Today is “Giving Tuesday”, the day recognized as a “global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world”. If you were planning on participating in Giving Tuesday, we humbly ask that you consider the Florida Action Committee in your generosity.
Our organization relies entirely on the donations and voluntary dues contributed by our members. Every accomplishment we’ve made over the past decade (plus) has been made possible by your financial contributions and volunteer efforts and the contributions and efforts of others, like you, who are fighting to put an end to injustice.
This past year we got some positive but unexpected news. We planned and budgeted to help fund the expenses for one “Ex Post Facto Plus” challenge, but with success in the Northern District of Florida (the case survived a motion to dismiss) and success in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, there are now two (2) active cases going forward that we need to sustain.
If you look at the thermometer on our website, you will see that we are more than three thousand dollars short of our 2022 goal (and that doesn’t consider our 2022 goal only accounted for one case). We currently need to raise an additional $7400 in expert witness costs that are due (or will become due in the coming weeks) and depositions start in the Northern District case this week. Transcripts alone will cost several thousands. We need your help!
Additionally, through our education committee we would like to test billboards. Yes, large billboards along the side of highways that will educate thousands of motorists and bring awareness to our cause. This plan will also require a significant investment, but we feel it will yield a significant return. Our plan will be announced in the coming days so that we can launch right at the beginning of 2023, but will be largely dependent on the financial resources we are able to raise.
This #givingtuesday we are asking you to please help. We MUST raise funds for the legal challenges and we would like to raise money to launch billboards. We would love to do both, but our ability is dependent on your contributions.
To help, visit https://floridaactioncommittee.org/donations/ and select “FAC Ex Post Facto Sustainer 2022” for the two active cases or “FAC Billboards” for the billboards (or any other area of focus you feel is important).