Introducing The People’s Record Kickstarter Project
July 5, 2012
When we began The People’s Record in December, we had a much bigger project in mind. As we built our blog as a reliable leftist site focused on international news and movement struggles, The People’s Record also began preparing for a citizen journalist-based print publication that would take us to all corners of the United States and Canada to meet the communities of resistance who are working to create vital political and social transformations in the world.
On August 31, The People’s Record – made up of Robert Cunningham and Graciela Razo – will hit the road to meet these communities in person & to amplify their stories to the wave of leftists all over the world. We will document the provoking efforts of anti-war activists, racial justice advocates, environmental and co-op organizations, women’s rights crusaders, anti-capitalist movements and many other groups that are spearheading this revolutionary era of protest across the world.
The People’s Record will travel to the countries’ hotspots of direct democratic action, including:
- San Francisco, California
- Oakland, California
- Portland, Oregon
- Seattle, Washington
- Vancouver, British Columbia
- Denver, Colorado
- Austin, Texas
- Dallas, Texas
- New Orleans, Louisiana
- Madison, Wisconsin
- Chicago, Illinois
- Washington, D.C.
- Baltimore, Maryland
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- New York City, New York
- Montreal, Quebec
Each city will have its own story of struggle told through first-person accounts, photo essays, livestreamed protests and in-depth analysis pieces. We are currently looking for people in tune with their local activist communities to introduce us to the area’s political landscape, so if you think you can help, email or message us!
In addition, we’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund our trip. We have both been working hard to eliminate as much of the cost of our project as possible, but given the scope of this endeavor, we need your help! We’ve listed some neat prizes in exchange for your support, too.
But if you’re not able to contribute to our crowdsourcing fund, we’ve also launched a Google ad on our blog that you can click once daily. It’s a simple way to support us & to ensure that we will be able to cover these activist groups as comprehensively as possible while continuing to publish international news, political analysis, our leftist book club and many other resources on ThePeoplesRecord.com.
We need your help to get this campaign to reach as many potential supporters as possible. Understandably, not everyone is in a position where they can financially support this project, but your excitement, enthusiasm and sharing of our project will mean a lot to us too! Thank you so much for following our blog and participating in this exciting time of shifting political consciousness. We hope that our project documenting the new North American left will drive others to continue the fight for a truly democratic world.
So please visit and share our Kickstarter campaign. We’ll also be archiving updates to the project’s progress at ThePeoplesRecord.com/theproject.
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