BENEFITING: MIGRANT AND IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY ACTION PROJECT
EVENT DATE: Sep 22, 2013
Did you know that 57% of the people in immigration court do not have an attorney to represent them?
I am Board President of a fantastic new nonprofit law firm: the Migrant and Immigrant Community Action (MICA) Project. It's a community organization committed to working with low-income immigrants to overcome barriers to justice. The MICA Project utilizes legal services, organization, advocacy, and education to promote the voice and human dignity of immigrant communities. Want to know more about immigration court? Here's a great article about Immigrant Detainees and the Right to Counsel.
I fully support this organization, and I have an ambitious fundraising goal for the year. I don't have many...or any....connections to rich philanthropists, so I've come up with a fundraiser to crowdsource my friends and family for this great cause.
I've run two half-marathons and when I finished both I said to myself, "NEVER will I attempt a full marathon. That sounds miserable." Well, guess what, I'm going FULL crazy. I'm going to take the next 30 weeks--that's seven months--to properly train for the Quad Cities Marathon on September 22, 2013. I want to raise $100 per mile, $2600 total. I just need 100 people to donate $26 or 26 people to give $100.
Can you help me? Along with your donation, I hope you'll email me a picture of yourself motivating me to hang on my wall. (Something like this) Keep me accountable and help me to help the strangers in our land. If you give $100, I'll make you the sponsor of a particular mile--maybe you want me to think of you fondly during that first giddy mile, or maybe you want me to be inspired by you as I limp through mile 19. Your choice.
Thanks so much for supporting the MICA Project and helping me achieve my goals!