Online music retailer Bandcamp will donate 100% of sales to the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund on June 19th.
Online music retailer Bandcamp has announced it will be donating 100% of sales on June 19th to National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People’s Legal Defense Fund (NAACP) Legal Defense Fund. This will happen not only this year, but every June 19th moving forward.
In a statement, Bandcamp said, "The recent killings of George Floyd, Tony McDade, Sean Reed, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and the ongoing state-sanctioned violence against black people in the US and around the world are horrific tragedies. We stand with those rightfully demanding justice, equality, and change, and people of color everywhere who live with racism every single day, including many of our fellow employees and artists and fans in the Bandcamp community."
"So this coming Juneteenth (June 19, from midnight to midnight PDT) and every Juneteenth hereafter, for any purchase you make on Bandcamp, we will be donating 100% of our share of sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, a national organization that has a long history of effectively enacting racial justice and change through litigation, advocacy, and public education. We’re also allocating an additional $30,000 per year to partner with organizations that fight for racial justice and create opportunities for people of color."
This comes after the retailer has already been putting their money where their mouth is in an effort to assist artists impacted by the global lockdowns instated because of the COVID-19 outbreak which has seen record single-day sales for the past two months.
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Read the full statement here.
Words by Emma Jones
Image via Bandcamp
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PURPLE SNEAKERS STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH THOSE DEMANDING JUSTICE FOR SYSTEMIC RACISM AND POLICE BRUTALITY, AT HOME AND ACROSS THE WORLD.
BELOW ARE LINKS TO DONATE AND MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD. #BLACKLIVESMATTER
Australian Indigenous Legal Services & Agencies you can donate to:
VIC - https://vals.org.au
NT - http://naaja.org.au
NSW & ACT - https://alsnswact.org.au
WA - https://als.org.au
SA - https://alrm.org.au
QLD - https://atsils.org.au
TAS - http://tacinc.com.au