WHERE WE ARE TODAY: The U.S. Supreme Court ruling yesterday in the Hobby Lobby case, giving corporations yet another broad power to limit women's health and opening the door to more legalized discrimination, and last week's ruling that women seeking to end a pregnancy do not have the right to freedom from harassment (or the guarantee of safety), remind us that in the American legal system no rights are ever solidly granted. We may celebrate the anniversary of the Mississippi Freedom Summer in 1964, a campaign for voting rights for African American, can be dismantled in 2013. That the advances in women's health is still open for debate. While marriage equality moves forward, lesbian and straight women still earn less for the same job a man does. What do all these things have in common? They call for millions of people to purposely cross racial, gender, sexual orientation and religious views and rise up together to demand equal protection and voice to ALL people.
We at Truth in Progress believe, without arrogance or grandiosity, that our (and your!) film FROM SELMA TO STONEWALL can make a difference towards bringing people together from diverse backgrounds and life experiences. "Are we there yet?" No, we're not; but, together, we can make great progress!
PLEASE GIVE TO OUR KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN TO RAISE $20,000 FOR POST PRODUCTION BY JULY 18!
We must raise the full $20,000 to receive the funds!
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HERE’S HOW YOU CAN MAKE THE FILM A REALITY:
~ Please go to our site and make a donation. CLICK HERE
~ Please send an email with the link to your friends and colleagues whom you think would be interested, but please make it personal by including the reason you support the project and why it is important.
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~If you know someone with a regular blog, please send share the film link and let us know their contact info. Gil and/or I are available to do interviews or just chat.
THE KEY IS ENGAGING PEOPLE THROUGH NETWORKS TO OTHER NETWORKS AND MORE NETWORKS AND SO ON AND SO ON.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!!!