Initiatives

Give Us The Ballot Co-Founder

The need for racial justice is being recognized by millions and, in some areas, marginalized communities are finally getting a seat at the table. If everyone is allowed to vote, a beautiful future beckons. Sustained support of community organizers is THE key to a multicultural Democracy that truly protects and supports every American. When you invest in Give Us The Ballot, you are donating to a portfolio of community organizers.

John Lewis: Good Trouble Impact Campaign

One of the great honors of my life was the opportunity for my company, Color Farm media, to  produce Good Trouble; a documentary film about the legendary Congressman John Lewis. The film explored his life, legacy and his more than 60 years of extraordinary activism — from the bold teenager on the front lines of the Civil Rights movement, to the legislative powerhouse he became in his congressional career. After Lewis petitioned Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to help integrate a segregated school in his hometown of Troy, Alabama, King sent “the boy from Troy” a round trip bus ticket to meet with him. After that meeting Lewis became one of King’s closest allies. He went on to found SNCC and helped organized the non-violent Freedom Rides. Many of these activists missions left him bloodied or jailed, but he never wavered and stood at the front lines in the historic marches at Selma and Washington D.C. He also never lost the spirit of the “boy from Troy”, and he continued to call on his fellow Americans to get into “good trouble” until his passing on July 17, 2020. I am forever grateful for his belief in us and the opportunities to grow after making his film. Special thanks to his family and Rachelle O’neil, without her we would not have been able to make this film.