Abraham J. Bonowitz is creating Stories on the Road to Abolition
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Thank you for joining me on this epic journey. I'm writing a book to tell the story of how we changed the world. I'm inviting YOU along, using this cool site that allows people to help creators make their magic!

I've spent nearly 30 years - most of my adult life - organizing, educating, advocating and rabble-rousing to help create the change that we are soon to see - the abolition of the death penalty in the United States. I've been on the front lines, behind the scenes, in the court rooms and the back rooms. I've even been to jail a few times - on both sides of the bars!

Now I'm going to tell the stories the way *I* know them - from a unique insider, organizers perspective. In doing so, I will preserve the history of our movement and those I have worked with most closely so that our contributions are forever a part of the story of how the death penalty ended in the United States. More than that, I'll share the experiences, skills, organizing knowledge, and the hard lessons I learned along the way with the next generations working to create change on similarly tough issues.

My plan is this: Over the next period of months I will

As I collect these materials, I will create short essays and video vignettes which I will share exclusively with YOU - my Patrons - on a regular basis. I will shape these into a book and a web-based document to accompany the book so that I can share good stuff that doesn't make the final print edit. I also expect to create a program of audio and visual clips to accompany me when I share my stories in-person following publication.

I can only do this with YOU, and I thank you for joining me on this journey as my Patron.

With you and a few others backing me, I can keep doing the work I am known for as a leading abolitionist while taking on the many tasks necessary to create a compelling book that people want to read. My ultimate goal is to build a post-abolition phase of my work that allows me to earn a living sharing our stories while inspiring and training future organizers working to change the world on other issues.

Thank you. Your investment as my Patron is a real gift to me. You enable me to stay with this work until it is done, and to ensure our legacy. Please check out the different tiers of suggested investment levels, and the accompanying ways I plan to bring you on this journey with me.

Yours in the Struggle,

--abe

PS: Confession: Some days I am tempted to walk away from the work I have been doing for nearly 30 years. Especially as compensated work in the death penalty abolition movement grows more scarce, launching a new career feels like the only responsible path for a man with a family to help take care of. However, I can't see myself not finishing the job. And really, someone has to tell the story!. I can only do that if I can find a patron or two. (Or in these days of crowd sourcing, 75 or 100!)

PPS: Want to help, but not get into the whole monthly commitment thing? Here's a link where you can send one chunk of change and be done! I won't bug you, but I will send the book when it's done. Thank you!  One & Done to help Abe keep going!


Rewards
Fuel for the fire
$3 or more per month
Less than the price of a fancy cup of coffee, your investment at this level provides fuel for my fire.  I'll keep you updated with a monthly e-mail, acknowledge upir support in the final publication, and send you a  copy of the book! 
Power Booster
$9 or more per month
Power Boosters keep me going and will receive a monthly update e-mail about what I've accomplished in the past few weeks and what is coming up next. As the project progresses, I hope to use Patron polls invite your input on things like deciding which photos to include, and maybe even the final title of the book! This level also includes acknowledgement as one who empowered me in the final published works, and of course, a copy of the book!
Double Chai! To Life!
$36 or more per month
Double Chai (Double Life) Patrons receive sneak-peeks at oral history videos recently recorded, as well as everything in the lower level tier. AND... higher level acknowledgement as one who empowered my work to complete published works. 
Space-Makers
$100 or more per month
LIMITED AVAILABILITY! Space-Maker Patrons provide a level of support that creates the space to let me get the work done without worries. Patrons at this level receive first viewing opportunities of final versions of produced articles and videos. Space-Maker Patrons also will receive rewards at lower tiers, including sneak-peeks and the monthly update e-mail about what I've accomplished in the past few weeks and what is coming up next. ALSO - When the book is in-print, your personally autographed copy will be in the first batch mailed!
Liberators
$500 or more per month
LIMITED AVAILABILITY! Liberator Patrons free me to take this work to the next level. Patrons at this level will be invited to review and provide feedback to works in progress before they are published. Also will receive everything noted at the lower tiers. And more - which will be a surprise. ;-)
1k
$1,000 or more per month
The 1K Patron receives the top level acknowledgement on the dedication page of the book. The 1K will be invited to review and give feedback to works in progress before they are published. Also will receive an insider phone call as plans take shape or are implemented - knowing what's up before it happens!  Also will receive everything noted at the lower tiers. And more - which will be a surprise. ;-) 
Goals
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When I reach $500/month, I'll invite all patrons to a special conference call to lay out the schedule and share how the work is progressing.
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Thank you for joining me on this epic journey. I'm writing a book to tell the story of how we changed the world. I'm inviting YOU along, using this cool site that allows people to help creators make their magic!

I've spent nearly 30 years - most of my adult life - organizing, educating, advocating and rabble-rousing to help create the change that we are soon to see - the abolition of the death penalty in the United States. I've been on the front lines, behind the scenes, in the court rooms and the back rooms. I've even been to jail a few times - on both sides of the bars!

Now I'm going to tell the stories the way *I* know them - from a unique insider, organizers perspective. In doing so, I will preserve the history of our movement and those I have worked with most closely so that our contributions are forever a part of the story of how the death penalty ended in the United States. More than that, I'll share the experiences, skills, organizing knowledge, and the hard lessons I learned along the way with the next generations working to create change on similarly tough issues.

My plan is this: Over the next period of months I will

As I collect these materials, I will create short essays and video vignettes which I will share exclusively with YOU - my Patrons - on a regular basis. I will shape these into a book and a web-based document to accompany the book so that I can share good stuff that doesn't make the final print edit. I also expect to create a program of audio and visual clips to accompany me when I share my stories in-person following publication.

I can only do this with YOU, and I thank you for joining me on this journey as my Patron.

With you and a few others backing me, I can keep doing the work I am known for as a leading abolitionist while taking on the many tasks necessary to create a compelling book that people want to read. My ultimate goal is to build a post-abolition phase of my work that allows me to earn a living sharing our stories while inspiring and training future organizers working to change the world on other issues.

Thank you. Your investment as my Patron is a real gift to me. You enable me to stay with this work until it is done, and to ensure our legacy. Please check out the different tiers of suggested investment levels, and the accompanying ways I plan to bring you on this journey with me.

Yours in the Struggle,

--abe

PS: Confession: Some days I am tempted to walk away from the work I have been doing for nearly 30 years. Especially as compensated work in the death penalty abolition movement grows more scarce, launching a new career feels like the only responsible path for a man with a family to help take care of. However, I can't see myself not finishing the job. And really, someone has to tell the story!. I can only do that if I can find a patron or two. (Or in these days of crowd sourcing, 75 or 100!)

PPS: Want to help, but not get into the whole monthly commitment thing? Here's a link where you can send one chunk of change and be done! I won't bug you, but I will send the book when it's done. Thank you!  One & Done to help Abe keep going!


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Rewards
Fuel for the fire
$3 or more per month
Less than the price of a fancy cup of coffee, your investment at this level provides fuel for my fire.  I'll keep you updated with a monthly e-mail, acknowledge upir support in the final publication, and send you a  copy of the book! 
Power Booster
$9 or more per month
Power Boosters keep me going and will receive a monthly update e-mail about what I've accomplished in the past few weeks and what is coming up next. As the project progresses, I hope to use Patron polls invite your input on things like deciding which photos to include, and maybe even the final title of the book! This level also includes acknowledgement as one who empowered me in the final published works, and of course, a copy of the book!
Double Chai! To Life!
$36 or more per month
Double Chai (Double Life) Patrons receive sneak-peeks at oral history videos recently recorded, as well as everything in the lower level tier. AND... higher level acknowledgement as one who empowered my work to complete published works. 
Space-Makers
$100 or more per month
LIMITED AVAILABILITY! Space-Maker Patrons provide a level of support that creates the space to let me get the work done without worries. Patrons at this level receive first viewing opportunities of final versions of produced articles and videos. Space-Maker Patrons also will receive rewards at lower tiers, including sneak-peeks and the monthly update e-mail about what I've accomplished in the past few weeks and what is coming up next. ALSO - When the book is in-print, your personally autographed copy will be in the first batch mailed!
Liberators
$500 or more per month
LIMITED AVAILABILITY! Liberator Patrons free me to take this work to the next level. Patrons at this level will be invited to review and provide feedback to works in progress before they are published. Also will receive everything noted at the lower tiers. And more - which will be a surprise. ;-)
1k
$1,000 or more per month
The 1K Patron receives the top level acknowledgement on the dedication page of the book. The 1K will be invited to review and give feedback to works in progress before they are published. Also will receive an insider phone call as plans take shape or are implemented - knowing what's up before it happens!  Also will receive everything noted at the lower tiers. And more - which will be a surprise. ;-)