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Recap: Charity Auction for MALDEF with Martin Moreno

Posted by Amoebite, April 3, 2017 10:42am | Post a Comment

charity auction at Amoeba Hollywood with Martin Moreno

On Saturday, April 1st our guest auctioneer, comedian Martin Moreno, held the gavel with a firm hand as he auctioned off a cool array of fun stuff to benefit the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund, which needs our help now more than ever. As Martin said "It is a great time to be brown in America!" (It was April 1st, right??)

Martin's comedy career began in his early 30s, and his twice-divorced take on "soul mates" and his personal journeys molded him into the hilarious, irreverent, badass standup comic he is today. He's co-hosted Comedy Central's Gabriel Iglesias Presents: Stand Up Revolution, voiced a character Hey, It's Fluffy!, and toured the U.S. and beyond gaining a loyal hardcore following. Catch him on Season 3 of Fluffy Breaks Even on FUSE in July with Gabriel Iglesias and follow him on Twitter: @martincomic.

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (or MALDEF for short) was founded in 1968 and is the nation’s leading Latino legal civil rights organization. Often described as the “law firm of the Latino community,” MALDEF promotes social change through advocacy, communications, community education, and litigation in the areas of education, employment, immigrant rights, and political access. Their approach combines advocacy, educational outreach, and litigation strategies to achieve socio-economic change.

Here are some of the highlights and bids from today's auction:

charity auction items at Amoeba Hollywood

All together, the people came out on a beautiful Saturday afternoon to support and bid $505, which when doubled by Amoeba means more than a thousand dollars for MALDEF!! YES!!

Thank you so much to Martin Moreno for hosting our auction and to the LA WEEKLY for all the support.

See everyone back at Amoeba Hollywood for our next charity auction on Saturday, June 3rd!!

martin moreno hosting a charity auction at amoeba hollywood

 

A little bit about Amoeba Music's charity auctions:

We began hosting charity auctions when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and over the years we’ve raised a ton of money (MORE than half a million dollars) for New Orleans, green charities, animal charities, Doctors Without Borders and many local organizations.

Amoeba matches all winning bids (up to $1,000) and 100% of auction funds go straight to the charity!

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