Critical Resistance needs your support to keep our work strong and vibrant. 

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Becoming a donor to Critical Resistance is a straightforward way to keep CR strong.  Your donations help sustain our organizing to stop prison construction, to mobilize communities impacted by the violence of policing, and to develop alternatives to punishment and repression that sustain the health and well being of our families, neighborhoods, and communities.

From a monthly sustainership of $15 to $25 month to a one-time gift of $50, $500 or more, any amount directly supports practical and visionary organizing towards abolition.  Click here to donate today.

We launched a monthly sustainer campaign in September 2014 and we have the goal of signing up 75 new monthly sustainers by December.  Will you join us?

Here’s what our monthly sustainers are saying:

“I give because I believe abolition must happen and will happen and a sustained movement will get us there.” -Cory; Portland, ORMelanie

“i am a monthly sustainer of critical resistance and their tireless members because i believe their important coalition building and advocacy work, will bring about liberation for all, and a world free from suffering and oppression.” – deb; Oakland, CA

“I support CR because I know that we can be sustained without prisons and safe without policing. I affirm the vision of organizers who see beyond bars and borders. ” – Holly, New York, NY

“I support Critical Resistance because I am an abolitionist.  I know that  feel safe when I know my neighbors and when we all have enough to eat and a loving place to live where we cultivate community.” – Melanie; San Leandro, CA

ALL THE WAYS TO GIVE: Donations of money, time, and other resources help propel our work forward. Email or call us at 510.444.0484 to donate time or resources.

2013 Highlights: Click here to read CR’s 2013 Annual Report

In order to fight for abolition, Critical Resistance uses the framework of DISMANTLE, CHANGE, BUILD to direct our efforts.  Our 2013 Annual Report details some of the core ways that we applied this framework to our campaigns and projects, shouldering into the fight against the PIC and building our strength and capacity along the way.


Being a donor to CR has its benefits

Each quarter CR hosts a donor call during which we discuss some current issues related to the prison industrial complex and strategies for resistance.  The resources our donors contribute to Critical Resistance are essential to our fight against the prison industrial complex, so it is important for us to create spaces where we share back the strong work that their generosity makes possible.  Each quarter we host conference calls for our donors to share updates on our campaigns and projects, highlight movement work and hear input and feedback.

March’s call focused on SURVEILLANCE AND RESISTANCE and featured presentations by four amazing organizers followed by a question and answer session with our donors.

Click here to listen to the March Donor Call

Jayden Donahue is a member of Critical Resistance and CR’s representative to the Bay Area Committee to Stop Political Repression (BACSPR).  Jay will discuss the work BACSPR is doing to support activists targeted by the state and the tools the coalition is developing to support activist communities to resist surveillance, infiltration, and similar forms of state repression.

Eric A. Stanley is a scholar, author, film maker, and the co-editor of Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex.  Eric will be talking about the impacts of surveillance on transgender and gender non-conforming communities and strategies for fighting back.

Liz Samuels is an Emergency Medicine Resident at Brown University and also holds a Masters in Public Health.  Liz will be describing some of the ways public health surveillance is used as a tool in service of the prison industrial complex and will raise issues about how the fight for public health can be compromised when that role is not taken seriously.

Hamid Khan is an organizer with Stop LAPD Spying, a broad coalition raising public awareness, participation, mobilization, action, and building a movement to resist police spying and surveillance.  Hamid will discuss predictive policing and community strategies for resisting spying by law enforcement.

Become a donor to Critical Resistance today and join the next conversation in May!  Donating what you can is a simple and meaningful way to support our work and it brings you into conversation with some amazing organizers.


Click here for our 2013 Donor Call archive