I've created a news media company--the first to be owned by an undocumented immigrant, and among the first to be owned by a Filipino American in the U.S. And I need your help.
As HuffPost reported, #EmergingUS lives at the intersection of race, immigration, and identity in a multicultural America. In an election year in which American identity itself is at stake, #EmergingUS will produce original videos, essays, articles, podcasts, photo/slideshows all about the emerging American identity. Our multimedia content will live on EmergingUS.com and will also be distributed through various platforms by selected media partners. At the core of our journalistic mission is our exploration of this urgent question: Who are we, and who are we becoming?
And rather than raise money from venture capitalists, rather than be nested inside a larger media entity, #EmergingUS needs to live on its own, without the constraints that investors or a larger media partner will bring us. #EmergingUS is starting from the ground-up, people-funded and people-supported. To that end, #EmergingUS has partnered with Beacon, the Kickstarter for journalism, in launching the largest journalism crowdfunding campaign yet: $1 million in matching funds.
Can you pledge your support? Every dollar you give is doubled!
You can give here: http://bit.ly/EmergingUS
To give a taste of our video content, here's the #EmergingUS trailer: http://on.fb.me/24drcwn.
Whether it's issues or people, America is beyond Black and White. We're ready to have a nuanced conversation about everyone at #EmergingUSGive to our historic crowdfunding campaign and show that we need a new kind of media that tells all of our stories: https://www.beaconreader.com/projects/emergingusPosted by EmergingUS on Thursday, February 18, 2016
And please spread the word on Facebook--you can share this Facebook post from #EmergingUS with you friends: http://on.fb.me/24drcwn. Talk about why you're supporting #EmergingUS.
Jose Antonio Vargas
Dear Donald Trump
Dear Donald Trump, This is what real Americans – the #EmergingUS – have to say about you. What would you like to say to Donald Trump? Pledge your support and help us keep the conversation going at http://www.beaconreader.com/projects/emergingus #DearDonaldTrump #ButWeWill #GOPDebatePosted by EmergingUS on Thursday, March 10, 2016