New England Direct Reparations and Resource Sharing
$10 of $10,000 raised
Cashapp: $NEDDRS for group funds for donations ONLY, NO requests please
[Venmo and PayPal in the works]
Hello and welcome!
This group is for New England based comrades and people! You must either: live in New England to be a member of the group defined as: six states of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut or live in/have strong ties to the area.
No racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, cops.
All conversations must be civil and conducive to resolving problems that may arise, etc. Please be receptive to feedback and correct yourself if asked. Practice accountability for your actions.
CW/TW are necessary components to posts.
Post approval is on at this time and posts will be in the queue for 2-12 hours to equitably sustain the group.
Current monetary request limit is $75 and posts are allowed once a week.
Our admin and mod team:
Kit Fenrir Amreik + Shakera Anieke Bramwell
Brianna Sinatra/Bri Savv
Note: You must answer all membership questions and agree to the rules in order to join and be accepted.
Is it okay to punch a Nazi? *This is mandatory- failure to answer = automatic rejection*
Where do you live in New England? Please specify that town and the state you live in. *This is mandatory- failure to answer = automatic rejection*
What is your definition of reparations? How can you commit to this concept in this space? Are you able to donate to other members? *This is mandatory- failure to answer = automatic rejection*
The admin team would like to announce that we have some adjustments to the NEDRRS Direct Reparations Funding Pool! This will be the model we will implement until further notice, dated December 10,2020.
We believe that giving directly to the people who need help is imperative, now more than ever. BIPOC are especially in need of funding and support; direct reparations where people leverage their privileges' and financial power to alleviate the conditions that both the pandemic and the larger systems of oppression that affect us is transformative and healing. Direct giving saves lives.
*Note: We will only sponsor one post a month via this method. *
Adjustment: In order to be aligned with the mission of both this space and our partner, Rebel Cause Inc., Kera and I will be adjusting the disbursement rate of the In-House Grant Program in order to address, shift and transform the barriers that Black, Indigenous and People of Color face socioeconomically and financially.
If you are a BIPOC, and your post stalls for 1 week, the disbursement rate for the stalling ask will increase from 40% to 50%.
If you are a whyte person, and your post stalls for 1 week, the disbursement rate for the stalling ask will be 30%.
Here's how it will work:
- If you make a monetary request, and it is stalling for at least one week, the admin team will sponsor you from the fund.
- The NEDRRS Admin Team will sponsor a percentage of the ask or the remainder left according to the brackets listed above to close the gap.
- Please report funding and close the post if you are all set. If you can't close comments, please tag an admin or moderator.
- **The admin team can provide disbursements, in cases of emergency, such as medication requests and/or urgent trips to the hospital, to foster a "head start" on an ask and reduce the impact that the member is going through.**
We also want to give our gratitude and thanks to all of the donors who have sponsored other people in this group from our initial start in April of this year. Your work is seen and validated! Keep up the good work!
Note 2: If you have any questions about this policy change, please direct them to Shakera. Thank you for your time and consideration in this matter.