We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Next week, we’ll officially kick off our annual year-end fundraising campaign. But like most nonprofits that are gearing up for near-apocalyptic type battles, over everything from public and environmental health to basic human rights, we’re getting an early start.
No use sugar coating it. We will need to raise money to build a #ConsumerRevolution and #PoliticalRevolution on a scale meaningful enough to counter what is shaping up to be one of the most financially and politically corrupt administrations in our lifetimes.
But we want you to know that in the coming months we will ask you for much more than money. In 2017, we’re going to step up our ask, as we ask you to step away from your laptops and phones. We will ask you to come out and join not only your fellow food and farming activists, but the many other activists in countless other movements. So that, together, we can build a new and unprecedented force that will have a real impact in the marketplace, and on the political landscape.
Because #InfiniteHope requires that we view our many battles through a common lens. And commit to working together.
In 2017, we will ask you to boycott with a vengeance, to show solidarity against corrupt and polluting corporations.
In 2017, we will ask you to find revolutionary candidates to run for office—or run yourselves. We'll ask you to start in your community, your Congressional District, your backyard.
The clock is running out. Incremental "progress" won't get the job done. It's time to go long, or go home.
Martin Luther King is famous for another quote: “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." We are facing a moral crisis when it comes to our right, and the right of future generations, to health and a healthy environment. The arc won't bend on its own.
As you consider what organizations and efforts you want to support in 2017, we ask that you consider supporting our work. Thank you.
Donate to the Organic Consumers Association (tax-deductible, helps support our work on behalf of organic standards, fair trade and public education)
Donate to the Organic Consumers Fund (non-tax-deductible, but necessary for our GMO labeling legislative efforts)
Support OCA's Regeneration International Project (tax-deductible, helps support our work on behalf of organic, regenerative agriculture and climate change)