The Harry Potter Fandom is BACK AGAIN in full swing, but it's not just about the movies or the books…its about the fandom and doing what is right, not easy! It's time to join the Harry Potter Alliance and their new fight for Equality For The Win and fight against World Sucks!
This year, equality will win. Equality FTW is the Harry Potter Alliance’s annual fundraiser. Your contribution helps us fund another year of campaigns fighting for economic, educational, and LGBTQ equality.
The HPA is an organization created by fans, serving fans and supported by fans. We are a place where Harry Potter fans, Nerdfighters, and other fandoms can come together and find practical ways to decrease world suck.
Because of your support and your enthusiasm for our work, we've done some amazing things for equality in the past year:
- Did you know that HPA members made over 3,000 calls for marriage equality in Maine last November? And get this, IT PASSED!
- Our members collected and donated over 30,000 books this year during our Accio Books campaign. We also debuted our Apparating Library at LeakyCon London.
- We helped pass the Maryland DREAM Act and this summer we launched our Superman Is An Immigrant campaign to collect and share immigration stories from our community.
- We’ve helped over 200,000 Harry Potter fans ask Warner Bros. about the sourcing of cocoa used in their chocolate frogs.
"Dumbledore would have been happier than anybody to think there was a little more love in the world." - Professor McGonagall
But here's the thing: we’ve had a lot of success, but this fight for equality is not over and we need your help to continue our work.
The Harry Potter Alliance is a non-profit, and we don't rely on the Malfoys to give us big donations. Instead we rely on people like you: Harry Potter fans, Nerdfighters, Whovians, Browncoats and supporters from all 12 Districts. It is your support that makes our work possible: over 90% of our funding comes from members like you. Sometimes that's in the form of LeakyCon, Project for Awesome, wizard rock concerts or even our Books Turn Muggles Into Wizards t-shirt sales, but a lot of it comes from this very fundraiser. We take a lot of pride in being an organization that exists to bring fans together and to make fandom a little more magical. Our world needs a Dumbledore's Army and, with your help, we are making that a reality.
But we don't like simply asking for money. That's kind of boring. We are all about decreasing world suck AND increasing awesome and that's why we've put together such awesome perks to reward your donation.
During our month-long campaign, you'll see lots of exclusive donation perks from our amazing partners:
- John Green
- Hank Green
- Evanna Lynch
- Patrick Rothfuss*
- Maureen Johnson
- Alex Day
- The Potter Puppet Pals
- Scholastic Books
So what are you waiting for? Head on over to the Harry Potter Alliance Equality FTW Indigo website and donate whatever you can and fight with Dumbledore's Army!
Posted by Keith
09-13-2013 at 8:50 PM