The Action List

 

 Here's a list of resources to help you support the cause through donation, petition, education, activism, putting pressure on local lawmakers, or spreading awareness. ⁣

This is in no way an exhaustive list. We will make updates as more information is found. We encourage you to do your own research as well. 

It’s our hope that this is a starting point for those who may feel stuck or unsure of where to start. ⁣ 

 

3 Ways You Can Show Your Support From Home (From @LEXartistes):

Full thread can be found here:

https://twitter.com/LEXartistes/status/1267066200049229824

  1. Donate to bail funds/front-line organizations in participating cities: Links: https://twitter.com/MatthewACherry/status/1266895545022287872
  2. Demand change from your local officials and police chief. In most areas their contact information is public. Use a FREE text platform called Resistbot that can send letters to officials at various ranks and yes it WORKS! https://resist.bot
  3. Support black businesses: Thread - listed by city https://twitter.com/LEXartistes/status/1267068488998363137?s=20

 

Share this sample tweet to pressure the Hennepin County Attorney, Michael Freeman, to charge the remaining 3 cops in the George Floyd case.
The fight to win #JusticeforFloyd is still not over. We must hold the DA accountable to arrest and charge ALL three officers with murder.
@HennepinAtty there are still 3 murderers roaming free. Arrest and charge them now!

 

Sign The Petitions

Justice for George Floyd - Text FLOYD to 55156

Justice for Breonna Taylor - Text ENOUGH to 55156

Demands to reform policing - Text DEMANDS to 55156

Justice for Ahmaud Arbery on change.org 

 

Important Links to sample letters to write to key policy makers, templates, and more resources

 

Donate (more info by The Cut):
  • DuNord Riot Recovery Fund
    • Local Minnesota business (Du Nord Craft + Spirits) fund to support fellow black and brown companies affected by the riots
  • ACLU
    • Provides legal services and support for a broad range of people with civil rights complaints.
  • Until Freedom
    • An organization founded by Woman's rights organizer and activist Tamika Mallory; Intersectional social justice organization rooted in the leadership of diverse people of color to address systemic and racial injustice
  • Black Lives Matter
    • #BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. 
  • The Bail Project
    • A nonprofit that aims to mitigate incarceration rates through bail reform.
  • Black Visions Collective
    • A black, trans, and queer-led social justice organization and legal fund based in Minneapolis-St. Paul.
  • The National Bail Fund Network 
    • has a directory of community bail funds to which you can donate, along with a COVID-19 rapid response fund. Another list of funds is available here.
  • Gas Mask Fund 
    • for black youth activists in Minneapolis is raising money to buy gas masks for demonstrators who’ve faced tear gas during protests.
  • Communities United Against Police Brutality 
    • which operates a crisis hotline where people can report abuse; offers legal, medical, and psychological resource referrals; and engages in political action against police brutality.
  • Free Them All for Public Health
    • Aims to free incarcerated people amid the coronavirus pandemic and raising money for people who have been arrested during New York City protests over the weekend. What doesn’t go toward local bail will reportedly be sent to other cities, and COVID Bailout NYC.
  • No New Jails NYC 
    • aims to keep the city from constructing new jails, and to instead divert funds that currently go toward the police and incarceration toward housing, ending homelessness, mental health, and other community support systems.
  • Know Your Rights Camp
    • an organization founded by Colin Kaepernick that provides education and training in black and brown communities, set up a legal fund for Minneapolis protestors.
  • Fair Fight
    • an organization founded by Stacey Abrams that aims to end voter suppression and equalize voting rights and access for fairer elections.

 

Prosecutor Directory – by state

https://www.winningjustice.org/directory

 

Full List of National Bail Funds – by state

https://www.communityjusticeexchange.org/about-us