The East Coast Coalition for Tolerance and Non-Discrimination (ECC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization mobilizing young people from across the U.S. east coast and beyond to promote equity and inclusion for marginalized minorities.
Through the years, we have dedicated ourselves to protecting the most underserved, marginalized minorities in our society. To protect the vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic, ECC assisted over 87,000 minorities with language barriers in gaining equitable access to potentially life-saving medical care. ECC's effort was also recognized by Chelsea Clinton and the Clinton Foundation. During the pandemic, ECC has also fundraised and donated 300,000 life-saving masks and personal protective equipment to frontline hospitals serving lower-income communities. In May 2020, along with LA Mayor Garcetti, ECC partnered with Rockefeller institution Asia Society in donatingthousands of surgical masks to Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital.
To combat institutional racism and police brutality harming vulnerable minorities, ECC has mobilized over 3,500 volunteers to successfully push for the repeal of NY State law 50-a, one of the strongest policy secrecy laws in the US. ECC's "Repeal 50-a Campaign for Police Accountability" resulted in over 3,000 calls, emails, and letters to New York State elected representatives, and the legislature voted to repeal 50-a on Jun 10, 2020.
ECC is also dedicated to speaking up against bigotry in any form and raise public awareness of minority inclusion and equity. As part of our awareness campaign, ECC has interviewed 26th Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, #1 New York Times best-selling author and former U.S. first daughter Chelsea Clinton, Academy Award-winning movie's original novelist Brian Selznick, and more. Since the launch of Inclusion Advocate, ECC interviews and articles have been viewed by more than 5 million unique visitors.