Our initial fundraising goal for legal expenses is $2,500. This may increase as the campaign develops. Thank you for your support!
Contribute to the struggle to restore $36,801 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to the African People's Education and Defense Fund (APEDF) for its Black Power 96.3 FM community radio station.
The grant funding was recommended by the Pinellas Community Foundation (APEDF's application was scored 4th out of over 50) and then approved by the Pinellas County Commission in November of 2022. But then in February 2023, shortly after new commissioners took office, in a politically motivated attack, the approval was revoked.
Contribute to the Legal Fund so that APEDF can make a strong legal case to restore this much-needed grant funding, and set a precedent that prevents this type of unconstitutional and discriminatory attack from happening in the future.