As part of this year’s Giving Tuesday fundraising efforts, NMSDC and its coalition partners are launching the #WeAreAllFearless giving campaign and asking our community to come out and support the Fearless Foundation’s defense against a highly cynical attack on a more just and equitable economy that works for all.
About the Campaign
A long-term, politically motivated effort to extinguish the role of diversity in America’s economic system has reached a critical crossroads thanks to the highly coordinated efforts of hyperpartisan organizations like the American Alliance for Equal Rights. It recently filed a lawsuit against the Fearless Fund and Fearless Foundation, an Atlanta-based venture capital fund and nonprofit that invests in and supports women of color entrepreneurs. It is accusing the Fearless Fund and Fearless Foundation of racial bias in private contracts and has put a leading champion for advancing women of color entrepreneurs in extreme jeopardy. And while these organizations are doing everything they can to push back against this baseless lawsuit, they can’t do it alone. That’s where you come in.
We are asking all of NMSDC’s stakeholders to:
Post Messages of Support and Encourage Others to Do the Same
Post messages of support leading up to Giving Tuesday and on Giving Tuesday, promoting the #WeAreAllFearless hashtag. We have a social media toolkit available with suggested posts and more.
Join the Viral Social Media Takeover Campaign and Update Your Profile
Change your social media header image and profile image to the official #WeAreAllFearless graphics from November 14-28. The social media toolkit also has a number of graphics and cards for posting.
Push Back Against the Assault
Make no mistake. This is an assault on everything organizations like NMSDC and our coalition partners have been fighting for over the last five decades. This movement seeks to dismantle the greater economic opportunities traditionally marginalized communities of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, veterans, and others have achieved thanks to the efforts of forward-looking organizations like the Fearless Foundation. If left unchallenged, it will come for us all. In fact, depending on how this lawsuit ends, it could have ripple effects that pose severe repercussions for the minority business community and the future well-being of the U.S. economy at large.
Thankfully, we know there is power in our network. Whether you’re a minority business owner, an NMSDC corporate member, or one of our many allies in the march toward greater economic equity, your support has helped us accomplish great things. But we’re not finished. Not by a long shot. So, we ask you to join us in this campaign as we come together to build a movement of our own. One capable of not just supporting the Fearless Foundation, but also everyone that is boldly standing up for a more diverse, inclusive, and prosperous nation. Together, we can rise from the ashes of this conflict to build a brighter future for us all.