How to Make a Difference
We have put together a few resources that you can access to take action, to learn and to help unite our country. Whatever you are capable of doing will be helpful. We are "In this Together".
CONTACT GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Email [email protected] to demand justice for George Floyd and that the responsible officers continue to be held accountable.
The ACLU even pre-wrote scripts you can use so you don’t have to worry about what to say, and the NAACP made this easy form to contact your congressional officials to advocate for criminal justice reform.
SIGN A PETITION
- Sign this “super-petition,”which automatically contacts the appropriate government representatives, and demand that the “Louisville Metro Council pass new rules banning the use of no-knock raids like the one used to break into Breonna Taylor's home.” (The Washington Post reported that the no-knock warrant used to invade Breonna’s home was illegal.) On June 4, Metro Council’s Public Safety Committee passed Breonna’s Law, which would require all police officers to wear body cams while carrying out no-knock warrants, which would be limited to cases investigating murder, hostages, kidnapping, terrorism, and human or sexual trafficking. The ordinance now must pass the full Louisville Metro Council.
- The officers involved in Breonna Taylor's murder (John Mattingly, Brett Hankison, Myles Cosgrove) remain free. Sign this petition to make sure that changes.
- Text FLOYD to 55156 to sign Color of Change’s petition calling on Mayor Frey to block the Minneapolis officers from receiving their pensions and from becoming police officers again.
- org’s petition also calls on the police officers involved in Floyd’s death to be charged for his murder. Fifteen million have signed it, and it is still open even though the officers have now been charged. Continue to make your voice heard.
- Sign Run With Ahmaud’s petition to ensure Ahmaud Ambery gets the justice he deserves.
- Black Lives Matter’s petition is a call for Police reform.
- George Floyd’s brother Philonise Floyd set up an official memorial fund on GoFundMet o help their family during this time. Donations cover “funeral and burial expenses, mental and grief counseling, lodging and travel for all court proceedings, and to assist our family in the days to come as we continue to seek justice for George.” Funds will also be committed to The Estate of George Floyd to help his children receive an education.
- Breonna Taylor’s family set up a GoFundMe to help them with the financial burden of seeking justice for her.
- This is the official GoFundMe for Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter. Money donated to this fundraiser will assist with obtaining mental health counseling for her, a good education, and safe travel to and from all court proceedings.
- If you want to donate to a national fund, The Bail Project National Revolving Bail Fundis a solid option. You can also donate directly to Black Lives Matter, NAACP, Equal Justice Initiative, Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp, Unicorn Riot, LGBTQ Fund, Emergency Release Fund, Trans Justice Funding Project, and Campaign Zero, which are all helping on a national level.
How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi
Me & White Supremacy by Layla F Saad
So You Want to Talk about Race by Iieoma Oluo
The Age of Color Blindness by Michelle Alexander
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon
White Fragility: Why It’s so hard for White People to talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo
Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? By Beverly Daniel Tatum
Crime and Punishment (2018) Documentary, Stephen Maing, Director
Do the Right Thing (1989) Spike Lee, Director
Green Book (2018) Peter Farrelly, Director
Hale County This Morning, This Evening (2018) RaMell Ross, Director
I am Not your Negro (2017) Written by James Baldwin, Directed by Raoul Peck
If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Written by James Baldwin, Directed by Barry Jenkins
The Hate U Give (2018) based on a novel by Angie Thomas
The Help (2011) Written by Kathryn Stokett
They Call Me Mr Tibbs ( 1970) Starring Sidney Poitier, Directed by Gordon Douglas
To Kill A Mockingbird (1962) Starring Gregory Peck, Directed by Robert Mulligan
BE KIND. PRACTICE EQUALITY. BE GRATEFUL.