Many of you will never understand how difficult it is to be a real activist in this country and stand up for people. The nuisance legal fees. The victimization that makes everything cost more. Just raising funds to keep the wheels on the ground for the popcorn audience. Gary Aboud resort to pimping himself to sell jerk pork in St. James. Ian Alleyne have to lie down in a coffin to get money from government. You all should feel shame it had to come to that. Many people watch live videos and on location videos and never wonder if the people doing all of this could use some help. We tired say we need help. Rent and staff paid on the kindness of a few strangers and on the profits from selling tee shirts. We in the Citizens Union deal with more people in need in a week than the government, yet Felicia struggles to keep the lights on.
We need help to help you.
We turn down political investors and so far I have not had to go and sell jerk, but it feels like it could come to that.
I speak to thousands every night for free. More information and entertainment than you could get any where. If I miss a night my phone blowing up. Where the LIVE?
Whole day yesterday I in meetings about funding and staff salaries. Send us a little something nah. We get zero from any state agency. We are not paid hundreds of thousands like the opposition is and we do ten times more than they do.
Posts like these are the hardest to write because I hate asking anyone for any kind of help, but after yesterday we are going to have to decide. If we cannot motivate those who like and look forward to us to give us a little two dollars a night, it’s not going to be possible to continue.
Do you know despite the fact that all of the team in management do this as full time jobs since 2017, none are paid a salary? That they in fact sacrifice earning opportunities to do all this?
And that is as true as it gets.
Treat me like Jay Z nah. Like Beyoncé. If you like what you seeing bend your wrist a little nah.
We not asking for the world. A hundred dollars once a month could go a long way.
Call Felicia at 769 4590 and tell her you want to help. It would take a lot of stress off of me and make it possible for us to get even more done.
Doh make me have to go do ads to sell mattress and blender nah.
Phillip Edward Alexander
The hardest working activist in T&T