If you have the resources to contribute, consider one of the following organizations to eliminate systematic racism and bring about justice for all people.
Donate to eliminate systematic racism and bring about justice: While national protests seeking to end racial injustice have begun to thin out across the country, the struggle for a more fair system has begun.
If you have been fascinated over the past couple of weeks by looking at the diverse intersections of Americans seeking to end proper racism, you may be wondering what the best way to help the movement is.
The short answer: Vote in every election.
But if you have the resources to contribute, consider one of the following organizations to eliminate systematic racism and bring about justice for all people.
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Victim Memorial funds
The following funds have been set up to benefit the families of victims of racist violence.
- George Floyd Memorial Fund
- Gianna Floyd Fund
- I Run With Maud
- James Scurlock Memorial Fund
- Tony Mcdade Memorial Fund
- David McAtee Memorial Fund
- Justice for Breonna Taylor
Black businesses have been hit hard by areas where mass protests have led to property damage and the economic impact of the coronavirus epidemic. The following companies are helping black businesses recover from this difficult year.
- Mutual Aid
- Minnesota Rapid Response Coalition; Twin Cities, Minnesota
- The Lake Street Council; Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Pimento Relief Fund; Minneapolis, Minnesota
- West Broadway Business & Area Coalition; Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Rebuilding Oakland Black Businesses Fund; Oakland, California
- My Block My Hood My City; Chicago, Illinois
Police and Prison Reform
Broken and racist organizations within the US police departments have been a central issue of the current civil movement, but law enforcement is one aspect of a larger criminal justice system that disproportionately punishes people of colour.
Consider the following groups pushing for reform police and imprisonment.
- The National Police Accountability Project
- Campaign Zero
- Communities United for Police Reform
- Communities United Against Police Brutality
- Equality for Flatbush; Brooklyn, New York
- Release Aging People in Prison
- No New Jails NYC
- Equal Justice Initiative
- Prison Book Program
- Dream Defenders
Excess bail is often used to detain persons awaiting trial or immigration hearings. While those who can afford bail can be paid to await trial from their homes, those without resources are forced to wait for their day in prison. They are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Consider donating to one of the following national or local groups to help those who cannot bail.
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- National Bail Fund Network
- The Bail Project
- National Bail Out
- National Bail Fund Network COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund
- Atlanta Solidarity Fund
- Louisville Community Bail Fund
- Chicago Community Bond Fund
- Philadelphia Bail Fund
- Nashville Community Bail Fund
- Dallas Bail Fund for Protesters
- People’s Program Bail Out Fund; Oakland, California
- Columbus Freedom Fund; Columbus, Ohio
The legal process is expensive and difficult to manage, especially for those from vulnerable communities. The following groups provide support to the complex systems of the courts and provide legal assistance to those in need.
- NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
- Legal Rights Center
- Amistad Law Project
- Transgender Law Center Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project
- Moral Governance; San Diego, California
- Restoring Justice; Texas
Public demonstrations are important to clarify political priorities. But the objectives of such demonstrations can only be achieved through genuine policy. The following groups work to advance the principle of equal justice under the law.
- American Civil Liberties Union
- Black Lives Matter Global Network
- Reclaim The Block
- Colour of Change Education Fund
- Advancement Project
- Moms Demand Action; donations will be matched dollar for dollar by Everytown, Moms Demand Action’s parent organization
- Black Visions Collective: Minnesota
- Faith in Texas
- Take Action Chapel Hill; Chapel Hill, North Carolina
- Austin Justice Coalition; Austin, Texas
- Dallas Alliance Against Racial and Political Repression; Dallas, Texas
- Pull Up or Shut Up
Of course, the policy will not change unless policymakers are held accountable. If you are convinced of the issues raised by the recent demonstrations, it is important to vote in every election, national, state, or local.
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The following groups are working to expand free access to polls and to promote social justice-minded candidates.
- Fair Fight ; (National, but centred in Georgia)
- Black Voters Matter Fund
- Woke Vote
- Higher Heights
- The Collective Political Action Committee