Join NARN for #GivingTuesday Dec 1st!
As you know, Northwest Animal Rights Network (NARN) advocates for the rights of all sentient beings- the right to choose, to be free from oppression and exploitation- by pursuing campaigns, facilitating education, and connecting Pacific Northwest organizations. And like you, 2020 has been a challenging year for grassroots nonprofits like NARN.
Given that the coronavirus began because of wildlife exploitation, it is more important than ever to continue our efforts to promote compassionate lifestyles and justice for all beings. However, with social distancing mandates, NARN’s typical modes of advocacy such as social gatherings, letter-writing nights, Q&As, tabling at festivals, hosting fundraisers and other in-person events simply have not been possible. In response, NARN’s Board of Directors turned the pandemic into an opportunity to focus NARN’s action inward: this year NARN launched a new website, brought on five new Board members, updated our mission statement, started a rebranding campaign, and the new Board of Directors continues to push towards our goal of becoming an anti-racist organization to increase the impact of our activism and therefore help more animals. Read more about why this is important to us here.
The majority of NARN’s Board of Directors were previously involved in other racial justice advocacy efforts, so the members came together this summer and decided to expand our inward action by participating in self-reflection, education, and accountability exercises. This important work has refocused our values in racial justice within the Board members, staff, volunteers, and our programming. This year, NARN sent our program manager and Board President to Encompass’ Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Institute. Encompass is an organization that is working to make the farmed animal protection movement more effective by fostering racial diversity and inclusivity through consultation to organizations like NARN, and emphasizes that the work to fight racism and to create a racially equitable movement is essential to our work for farmed animals. The entire Board of Directors will be continuing to work with Encompass on NARN’s new racial equity strategic plan through the end of the year and into 2021.
NARN is grateful for you, your support, and the generous spirit of our community members throughout this global pandemic. NARN supporters, you have chipped in to distribute free vegan meals to healthcare workers and volunteered your time and money to bolster the continued efforts of our new community partner Plant Based Food Share. We will continue to support our community with plant-based food options through these ongoing hard times, but we need your help!
Your support means so much to us, this year and every year! Please join us on #GivingTuesday on December 1st to celebrate Northwest Animal Rights Network’s accomplishments together, and help us with our re-commitment to racial equity in animal rights in 2021 and beyond. With your help, we can get there. How can you get involved:
* Start a Fundraiser for NARN on Facebook:
If you’re on Facebook, you can create a Facebook fundraiser for Northwest Animal Rights Network and invite your friends right now! Facebook is contributing up to $7 million in matched donations made through Facebook on December 1st and charges no fees on donations made, so all of the money raised will go straight towards our goal!
* On Instagram:
Follow our page at @instanarn to ‘heart’ and share our posts all year long! share our posts. Tag us on Instagram Stories and add a “donate” sticker to encourage your family and friends to support NARN’s advocacy!
* Give with a Check Payable to NARN and mail it to:
Northwest Animal Rights Network
1037 NE 65th St #174
Seattle, WA 98115
* Or explore other ways to give through in-kind, legacy, and employer matching programs here! All donations are tax deductible and go directly toward funding NARN’s work for 2020.