Help make 2020 a better year for Iraq!

Iraq is at a crossroads. One path leads to the hopeful, democratic vision of Iraq’s youthful majority as we’ve seen expressed by mass rallies in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square and across Iraq. The other path leads to the continued violence, dysfunction, and corruption of autocratic rule.

And now, at this fateful hour, the belligerent actions of President Trump and Tehran’s hardliners threaten to turn Iraq into a battlefield of their own zero-sum game, shortchanging the Iraqi people from a genuine opportunity to determine their own future.

From Washington DC to Baghdad, the challenges that we face in 2020 are greater than any one of us. The only way to respond is by coming together, and that’s why we need your help right now.

These final hours of the year are important. As a nonprofit, EPIC depends on donors like you to make our work possible in the New Year.

A creativity of expression, commitment to nonviolence, inspiring volunteerism, and solidarity across provinces have all been enduring features of Iraq’s youthful protests. Nearly every wall and barricade across Baghdad is now covered with murals dedicated to national unity, democracy, women’s rights, and other popular messages of the protests. Photo credit: Mohammed al-Salam, Nov 2019.


Before midnight tonight, please take a moment to make a tax-deductible year-end gift to EPIC — either online or by sending a check to: EPIC, 1140 Third St NE, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20002.

As we have seen over the years, from our success with Soccer Salam to our current work on Safe Return in Ninewa, when we come together we can make extraordinary things happen and the Iraqi people need our solidarity now more than ever.

If you haven’t had a chance to read about our relaunch of Soccer Salam or see our work on Safe Return, take a look and see how important supporters like you are to EPIC’s mission. Then please take a moment to make a year-end donation by midnight to support and sustain EPIC in 2020.

Thank you for your renewed support and for all you do to make the world a better place.

From all of us at EPIC, we wish you and your family and friends a very happy New Year!

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