It is not a new Black Lives Matter movement separate from the 1960s. We are fighting in the Black freedom movement that our ancestors started fighting when the first colonizers attempted to capture them. 

These people sustain woefully under-resourced movement work that consistently drives civic engagement above and beyond the election cycle. 

Electoral participation isn’t a means to an end. It is a pathway to a more connected society. By funding sustained engagement and organizing, Patrick sees Bridge Together as supporting local talent and listening to understand from residents what issues matter and how they manifest in their daily lives.