Since 1985, CREDO is and has been a business that works for social change. That commitment to social change has been extensive: we have donated more than $88 million to progressive non-profits, and have funded a team working to engage millions of people in direct progressive activism.
The CREDO Action team spent almost 20 years organizing progressives to fight both Republican extremism and Democratic cowardice. They made significant contributions to the progressive movement and helped millions of activists fight for a world where everyone – across lines of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, immigration status, ability, class – enjoys equity, liberation, opportunity, safety and joy. We are very thankful for the impressive work the team accomplished.
At CREDO, we remain deeply committed to advancing our shared progressive values; however we will no longer be engaging in direct activism campaigns.
We believe our philanthropy is the best possible way to advance our values, through the impressive and experienced groups and causes to whom we donate each month.
Therefore, we will direct our community efforts solely through our philanthropy, continuing to support the groups and causes who give voice to those who need it most, where it is most needed, including Planned Parenthood, Rainforest Action Network, Doctors Without Borders, Amnesty International and dozens upon dozens of other important progressive groups.
We continue to be committed to giving generously through our philanthropy, and encourage you to help show your support by voting for this month’s nonprofits at credodonations.com. We look forward to sharing more ways for us to make a difference together!
Below, we’ll share a few highlights of our work, invite you to join some amazing progressive groups doing crucial work pushing Democratic elected officials to live up to our values and share our 2019 year-in-review video.
But first, there are a lot of people we want to thank. Thank you to the millions of CREDO activists who have taken part in our campaigns over the years. You have made millions of phone calls to elected officials, generated hundreds of millions of petition signatures and won countless campaigns for progressive change. Thank you to all former and current CREDO Mobile, CREDO and Working Assets Credit Cards, CREDO Energy, and Working Assets Long Distance customers. Nothing CREDO Action accomplished over the years would have been possible without your decision to support a progressive company that invested in activism – and we will always be thankful.
Thank you to our progressive allies, both on and off Capitol Hill, who partnered with CREDO Action on activism campaigns over the years. No organization exists in a silo, and our work was most effective when we worked in deep partnership and collaboration with progressive elected officials and like-minded organizations in the progressive movement. There are far too many of you to name, but you know who you are and we deeply appreciate your partnership.
Thank you to all current and former CREDO Action and CREDO Mobile employees. Former CREDO Action team members turned CREDO Action into a key player in the progressive movement and provided the foundation for our success. The current CREDO Action team members are among the smartest, hardest working and most talented people we know. Every single CREDO Mobile employee, past and present, made the work of CREDO Action possible.
We could not be prouder of the CREDO Action team and what it has accomplished. We took on big fights and won, lifted up our allies, stood up for those under attack and strove to do our work with integrity. One of the things we’re proudest of was CREDO Action’s willingness to push the Democratic Party and its elected officials to live up to progressive values. Yes, we need to do everything we can to stop Republican extremists and their dangerous agenda. But to build the future we want and deserve, we also need to keep the Democratic Party in check and continually push ALL elected officials to support truly progressive policies. Far too often, advocacy groups give Democrats a pass when they sell out progressive values. CREDO Action didn’t pull punches for the sake of electoral expediency – and that’s one of the things we’ll miss the most now that it’s gone.
That’s why we’d like to invite you to join several organizations doing tremendous work to hold Democrats accountable and push the Democratic Party to the left. We hope you’ll visit their websites and join them in their vital work.
Finally, we put together a short video highlighting some of what CREDO Action accomplished in 2019. We hope you’ll take a few minutes to enjoy the video.