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Voter registration FergusonAs an alliance of 9,400 California nonprofits, like so many others we are saddened and angered by recent violence against African Americans in Ferguson and elsewhere. We've been wondering what we could say or do that would be helpful. We are heartened to see so many nonprofits already deeply involved in the legal issues of Ferguson, supporting and training demonstrators, and much other important work. But too many of our mainstream leading institutions have been silent on these matters. 

We know that nonprofits are by nature deeply rooted in our communities and for decades have been front-line witnesses to the growing epidemic of violence against African American youth. In the tradition of nonprofits acting on their values, we should see the events in Ferguson as a call to action for nonprofits everywhere. We nonprofits have powerful economic, social and moral resources to bring to the fight, and we can support other nonprofits in this work, right now especially those in the African American community.

We at CalNonprofits are inspired to see how nonprofits are acting in their own ways for the common good, and we are proud to be part of the sector that supports them.

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