Raise your voice about the unjust actions committed against innocent lives; whether you are a member of the black community or an ally. Support the movement. Enough is enough.
TEXT JUSTICE TO 668366
TEXT FLOYD TO 55156
TEXT RESIST TO 50409
TEXT ENOUGH TO 55156
FOR INTERNATIONAL ALLIES
90015 - Los Angeles, California
10001 - New York City, New York
75001 - Dallas, Texas
Mayor Jacob Frey: 612-673-2100
District Attorney Mike Freeman: 612-348-5550
Minneapolis Police Union: 612-788-8444
CALL & EMAIL SCRIPT
"My name is [name], and I'm calling from [city,state,zip]. You can reach me at [phone #]. I'm calling to demand justice for [name of victim] by supporting the arrest and charging with murder of all police officers involved in [his/her/their] death. What took place was a racist hate crime and an abuse of power, and speaks to the systematic violence police unleash on Black communities in America every day. You need to hold these officers accountable, hold the department accountable, and publicly condemn [name of victim]'s murder as a racist act enabled by a racist system"
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The voices of the Black community, are the most important to hear and understand.
Educate yourself on their experience.
Responses to the BLM Movement In the U.S. by Congressional Members
PETITIONS TO SIGN
WHAT TO WEAR
- nondescript, solid color, layered clothing, cover identifying tattoos
-goggles & mask
- emergency contacts written on you
- heat resistant gloves
- tie your hair up
WHAT TO BRING
- milk for tear gas
- protest signs
- bandages & first aid supplies
- cash/change & ID
- cell phone without first turning off face/touch ID, going on airplane mode, and disabling data
- contact lenses
- anything you don't want to be arrested with
courtesy of @aoc
A Master Thread of Lawyers Donating/Offering Their Services
Attorney donating (pro bono) services to protesters arrested
in Chicago, Indianapolis, or Louisville
Attorney willing to represent protesters taken into custody in Dallas, TX
Attorney who will represent protesters arrested in Houston, TX pro bono
Attorney willing to represent a maximum of five protesters arrested in Atlanta, GA
Attorney willing to represent protesters pro bono in Atlanta, GA
National Lawyers Guild NYC: What to do if Someone You Know is Arrested
THE WILL DIRECT YOU
WHY YOU SHOULDN'T POST PHOTOS/VIDEOS OF RACISM BASED VIOLENCE
It is a common misconception amongst advocates and allies that posting images or videos of racism based violence will spread awareness, or change the perspective of white supremacists. However, this can actually be very harmful. These kinds of posts can create anxiety within the black community, placing stress and in some cases triggering PTSD. Some psychologists have even called it a "modern day lynching", a method of murder white people used to use to scare black people into submission. In addition, these videos desensitize white supremacists, normalizing the actions of violence taken against black Americans.
HOW SAYING"ALL LIVES MATTER" DISMISSES THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT
Anytime #BlackLivesMatter trends on any platform, non-people-of-color respond with #AllLivesMatter. Their reasoning for this differs, but it ends up belittling the movements that people of color have fought to have. While all lives do matter, all lives aren’t attacked and oppressed on a daily basis. The black lives matter movement sheds light on the situation in order to get these people the recognition they need and eventually the change they’re fighting for, which is the change that our society needs. Black Lives Matter doesn’t have a goal of belittling the lives of other people, but All Lives Matter dismisses the struggles that African Americans have gone through in order to make it to where they are today.
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