REST IN PEACE #GEORGEFLOYD – WAYS TO SUPPORT #BLACKLIVESMATTER ACTION NOW!

By: Thalia Carroll-Cachimuel

The When We Fight, We Win! team honors the life of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and all of the other murder victims of senseless anti-Black police violence and brutality. We are sending love and light to these families, and may they all rest in power.

Looking for ways to support during this time? Here are a few resources you can donate to or learn more about. Any donation counts.

Minnesota Organizations

The Minnesota Freedom Fund pays criminal bail and immigration bond for those who cannot afford to as we seek to end discriminatory, coercive, and oppressive jailing.

Black Visions Collective (BLVC) believes in a future where all Black people have autonomy, safety is community-led, and we are in right relationship within our ecosystems.

Reclaim The Block works to make sure communities have the resources they need to thrive. Their grassroots group is up against the deep pockets of the Minneapolis police union, and they need your support.

North Star Health Collective your financial support enables North Start Health Collective to build a stronger and more robust radical healthcare collective. Your commitment strengthens radical health care in Minnesota and beyond.

Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar

Massachusetts Organizations

The Massachusetts Bail Fund posts bails of up to $2000 in Essex & Suffolk Counties in Massachusetts. #FREETHEMALL

Sisters Unchained  is a a prison abolitionist organization dedicated to building community and power with young women affected by parental incarceration through radical education, healing, art, sisterhood and activism. Click here to help uplift Sisters Unchained.  

National Organizations

Find your local bail fund here.

Support the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund for Community Bail & Bond Funds here!

Black Mama Bailout  reunites  families –  creating a national community of leaders who have experienced incarceration, and working with groups across the country to transform harmful systems to keep our people safe and free. Contribution page can be located here.  

The Truth Telling Project implements and sustains grassroot, community-centered truth-telling processes to amplify voices on structural violence. They  share stories, facilitate healing, support activists on the ground, educate, and seek justice.  Please take a moment to consider a donation here.  

The policy platform of The Movement for Black Lives  is detailed and visionary. Read it. M4BL works in response to the sustained and increasingly visible violence against Black communities in the U.S. and globally, a collective of more than 50 organizations representing thousands of Black people from across the country have come together with renewed energy and purpose to articulate a common vision and agenda. They are a collective that centers and is rooted in Black communities, but recognize a  shared struggle with all oppressed people; collective liberation will be a product of all of their work. 

The Innocence Project exonerates the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and reforms the criminal justice system to prevent future injustices.

The Sentencing Project has worked for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system for 30 years.

The Marshall Project is a nonprofit news organization covering the U.S. criminal justice system.

Equal Justice Under Law works through impact litigation, policy reform, and public outreach to seek radical reform of systemic inequalities in our justice system.

The National Lawyers Guild is dedicated to the need for basic change in the structure of our political and economic system. The NLG is anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist, and anti-racist and they strive to bring in anti-oppressive practices to all aspects of their organization.

The Legal Rights Center works to provide the highest quality criminal defense and restorative justice services to low-income people, in particular people of color.

Prison Radio‘s  mission is to include the voices of incarcerated people in the public debate. Prison Radio  challenges unjust police and prosecutorial practices which result in mass incarceration, racism and gender discrimination. They  do this by bringing the voices of men, women and kids into the public debate and dialogue on crime and punishment. Their  educational materials serve as a catalyst for public activism, strengthening movements for social change. 

Maria’s List  prioritizes women, African Americans and immigrants whose perspective would be very helpful to our most vexing social, political, educational, environmental and economic problems.

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Thalia Carroll-Cachimuel is the Communications Associate on the When We Fight, We Win! team. Thalia is an Indigenous and Latinx human rights advocate working at the intersection of integrated marketing and social justice.

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