000 to progressive nonprofits in December. The campaign will support 15 grassroots organizations aligned with three causes: The Movement for Black Lives, Fighting for Climate Justice and Standing Up Against Trump's Hate. CREDO invites its members and the public to vote on the distribution of funds at CREDO Donations.
Since 1985, CREDO has donated more than $81 million to progressive organizations fighting for women's rights, economic justice, voting rights, environmental justice and more. By choosing CREDO products and services, members generate donations for these causes. Their everyday acts of commerce support CREDO Action, a social change network with 4 million activists, and CREDO Donations, the company's philanthropy program.
In 2014, CREDO introduced monthly donations and voting in order to support nonprofits when action is most critical. This December, CREDO will double its monthly donation from $150,000 to $300,000 in order to combat Donald Trump's backward agenda. Voters can join CREDO and its allies in their stand against racial discrimination, environmental degradation and hate.
"Trumpism represents a homegrown threat to American democracy and the progressive values that safeguard it. CREDO will do everything possible to combat Trump's extreme right-wing agenda and protect the most vulnerable among us," said Ray Morris, CEO of CREDO. "For December, we specifically chose to fund nonprofits that will counteract Trump's dangerous agenda. They share our determination to uphold human dignity no matter what Trump does."
Advancing the Movement for Black Lives. The movement for Black lives is a political and social force that has emerged over the past two years. The groups CREDO has selected fight to end police violence, reform the criminal justice system and achieve economic justice. CREDO will fund the following organizations:
- Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI)
- BlackOUT Collective
- Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100)
- Center for Media Justice (CMJ)
- Southerners on New Ground (SONG)
Fighting for Climate Justice. Climate justice is one of the most pressing movements on the global stage. The nonprofits behind this cause seek to keep fossil fuels in the ground, slow the warming of our planet and protect communities that are disproportionately hurt by climate change. The following organizations will receive CREDO funding:
- Appalachian Voices
- Climate Solutions
- Honor the Earth
- Louisiana Bucket Brigade
Standing Up Against Trump's Hate. It is essential to stop the racist, misogynistic, xenophobic President-elect and to stand with and fight alongside every group that is threatened by Trump's hateful agenda. CREDO will fund these nonprofits:
- Florida Immigrant Coalition
- Muslim Advocates
- National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON)
- New Orleans Workers' Center for Racial Justice
Visit http://blog.credomobile.com/2016/11/doubling-your-impact-in-december/ to learn more about the above organizations. Starting on December 1, cast your vote at CREDO Donations.
Founded in 1985, CREDO gives individuals the power to make positive social change every day. Whenever members use a CREDO product or service, they generate critical donations for progressive causes (at no extra cost) and fund vital activism work. Since 1985, CREDO has donated over $81 million to progressive nonprofits, and the company has built a network of over 4 million activists. Visit CREDO Mobile, CREDO Action and CREDO Donations to learn more.