Monday, April 17, 2006

NFPOC receives generous grant from RESIST

PRESS RELEASE

Resist contact: Robin Carton, Grants Manager
RESIST, Inc.
259 Elm Street
Somerville, MA 02144

617.623.5110 or robin@resistinc.org or www.resistinc.org

North Fork People of Conscience Receives Grant Award

NFPOC has just been awarded $1,400 by RESIST, Inc. a national progressive foundation located in Somerville, Massachusetts.

NFPOC received this funding for an organization dedicated to progressive political and social change, with a strong focus on opposing the war in Iraq. "We are very excited to have received this grant from RESIST," said Ethel Sussman, a member of NFPOC. "This will enable us to continue updating and maintaining the panels of photographs and biographies that constitute Honor the Fallen, our memorial to the US soldiers who have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. It will also support our efforts to remember the Iraqi civilans who have been killed in this war." To contact NFPOC, please write to North Fork People of Conscience at PO Box 1330, Southold, NY 11971 or email nfpofc@optonline.net

RESIST began in 1967 with a "call to resist illegitimate authority" in support of draft resistance in support to the Vietnam War. RESIST has continued to fund a broad range of movements for social justice and, over the years, has evolved into a national foundation providing small but timely funding for grassroots peace and social justice groups. RESIST has six funding cycles during the calendar year. In fiscal year 2005, RESIST gave almost $282,000 to 136 organizations across the country.

"Each year, RESIST funds groups like North Fork People of Conscience, because our mission is to support people who take a stand about the issues that matter today, whether it's to resist corporate globalization, promote a woman's right to choose, or develop activist leaders," says Board Chair Marc Miller. "And we believe it is especially important to help grassroots organizations that might be too small or too local for mainstream foundations."

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