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[liberationtech] Fundraiser to send 100 4G/LTE hotspots to Public Libraries in Puerto Rico & fund CryptoHarlem for 1 year

Kate Krauss katie at critpath.org
Tue Apr 3 15:04:06 PDT 2018


I love this idea and just tweeted it to a bunch of librarians. I'm also
glad to see some activity on this list.

Go, Calyx Institute.

-Kate Krauss

On Tue, Apr 3, 2018 at 4:32 PM, Nicholas Merrill <lists at calyx.com> wrote:

> Help us bridge the "Digital Divide" by supporting our campaign as part of
> DuckDuckGo's $500,000 Privacy Challenge
> <https://www.calyxinstitute.org/help/digital-divide>
>
> We at The Calyx Institute are super excited and very honored to have been
> chosen to be one of the contestants in DuckDuckGo's $500,000 Privacy
> Challenge fundraiser. Your help is essential to meeting this goal. The team
> that raises the most money gets $50,000 .. second place $40,000, all the
> way down to sixteenth place gets $3,000 .. and there are weekly bonus
> challenges for orgs to win another $247,000.
>
> Our fundraising campaign is all about the Digital Divide - our goal for
> this fundraiser is to raise $100,000 so we can send *100 4G modems with
> unlimited data plans to public libraries in Puerto Rico*, and to *fund
> CryptoHarlem for the next year*. If we can raise more than that number
> then we can send more modems to Puerto Rico! According to our research
> there are 66 public libraries in 43 cities and towns in Puerto Rico. Please
> help us to help underserved communities in Puerto Rico get online and to
> help CryptoHarlem continue its important work.
>
> The Calyx Institute recently became the sponsor of the monthly security
> clinic CryptoHarlem <https://www.calyxinstitute.org/projects/cryptoharlem>.
> CryptoHarlem is a Digital Surveillance Clinic that has been meeting on a
> monthly basis since 2013 in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. It is
> always open to the public and completely free of charge.
>
> Please give your support ( or join the team to recruit other supporters )
> at https://www.crowdrise.com/the-calyx-institute
> <https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/the-calyx-institute>
>
> Thanks!!
>
>
> -Nick
>
>
> --
>  Nicholas Merrill
>  Executive Director
>  The Calyx Institute
>  254 36th Street
>  Brooklyn, NY 11232
>  Jabber: nick at calyxinstitute.org
>
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