[PARTNER] Help Crowdfund #EmergingUS

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.

#EmergingUS Trailer

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/emergingus

Posted 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.

Maraming salamat,

Jose Antonio Vargas
Founder/Editor, #EmergingUS 

P.S. In case you're interested, #EmergingUS has also released additional videos: "What the Media Gets Wrong about Immigration"; "Dear Donald Trump"; and "I, Too, Sing America.

"Facts are Stubborn Things..."

Watch how the GOP candidates get the facts on immigration wrong over and over again.If you want to see more videos like this, pledge to support #EmergingUS at http://bit.ly/EmergingUS

Posted by EmergingUS on Friday, March 18, 2016
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 #GOPDebate

Posted by EmergingUS on Thursday, March 10, 2016
"I, Too"

Inspired by Chris Rock--host of tonight's Academy Awards--this video connects the dots. #EmergingUS aims to tell the stories of the real emerging America. Support us by joining our campaign: http://www.beaconreader.com/projects/emergingus

Posted by EmergingUS on Sunday, February 28, 2016