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Fannie Lou Hamer Starting at $12,000.00

Fannie Lou Hamer Level: Hamer was the spokesperson for the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party whose iconic words “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired” at the 1964 Democratic National convention riveted the nation. Dale stayed in Hamer’s home in Ruleville during SNCC’s 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer while registering voters for the Freedom Democratic Party.

Sponsor Level - $12,000 (to make monthly payments please contact POP! at pop@poppasadena.org or call 970/618-6291 for assistance). Includes 6 event tickets and a full page Ad in Program

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Frank Wilkinson Starting at $6,000.00

Frank Wilkinson Level: Wilkinson was the Executive Director of the National Committee to Abolish the House Un-American Activities Committee from 1960-1972 that led to HUAC’s abolition. Dale founded the Northwestern University Student Forum in 1961, brought Wilkinson to the campus to speak, and then worked under Wilkinson’s direction to abolish the HUAC from 1964-1967.

Sponsor Level - $6,000 (to make monthly payments please contact POP! at pop@poppasadena.org or call 970/618-6291 for assistance).  Includes 6 event tickets and 1/2 Page Ad in program

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Lois Richard/Morris Fisher Starting at $3,000.00

Lois Richard/Morris Fisher Level: In 1979, Richard and Fisher were progressive candidates for the Pasadena City Council who won their district primary. They lost in the general election to more conservative candidates because the City-wide electorate was whiter and wealthy. Dale was the lead counsel for the ACLU in challenging Pasadena’s election system as discriminatory based race and wealth.

Sponsor Level - $3,000 (to make monthly payments please contact POP! at pop@poppasadena.org or call 970/618-6291 for assistance).  Includes 5 event tickets and 1/4 Page Ad in program

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Bert Corona Starting at $1,000.00

Bert Corona Level: Corona was a tireless progressive organizer who founded the Mexican-American Political Association and in 1982 was a part-time instructor in the Chicano Studies Department at Cal State LA. Instigated by the reactionary Department Chair, the LA Times did a vicious hit piece falsely accusing Corona and other progressive Chicano Studies professors of instigating violence. Dale sued CSULA and the Times for Corona and 8 other professors and won substantial settlements for them.

Sponsor Level - $1,000 (to make monthly payments please contact POP! at pop@poppasadena.org or call 970/618-6291 for assistance).  Includes 4 event tickets and 1/8 Page Ad in program

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Rick Cole Starting at $600.00

Rick Cole Level: Cole was part of the steering group for the 1979-1982 litigation on Pasadena’s at-large election system. The Council responded to the lawsuit by putting a proposition on the ballot to abolish the at-large elections, believing that voters would reject it. Cole headed the campaign to pass the initiative, which won 52%-48%. Cole went on to win election to the City Council and became Mayor, leading to hiring Dale’s law firm to challenge race discrimination at King’s Villages.

Sponsor Level - $600 (to make monthly payments please contact POP! at pop@poppasadena.org or call 970/618-6291 for assistance). Includes 3 event tickets. No Ad.

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Hickambottom Family Starting at $240.00

Hickambottom Family Level: Dale’s has had 40 year relationship with the progressive Hickambottom family, which includes Dolores Hickambottom who was a key member of the at-large election litigation steering committee, Anne Hickambottom who was one of its Plaintiffs, and Elbie Jr. (“Skip”) who has been an attorney in Dale’s law firm from the time of his graduation from the UCLA School of Law.

Sponsor Level - $240 (to make monthly payments please contact POP! at pop@poppasadena.org or call 970/618-6291 for assistance).  Includes 2 event tickets. No Ad

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