UPDATE 12/18/2020 —
Hey everyone, thanks again for all the support and well wishes! I spoke with Logan on Monday (look out for an episode of her Green Market Agorist podcast with that conversation soon). She’s in high spirits despite facing so much and we’re all ready to fight this for as long as it takes.
With the updated cost estimate, we’re getting close to halfway. This is great because the first $7,500 payment is for the lawyer’s initial retainer. Paying that will allow Logan to turn herself in and start the defense process with legal representation in hand. It is crucial that we hit this amount as soon as possible!
But we’re getting close! And with the holidays and end-of-the-year charity, I’m hoping we can get that last bit covered in the next week or so. I know we can do it! The key is going to be sharing, sharing, sharing. Tell your neighbors. Tell your friends. Tell your family. Share to networks even if you don’t think anyone will give. You never know and every little bit helps s get closer to $7,500.
Finally, I want to give a big shout out to It’s Going Down, the anarchist news network, for signal boosting our fundraiser. You can read their call for solidarity here. Thank you everyone <33
UPDATE 12/7/2020 —
So this is a good news, bad news update. To start with some positive developments, now almost halfway to our original goal and it’s been amazing to see the community come together so quickly and help us raise almost $5k in a few days. This is incredible and I’m deeply grateful to everyone who has given or shared the fundraiser so far. From encouraging notes, to truly generous gifts, you’ve all shown up in such an impressive way.
The bad news is that we’re not there yet. Halfway is, well, halfway, and we have a long way to go to make sure Logan’s legal defense is taken care of and that she can safely continue her work as a writer and activist. You may also notice that our fundraising goal has increased today. After a few negotiations, the full expense we’re looking at is $15,000. But with the response we’ve seen so far, I know it’s not impossible.
If you’ve shared the fundraiser already, please do share it again. Tag a few people. Share in groups. It really does help remind people to give and spread the word around new networks. Thank you in advance for doing all you can to keep the momentum going on this important community effort.
The other good news is that she’s going to be able to pay in two parts, and so we’re looking to try and hit $7,500 first and then focus on raising the rest. So, we’re still pretty close, and I know there’s a lot of energy left in the community. Thanks again, and feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or offers of support.
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One of our most prolific writers, Logan Marie Glitterbomb, is currently facing charges in Florida for self-defense. We’re calling on you, our friends and supporters, to help us raise funds for Logan’s legal fees in order to keep her out of prison. We need to raise approximately $10,000 to cover legal defense and related expenses. While it’s a steep goal, I’m confident our network is capable of getting us close, and I’d like to thank you all in advance for engaging in such a powerful form of mutual aid.
We’re asking folks to give through PayPal so the funds can go directly to Logan without a delay. You can still donate via card though, you’ll just need to check out as a guest in the PayPal checkout system.
Long-time readers will know Logan’s work well, as her writing has formed the backbone of our commentary section for quite a while. And Logan’s work as an activist in her own community has been influential as well, most notably through her Coup de Main project, an intentional community meant to serve as a safe haven for queer and houseless folks as well as a resource base for local activism.
Now it’s our turn to return the favor and show her the support she’s shown her community for so long.
Logan is currently facing firearms charges in Florida, after an altercation where she and a friend were attacked by members and supporters of the St. Augustine Patriots over a Black Lives Matter facemask. Logan let them know she had a gun to discourage attack and this successfully prevented the situation from escalating. Logan was later pulled over and questioned and now warrants have been issued for several related charges.
This was a clear-cut case of self defense, which resulted in no harm to anyone, and arguably prevented an assault. This is the textbook reason for the existence of gun rights.
So, we’ve taken up this fundraising effort not only because Logan is a deeply loved member of our team, but because the issues at play should be of great importance to anarchists generally. The right to defend oneself is perhaps the most basic measure of human freedom. Help us defend Logan’s right to self defense and support her through this by donating whatever you can.
In particular, Logan is living with chronic health issues that, on top of being trans, would make a prison stay very dangerous for her. We all know how terrible prisons are at getting people the meds they need and Logan’s currently relying on quite a few medications as well as a specialized diet to survive. This is why it’s so imperative that she’s able to access competent legal support and successfully advocate for her right to self defense.
Please share widely and give what you can!
And remember, we keep us safe.