Kaepernick made the promise after a Sep. Golden State Warriors all-star Kevin Durant joined in and together the two donated to Silicon Valley De-Bug, an organization in San Jose that focuses on community-based justice work, including advocating for criminal justice reform and police accountability.
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That will serve as the first $10K donation that Kaepernick will be making over each of the next 10 days to account for the final $100,000 of his #MillionDollarPledge. I asked some of my friends what organizations I should donate to. "Tomorrow, I'll be announcing the final $100,000 to complete my Million Dollar Pledge". "I think the opportunity KD has and I have to bring that to the Bay Area, that opportunity to kind of rally around for what Kaepernick stands for and his mission to better communities through financial resources, that's huge".
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As for the Silicon Valley De-Bug $20,000, that money will be used for families to visit those in prison, lobby for a law to protect young people in prison, pay for pretrial release for those that can't pay bail and support steps taken to end bail. "It's not right that they're not put in the position to succeed, or given the opportunities to succeed". No NFL team signed him.
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A quarterback for the 49ers at the time, Kaepernick announced his $1 million pledge in October 2016 after he began kneeling in protest during the national anthem in the 2016 preseason. Kaepernick filed a grievance against the National Football League in October, accusing it of collusion.