Where are we now?
We are facing an unprecedented ecological crisis. Governments all over the world are failing to act, but we, the people, are rising.
In addition, Covid-19 brings immense challenges to people and to our very way of life and business as usual. But we will rise to meet the challenges hurting our communities with regenerative compassion and mutual aid, and rise to meet the challenges to our underlying systems with creativity to ensure we build a better world. This is a time to remember what we are rebelling for: a healthier, more resilient world that can weather crises, foster cooperation, and address the existential threats facing our world.
Since October 2018, Extinction Rebellion has grown to over 60 countries with more than 1000 groups at local, regional and national level. Ordinary people are coming together to enforce change, in what may be our last chance to avert disaster.
So much has changed in that time—and now, even more is changing on a daily basis. In the past, we pushed the narrative on the climate and ecological crisis, tens of thousands joined on the streets pushing government to take bold action, and even more Rebels worked behind the scenes day to day to grow the movement and build the needed support systems. Now, all this work becomes more crucial than ever.
Help us become even stronger
We have an opportunity to change the course of history, and this is only possible with the contribution of time, energy and money. This international crowdfunder, managed by XR Global Support will provide continued support to the increasing number of groups all over the world. While the UK Crowdfunder funds XR groups in the UK, this global crowdfunder is for transparent distribution among the 1000 (and growing!) XR national, regional and local groups in dozens of countries across the globe.
XR Global Support communicates with and supports the global network of local groups with resources, training, media communications and funding. It takes a lot to build something of this magnitude, and we can't do it without you.
Understandably, we live in uncertain times. But if you can, please consider a gift of regular giving so we can plan ahead for the coming months and years as the world moves through unprecedented times and the XR movement must adapt and flourish during the new normal.
Where will the money go?
This money will be transparently dedicated to delivering more trainings, facilitating conflict resilience and regenerative cultures, and expanding and strengthening communications and tech infrastructure. Seed funding will be provided to national groups to become self sustaining, and funds will be given to support the work of XR Global Support in these efforts. Additionally, as XR groups around the world rise up to meet the challenges posed by Covid-19 and adapt to new ways of working, your support is essential in ensuring this work is successful.
As the next chapter of Extinction Rebellion begins, every donation is vital and very much appreciated by rebels.
Help us rise up for our children, our children's children, and future generations of all life. This may be our last chance.
Love & Rage