Organized by: Catherine From Poetryplus.com
Since 2000, I have maintained a website called Poetryplus.com. It started as an online stage for poets and artists but has become a soapbox for people to vent anger at companies that cause oil spills or ocean liner industries that load beyond capacity and then fail to have a rescue plan when the boat sinks below the surface. Info on reusable batteries and real estate appraisals causing foreclosures also end up being posted. Help keep the essays, poems, art and photography available by pledging donations for the site .
Eventually, I hope to allow more artists to advertise their work. At present, only a few advertisements are on the site. Those belong to a few local people.
In a world where minimum wage in most states means a full time worker cannot afford food for a family of four, more jobs are needed. Another place for art sales may alleviate some unemployment. One immediate goal is to purchase original art directly from the artist then, with their permission and a commitment to deliver residuals to the artists, sell prints of their purchased, signed work online in the form of cups, T-shirts, handbags, etc.
Another immediate goal is to hire actors and actresses and eventually a film crew and a set designer. At first rehearsals for a movie script in the works would be scheduled. A fair wage to those selected for the pilot film would allow a few talented people some assistance in their own goals. This fundraiser would help facilitate this.