Black Lives Matter Benefit Auctions, Round 4!
It’s truly humbling that we’ve been able to raise nearly $12,000 for the ANTI POLICE-TERROR PROJECT, ACLU RACIAL JUSTICE PROGRAM, EQUAL JUSTICE SOCIETY, and COLOR OF CHANGE through our first few sets of auctions. We could not be more proud of everyone who participated, shared, and otherwise showed support! The global demonstrations are not stopping, and we’re not stopping either!
This new set of auctions had us digging deep into the PIRATES PRESS RECORDS vault for some great and rare vinyl.
The four organizations mentioned above have all been working tirelessly to help educate and mobilize people (and legislation!) to confront some of the biggest issues, and really make a difference – and these groups and others are seeing actual WINS that we should all celebrate, and be continually motivated by – removing police from the Oakland School District being one local victory we’re extremely proud of out here!
It’s time for MORE change, and it’s going to take an army of hearts and minds to continue to see more of the WINS, and the real change everyone is after. Racism has no place in our society, and it’s eye-opening and refreshing to see the unity in that message being projected so loudly and so widely.
Until we are all safe, nobody is safe. Until we are all free, nobody is free.
In addition to learning and educating, standing up and speaking out, raising a fist, marching, and all the other ways we are helping bring awareness to this issue and fight for change, these auctions are a great way to help finance and support people on the front lines; some of those with the most potential to change public opinion, legislation, and ultimately the future our children will inherit.
This fourth round of auctions features ultra-rare test pressings, prints, and more from ARMSTRONGS (members of RANCID & GREEN DAY), TIM TIMEBOMB, SUBHUMANS, THE SLACKERS, BISHOPS GREEN, INFA-RIOT, REDUCERS SF, NOi!SE, LENNY LASHLEY’S GANG OF ONE, DOWNTOWN STRUTS, EVIL CONDUCT, & MORE!
The money raised in this fourth week of auctions will be split evenly, four ways, between the ANTI POLICE-TERROR PROJECT, ACLU RACIAL JUSTICE PROGRAM, EQUAL JUSTICE SOCIETY, and COLOR OF CHANGE – to help them continue their hard work, one victory at a time!
We hope you will stand with us, and with #BlackLivesMatter – and support these auctions – and add some AMAZING and RIDICULOUSLY RARE vinyl to your collections in the process… Good luck bidders!!!
The auctions are active now and will end on Sunday August 2nd at 3 PM PDT / 6 PM EDT.
Head to piratespressrecords.com/auction to place a bid!