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Boston, MA--This movement is about self-respect.You stand up for justice because you respect yourself. You unite to oppose oppression. You do not fear sacrifice. This is a time that demands sacrifice. I am asking you right now to sacrifice by giving to this cause now. You can do so three ways: 1) Click here and use a credit card. 2) Call us at 617.542.9300 with a pledge or credit card information. 3) Mail us a check at 20 Park Plaza, Suite 628, Boston, MA 02116 You have already demonstrated that you have self-respect. You helped us protest Fox television"s proposed show "Bad Dads.' You helped us return a little girl to her father, Rafael Izquierdo. And you helped us bury a biased PBS documentary that slandered fathers. We banded together, we took action, and we won. Continue your activism by giving now. Those with self-respect know they are not perfect, but they put shame about their human mistakes behind them. They move forward. They know they are good human beings, and they are determined to do their best. Fathers & Families needs your gift so we can continue and expand the work we do--standing up for good people like you against oppression and injustice. Are you just an internet browser, or do you want to be part of a growing movement? A movement needs sacrifice, including financial support. Just as we won the "Bad Dads' campaign, we can expand our efforts to many states, on many fronts, against many oppressors--with your gift. At Fathers & Families, we watch every penny to be sure it is well spent. We are dedicated and determined--just like you. Why do I call on you now? Because mid-summer is always the lowest ebb in the finances of any non-profit. We need your gift now. To reach our financial goal, some of you will need to sacrifice in the $100 to $250 range. This is reality. Small gifts are also welcomed--they demonstrate determination and loyalty. I am giving $2,500 today as an installment of my annual gift. Please join me in stretching as far as you can. I am again reminded of the day Martin Luther King was shot in Memphis in 1968. He was there to support a strike by garbage collectors. The signs these men carried did not say "Higher Wages.' They did not say "More Paid Holidays.' The signs said, "I Am A Man.' The oppressed men holding these signs never looked prouder. This was a statement of pride among men who were accustomed to shame and defeat. I know that you will join me in giving. You will be proud to say, "I Am A Man. I Am A Father.'