Progressive Portal's Day Sponsors
Progressive Portal is made possible by the day sponsorships, general contributions, purchases, and volunteer support of many people. The people and organizations listed here have each agreed to sponsor a day of Progressive Portal, and we are grateful.
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Sponsors listed in alphabetical order of first name or organization name
ANONYMOUS -- a number of people have sponsored anonymously.
AN ANONYMOUS SUPPORTER OF THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IN WAR-NETWORK JAPAN recommends the Network's Web site:
AN ANONYMOUS SUPPORTER OF LORI BERENSON AND MICHAEL PARENTI recommends these Web sites:
BARBARA OCEANLIGHT writes, "My life's work has been about healing, for myself and others, as a therapist/social worker, as well as through spirituality, dancing and fiddling. I love the beauty of life and the earth, and my soul believes in peace."
COMMITTEE TO FREE LORI BERENSON -- Lori is a U.S. citizen currently being held as a political prisoner in Cajamarca, Perú. In June, 2001 she was cleared of charges of being a terrorist, but convicted of collaboration, and sentenced to 20 years by a civilian terrorism court which, according to the U.S. State Department, "fails to meet international standards of openness, fairness, and due process." (Take action: See "Lori Berenson's Sentence Upheld in Peru" on our Alerts Page.)
DONA SPRING is a member of the Berkeley, CA City Council and a leader in peace and justice issues. She initiated Berkeley's historic resolution calling on the U.S. to end the bombing of Afghanistan as quickly as possible, and has been instrumental in forging ties between the U.S. and Japanese peace movements.
DONNA RAYNER says, "I support the important work that Progressive Portal is doing and hope others will join me in becoming a Day Sponsor."
ElectricEmbers.net (formerly TechforPeople.net) -- Progressive Portal's Web host provides "dirt-cheap" hosting and consulting services for progressive groups, artists, and other not-for-profit organizations and individuals. EE's philosophy supports economically and ecologically sound Internet access for the grassroots.
ELLIOTT batTZEDEK says, "I signed up to support Progressive Portal as part of deep belief that true justice can only be reached by people joining together across differences to work together to hold governments accountable in any ways we can. In particular, I want to honor all of the Women in Black groups around the globe who stand against war and destruction, and my own group here in Philadelphia, Jewish Mobilization for a Just Peace."
Image: Elliott at demonstration at Israeli Consulate in Philadelphia. Click for larger picture (108K).
ESTACION LIBRE -- Estacion Libre (EL) is a people-of-color organization based in San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, building bridges between the Zapatista movement and struggles in the U.S. and Canada. EL organizes seasonal delegations in Chiapas as a political project to expose people of color to principles and strategies of the Zapatistas. EL can be reached at e-libre-AT-tao.ca (change "-AT-" to "@").
FELLOWSHIP OF RECONCILIATION -- Since 1915, The Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) has carried on programs and educational projects concerned with domestic and international peace and justice, nonviolent alternatives to conflict, and the rights of conscience. A nonviolent, interfaith, tax-exempt organization, The FOR promotes nonviolence and has members from many religious and ethnic traditions. It is a part of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR), which has affiliates in over 40 countries.
HARRY HOLLAND is a the father of two and a lifelong environmentalist. He is from the East, but has lived in Colorado for over half his life now. He says: "We have to listen to people like Edward Abbey and Wendell Berry. Wendell for President!"
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HELENE KENDLER is a lifelong progressive who spent eleven years working at an AIDS service organization in New York City, and is currently a graduate student at the Hunter College School of Social Work.
HILDA BOLDEN is a sociologist from Latin America. She says she is "nuts about Cuba" and respects Progressive Portal's "commitment, activism, and work."
LAUREN COODLEY is a historian and labor activist who has been working with her family for the past several years to save the Pacifica Radio Network, and most recently, to rally support for the locked-out workers at Charles Krug Winery. Her research specialization is the life and work of Upton Sinclair.
LOUISA ARNDT writes: "At this point in life, having retired, I consider myself an activist
--and a liberal, which is not a dirty word. I live in a surburban area and keep backyard chickens --good for my grandkids to know, and these peaceful birds keep me sane in an increasingly insane world."
JENNIFER is sponsoring a day at Progressive Portal in honor of her daughter Olivia (shown), and "in the hope that our actions will add up to a more secure and humane future for all beings."
LINN HARDING is a 48-year-old father, physical therapist, educator, and researcher.
MANDEEP GILL says about Progressive Portal, "These folks do a lot of good work and are cool, effective in their campaigns, and have quite a nice Web site -- I highly recommend checking out their site, possibly becoming a member, contributing, and/or buying from their huge selection of peace and UN insignia flags and clothing (if you've been wondering where to get any of this stuff from, here's the place!)."
MARGARET TOLBERG -- By day, Margaret is a software engineer in Pasadena, CA. She is a fan of Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez and a devoted listener to Pacifica Radio's Democracy Now!, which, she says, occupies her for most of her long commute to work!
MIKE SHELTON s a professional wordsmith and known news junkie residing in Michigan.
NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD -- HASTINGS COLLEGE OF LAW CHAPTER (San Francisco) is composed of students learning to use the power of law to work for peace and social justice. Sensing that people are becoming more willing to question government initiatives in the post-911 period, the group provides information and tools to make intelligent decisions about the new laws that have been adopted in the "war on terrorism."
NORA FREEMAN is a speech/language therapist in the New York City metropolitan area. She has a teenage son and two stepchildren, and finds social justice activism to be deeply rewarding and empowering, even if it never changes a thing.
PACIFICA CAMPAIGN was founded by "Democracy Now!" co-host Juan Gonzalez to help reclaim the Pacifica Foundation from a group that had seized control and nearly destroyed the nation's only progressive radio network. Pacifica Campaign and Progressive Portal worked in close coordination on a campaign that succeeded in returning control of Pacifica to the defenders of its mission.
ROBERT LYLE is a student of History who has learned that if we as citizens do not become involved in our "current history," we will be forced to endure the mistakes of those who are.
SCOTT LIKELY is a 30-something programmer working at a Fortune-50 company doing various kinds of coding for vehicle maintenance software. His Web site contains reviews of recent movies, an online "cam" showing him at work, and more.
TERRY DORAN is an elected board member of the Berkeley, CA Unified School District. He has been a staunch supporter of peace and justice matters related to education, including students' right not to be subjected to unwanted military recruitment efforts, school integration, and closing of the "achievement gap" between students of different backgrounds.
WESPAC -- For 27 years, the Westchester People's Action Coalition has been the most broad-based, progessive, activist organization in Westchester County, NY. It continues to work for peace, justice, and no nukes! Its Web site contains links, a calendar of events, action alerts, and more.
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