Thank you for supporting the BAsics Bus Tour, now let’s take it higher!
Thank You to everyone who contributed to the BAsics Bus Tour!
We raised $32,866 to exceed our goal of $30,000. Hundreds of people across the country contributed, from many small contributions and a few larger individual donations. Over the past few weeks they stepped forward to make something very important happen… the first leg of the BAsics Bus Tour which went through parts of the South and delivered a message from those hundreds to the people of Sanford. And in doing so, those people around the country and those that the Bus Tour met in the South have been part of beginning to cohere a national movement around the mass fundraising campaign to project Bob Avakian’s vision and works into every corner of society, BA Everywhere…Imagine the Difference It Could Make! Follow http://basicsbustour.tumblr.com to see what an impact this is having and all that was learned in the process.
Contribute now to take the BAsics Bus Tour even higher. While a budget and goals for the next leg of the Tour haven’t been released yet, it will likely cost around $30,000 or more. Raise funds, as you build on what has begun through the Bus Tour, involve others in this movement, and spread the message of BAsics 1:13 everywhere.
$250 needed now. Help leave copies of BAsics behind in Sanford, FL.
Great news! Just $634 from the goal of $30,000 to pay for this leg of the BAsics Bus Tour and initial money for the next. BUT in addition $250 needs to be raised immediately to go towards providing copies of Bob Avakian’s BAsics to the residents of Sanford on a sliding scale or given free to those who are serious about getting into this book but have no funds. Donate now.
This money is needed TODAY so we can distribute the books tomorrow, Saturday.
Donate now. Talk with others about contributing, let people know about the Tour and what is being broken open with this. This contribution will make a big difference. Help us leave behind a powerful way for people to get into the revolution we need and the leadership we have. (If you’re directing contributions for this, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know.)
BAsics, from the Talks and Writings of Bob Avakian is a distillation of several decades of Avakian’s work. It speaks to the most essential questions of revolution and human emancipation.
YOU CAN’T CHANGE THE WORLD IF YOU DON’T KNOW THE BAsics!
On to Sanford! Your Support Needed.
We received this letter from someone raising funds and statements of support for the BAsics Bus Tour. It’s being shared here to help you take us over the top and begin funding the next leg of the Tour, and call on more statements of support, enabling people broadly to participate in many ways in all this.
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
The BAsics Bus Tour—which has been spreading Bob Avakian’s vision of a radically different way the world could be and the strategy to achieve it—will be arriving in Sanford, Florida this Friday! Sanford is the site of the murder of Trayvon Martin, the wave of mass protest that followed, and, now, high profile legal proceedings. In short, the tour is arriving at ground-zero of a modern-day lynching…and will be delivering a powerful message. Here is a video announcement about this critical, culminating phase of this leg of the BAsics Bus Tour: http://vimeo.com/42650948.
I call on you to issue statements of support and solidarity (you can send them to me) and/or to make a financial contribution to underwrite the costs of this tour (see below for how to do so). Join activist-scholar Cornel West, former Black Panther Richard Brown, New York University professor Andrew Ross, and Roger Dittman from Scientists Without Borders, and others who have issued statements (http://basicsbustour.tumblr.com/support).
BAsics Bus Tour Kicking Off From Atlanta in Early May — Be part of taking it higher
The BAsics Bus Tour is going to hit the road again. After its successful pilot launch in California, the BAsics bus is going to take it higher. And $20,000 is needed to make it happen.
Momentum is building in the mass campaign to raise big money to project the vision and works of Bob Avakian into every corner of society. In the coming months, new rounds of the BAsics Bus Tour are going to be spreading out to different areas. And now, beginning in Atlanta, then heading out from there, the BAsics bus will be rolling into the thick of the struggle in a particularly hot area in this country. The crew aboard will bring the message of revolution and introduce Bob Avakian to people who are beginning to fight the power. This will be changing the atmosphere, bringing the fresh wind of the possibility of a whole new world, attracting people’s deep hopes for humanity and outrage at the world as it is… stirring up controversy, deep engagement and critical thinking. It will bring the answers people so desperately need about the way out of all this and involve people in different ways in the mass campaign: BA Everywhere! Imagine the Difference It Will Make! This is needed now more than ever, and if this is accomplished, it will make a very big difference.
Whatever you can do and wherever you are, you can make your time, effort and energy count! Your creativity, participation and support is needed to make a truly big difference in the world right now.