The NCCIT just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who has donated to our campaign so far!
In addition to the $7635.00 we have raised so far through Generosity.com, we have also received $5720.00 from outside supporters during our campaign, bringing our running total to $13,355.00 of our overall $25,000.00 goal!
During our crowdfunding campaign, we have come to recognize that our best advocate is YOU, our supporters. If you haven't already done so, please consider sharing our campaign with your friends and family and encourage them to support us. Every donation counts, no matter how large and small. (And remember, it is tax-deductible!)
The NCCIT is embarking on a two-year project (2016- 2017) to engage individuals and organizations from many backgrounds and affiliations on the issue of U.S. torture, and create an innovative model for transparency and accountability.
The NCCIT will examine North Carolina’s policy of quietly facilitating the CIA “rendition to torture” program. The Commission’s inquiry will create transparency for this policy, and will affirm our obligations under the Convention Against Torture, to which the U.S. is a signatory. Public hearings will include testimonies from experts as well as survivors. The Commission will publish a report with findings and recommendations for our state and beyond. Publicity for the Commission and its findings will draw attention both locally and beyond our state, and will help create momentum for official redress. The project will enhance our existing partnerships with prominent state, national, and international human rights organizations. such as: ACLU, ICTJ, and Amnesty International.
Thanks to generous donors, we were able to hire part-time organizing and media staff in April 2015. Our team is working to set up an Advisory Board, engage the support of key individuals and groups statewide, gather endorsements, and obtain financial support for the two-year inquiry. We have come a long way, and we especially need your support NOW to bridge the gap until grants come in. This is a critical time for the formation of NCCIT, and we appreciate any help and support.
NCCIT is a 501 (c) (3) organization. You can support our work by making a tax-deductible donation to us via PayPal:
Or by sending a tax-deductible check or money order payable to “NCCIT” to:
NC Commission of Inquiry on Torture
P.O. Box 12584
Raleigh, NC 27605
Below is a list of suggested donation amounts and what can be covered by each of them:
- $25 – Cost of 50 color print brochures and other printed media
- $50 – Cost of travel for a Community Training Seminar
- $100 – Cost of a Hotel room for a visiting outside expert
- $500 – Cost to fly in a national expert or witness
- $750 – Cost to produce a short video
- $1000 – Cost to fly in an international expert, witness, or survivor
- $2500 – Cost to purchase additional video equipment needed to document public events and hearings
Thank you for your support!
If you have any questions, please contact us.