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donation to POWER!
is a low-income-led, all-volunteer, grassroots organization that
operates on an extremely small budget. If you are someone who believes
in economic justice &
supports POWER's work, please demonstrate your
support by making a much-needed financial contribution in any possible
amount. With your critical support, together we can continue building
this movement end
poverty! Read more...
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& send to: POWER, Po box 4281, Portland, Maine
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Why donate to POWER?
If you're someone who
believes in POWER's work to win economic rights & abolish
poverty, we'd like to take a moment to encourage you to demonstrate
by making a donation, in any possible amount. Each and every donation
helps to ensure that POWER can continue to carry out this important
POWER is about as
grassroots as any organization could possibly be. We are run entirely
by volunteer members, and we operate on a TINY budget. With
absolutely no paid staff whatsoever, every single day fellow POWER
members volunteer to carry out the many often thankless tasks required
to keep an
In addition to having a leadership base of poor and low-income
people, the vast majority of us volunteering are struggling
economically ourselves. Collectively organizing
and reaching out to fellow low-income people and allies while at the
same time juggling our own individual economic challenges can be a very
tall order. For many of us, the one thing we can afford to
donate is our time, and, even this isn't easy to give, especially for
those of us dealing with various economic pressures, such as working
multiple jobs, and/or raising a family, and/or managing with medical
problems and/or disabilities, and/or being homelessness, and/or going
school, and/or struggling to find work, etc. Even still,
some of us skimp on paying our own bills in order to help POWER pay for
things like stamps, photocopies, internet access, phone calls, or gas,
and more than once we've pooled together what little resources we have
a fellow member confront an emergency. We do this because we
this organization, because every word of our mission represents
something worth fighting for. For us, working to end poverty is not a
choice - we can't afford not to. No matter that it's an uphill battle,
no matter how hard we have to push against the tide. It simply must be
Coming up with the
resources we need is a constant challenge. No matter how
resourceful we are, come the end of the day, just like everyone else,
our bills need to get paid. To this end, we'd like to share a saying
that we learned from fellow leaders of the
Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign: "An organization can't
run on love alone." And that's a fact -- an organization
can't run without resources; because no matter how big our hearts are,
love alone won't fill the gas tank, pay the phone bill, or buy stamps
-- it takes money. And for those who truly care about economic justice
& ending poverty, it's never been more important that you put
your money where your heart
is and invest in what you value.
As POWER's mission states, together we are building a local
movement to win economic rights, end
economic oppression, & abolish poverty. Whether
it's 5 cents or 50 dollars - every penny that you contribute to POWER
is an investment in justice. With your support, together we can carry
out this mission & build this movement. Please donate today!
we CAN end poverty!
Together we WILL end poverty!
UNITE TO CLAIM OUR RIGHTS TOGETHER WE HAVE POWER!
Organizing to Win Economic Rights = POWER!
our economic rights;
Putting poverty on trial;
Building a Maine that truly is the way life should be - for ALL of us!!!