“For it is important that awake people be awake . . . the darkness around us is deep.” —William Stafford
Dear friends of No More Deaths,
Darkness leads people to turn on their lights. We have evidence of this in the increased volunteer applications we have received since the election and all of the phone calls and mail from you asking, “What can we do?”
We saw it during the holidays as you reached deep into your pockets and showed us your overwhelming support of our work. We saw it in January when a contemporary-art auction in New York benefiting No More Deaths raised over $57,000.
The light that must continue to shine is active nonviolent resistance to an increasingly oppressive border policy that imperils and terrorizes millions of migrants and immigrants.
We need you more than ever to be “awake” and involved. Let us muster the courage to take action alongside allies and engage in conversation with adversaries, dissolving walls that divide us and constructing bridges that connect us. In this dark time, let us choose to live our belief that light inevitably filters through the cracks.
Thank you for partnering with us and for your continuing contribution to our work.
The No More Deaths community