We will be pausing our normal editorial calendar this week and instead wanted to share a list of actionable items we can all do this week to support the Black Lives Matter movement.
For two dollars you can send postcards to your representative from your computer demanding action via Congress Cards. One dollar covers the cost of the card, one dollar is donated to a cause.
Don’t know who your representative is? Look it up here.
Make sure you’re registered to vote to come this November by clicking here.
Direct links to donate to the below organizations along with their mission statements:
NAACP: “The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.”
National Bail Fund Network: “The National Bail Fund Network is made up of over sixty community bail and bond funds across the country. We regularly update this listing of community bail funds that are freeing people by paying bail/bond and are also fighting to abolish the money bail system and pretrial detention.”
Campaign Zero: “Over 1,000 people are killed by police every year in America. We are calling on local, state, and federal lawmakers to take immediate action to adopt data-driven policy solutions to end this violence and hold police accountable.”
A friendly reminder it is not a person of color’s job to educate anyone on their white privilege. Educate yourself by reading, listening, watching. Here is a great set of resources to start.