Like many of you, the editorial staff has been watching with horror the events that have been unfolding in the United States. We stand in strong opposition to the immigration ban and we support the Constitutional rights of freedom of speech and the press as they are the cornerstones of our work as writers and storytellers.
We strive to be an inclusive community. Our community has worldwide roots. Our policy has always been to respect the diversity and dignity of our audience and we will never go back on that.
In light of these recent disturbing events, yeah write will be donating 20% of the proceeds from our current nonfiction super challenge to American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
We encourage all of you to act out in your own way, however you can. Support activists. Be an activist. Keep using your voice to amplify the voices of others who may not be heard. If you’re not sure where to start, here are some organizations doing good work. There are many others. Look for the helpers. Be a helper.
American Civil Liberties Union (www.aclu.org)
Council on American-Islamic Relations (www.cair.com)
Medicins Sans Frontieres (www.msf.org)
Southern Poverty Law Center (www.splcenter.org)
National Immigration Law Center (www.nilc.org)
International Refugee Assistance Project (www.refugeerights.org)
In solidarity with our community,
Michelle, Stacie, Rowan, Arden, Asha, Christine, Cindy, Jenny, Natalie, and Nathan