Fight For Lifers West Receives Grant Award -
Fight For Lifers West, Located In Pittsburgh, PA has just been awarded $1,000 by RESIST, Inc., a national progressive foundation located in Somerville, Massachussetts.
There are 76 members in FFLW and they are a non profit group who advocate for inmates who have received life sentences in PA. There is no way out in PA. Life means life. There is no minimum as there is in many other states. Many of the members are so happy to receive this grant because there aren't many people who support their cause and would let human beings "rot" and be mistreated in prison even though they have served their time long ago.
If you would like to get involved, please contact President, Donna Hill at Fight For Lifers West, P.O. Box 4683, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 or call 412-361-3022 and leave a message asking someone from FFLW to call you back.
RESIST begain in 1967 in support of draft resistance and in opposition to the Vietnam War. As the funder of first resort for hundreds of organizations, RESIST'small but timely grants and loans are made to grassroots groups engaged in activist organizing and educational work for social change. Resist defines organizing as collective action to challenge the status quo, demand changes in policy and practice, and educate communities about root causes and just solutions. RESIST recognizes that there are a variety of stages and strategies that lead to community organizing. Therefore, they support strategies that build community, encourage collaborations with other organizations, increase skills and/or access to resources, and produce leadership from the constituency being most directly affected. In fiscal year 2009, RESIST gave over $280,000 to 134 organizations across the country.
"Each year, RESIST funds groups like Fight For Lifers West, because our mission is to support people who take a stand about the issues that matter today, whether it's to resist corporate globalization, promote a woman's right to choose, or develop activist leaders," says Board Chair Miabi Chatterji. "And we believe it's especially important to help grassroots organizations that might be too small or too local--or too radical--for mainstream foundations."
Fight For Lifers West Thanks RESIST Wholeheartedly!
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