One weekend
Can we do it?
"BMMA is a national network of black women-led organizations & multi-disciplinary professionals who work to ensure that all Black Mamas have the rights, respect, & resources to thrive before, during, & after pregnancy"

It shouldn't be hard to find 1,000 donors for this. C'mon.
I donated $250. If we get to $80,000 by 10 o'clock tonight I'll donate another $250.
*Pacific time, so we have 3+ hours
$1,000 in 14 minutes. I have hope!
If I were @cmclymer I would offer to spill some tea if we meet goal. Hmm....
It's such a hard time to ask for money. But this work s so needed and so chronically underfunded. Thank you to everyone who is answering the call. It's not the dollar amount. It's the number of people chipping in that I'm loving:
I don't do the tag-a-million-people thing as a rule. But I'd love RT's on this.
$4k in half an hour. I have an enormous love for my Twitter community.
Only $2k to reach the goal for tonight!
YOU ALL DID IT! I'm donating another $250, as promised.
Let's goooooooo to $100k!
So... close... to making $10k tonight...
Amazing job tonight, folks! About $10k raised in 3 hours. We only have $17k more to go over the rest of the weekend!

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