From the DNC: Black Lives Matter Organizing Resources

(Note: The following is a reprint from the Democrats.org website. They will be updating this page with additional resources as they become available.)

As Democrats, we are committed to fighting back against racial injustice and police brutality, and we’re working every day to ensure this country lives up to the basic ideals of its founding. 

We hope you’ll join us in taking direct action to root out the poison of racism that pervades every facet of our society — because so long as Black men and women can’t breathe, we cannot rest. Complicity costs lives, and it’s on all of us to fix this. 

Petitions

Breonna Taylor
Sign this petition to call for the firing of the officers who killed Breonna Taylor.

Police Reform
Sign on to Color of Change’s platform of structural demands to reduce, over time, the impacts of policing in concrete and tangible ways.

NAACP ‘We Are Done Dying’ Campaign
Add your name to support reforms to criminal justice, economic, health, and voting policy.

Black Lives Matter has organized a more extensive list of petitions you can sign here.


Calls

One of the easiest and most important steps we can take is calling for our elected officials to hold police accountable for their role in the killing of Black people.

Call the Louisville Mayor at 502-574-2003 and urge that the officer responsible for Breonna Taylor’s murder be held accountable.


Organizations to join

Color of Change is working to hold the officers who killed both George Floyd and Breonna Taylor accountable and fighting for a platform that ends the senseless killing of Black people in this country.

NAACP Legal Defense Fund fights for racial justice through advocacy, litigation, and public education.

The ACLU just filed a lawsuit against Minnesota law enforcement and provides supporters with detailed guides on their rights as they join protests. Share their video if you or people you know are joining protesters in the coming days.


Other ways to get involved

The Movement for Black Lives is hosting a week of action this week and asking folks all over the country to join them in the continued defense of black lives.

Call your representatives! Ask them to support a resolution brought by Reps. Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, Karen Bass, and Barbara Lee to condemn racial profiling, police brutality, and the use of excessive force. Find your reps and give them a call here.

Senator Brian Schatz announced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act to end the 1033 Program, which equips local law enforcement with used military equipment like armored vehicles and bayonets. This is a great step in the direction of demilitarizing our police but will need broad support in the Senate. Find your senators and contact them here.

Add some literature on anti-racism to your reading list! Listen to podcasts to help deepen your anti-racist work! (1619, Pod Save the People, and Intersectionality Matters! with Kimberlé Crenshaw are just a few good ones) Watch movies that lay bare this country’s racist roots. Educating ourselves on America’s history of racism is the only way we can take steps to untangle ourselves from the systemic racism that permeates all our daily lives.

 

Want to have an impact closer to home? Volunteer with Democrats Abroad France to get out the vote. Sign up here.

Make sure you’re registered to vote and everyone you know is also registered to vote at votefromabroad.org.