In the battle for the radical transformation of our policing and justice systems, numbers really do matter.
Communities are coming together to advocate for true and long-lasting justice transformation. We’re advocating to hold law enforcement accountable, get justice for families, and pass life-saving policies. But we can’t do it without you.
Since the launch of this organizing initiative, nearly 60,000 people have signed up to volunteer, and this number is growing every day.
With the help of their hard work, we’ve banded together to log cases of police brutality and misconduct, track local policies currently being proposed so we can support those changes, pressure elected officials to commit to our pledge – and we made 154,000 phone calls to help pass Breonna’s Law in Louisville to ban dangerous no-knock warrants.
The work and research of our volunteer team will continue to serve as invaluable tools to achieve real change. We have to maintain our momentum, which means we’re going to need as many passionate people as possible fighting for the radical transformation we deserve.
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Y’all don’t get enough praise during these trying times and it should be noted that our community deeply appreciates your love and continued support fighting for equality and justice for ALL!
However, we will not yet discontinue the #WhitePeopleKindaSuck hashtag simply because there is a substantial and disturbing percentage of white people that are clearly not supporting this movement or acknowledging that there is a problem. Thus, you do still kind of suck.
You are all inevitably related in someway—be it directly, distant cousins, in-laws or whatever. It is your responsibility to address these issues and not ours. it’s your mess to clean up. We have simply had enough.
Thanks to Action PAC, Jessica Green, Barbara Sexton Smith, you and the People Power Party!
After thousands of phone calls and emails from people like you, the Louisville Metro Council just voted unanimously to pass Breonna’s Law.
It’s a total ban on no-knock warrants, making it the strongest ban in the country for the type of warrant used to murder Breonna Taylor. This is a major step forward in the fight to hold the systems accountable that enable police to kill people like Breonna. Every city in America should follow suit.
Help us make the most of this momentum. Make a $3 contribution to Grassroots Law Project right now to build massive grassroots pressure for more cities to pass critical legislation like Breonna’s Law.
The police who murdered Breonna in the middle of the night have yet to be charged or arrested. We will continue fighting to hold her killers accountable.
Today’s victory proves what’s possible when we organize and when courageous leaders – like Councilmembers Jessica Green and Barbara Sexton Smith in Louisville – introduce bold policies.
To meet this moment, we’re leveling up our tools and team, and we’re creating hundreds of local hubs in cities across all 50 states.
We’re depending on grassroots contributions from people like you to help fund this work.
Another Brother In Arms commenting in peace over at our IG, @theblkpanthers
We will prevail…we have to…there’s no going back to an uncomfortable normal…everyone is aware of whats going on…you cannot feign ignorance to systemic racism…perpetuating a constant environment of oppression to BLACK and BROWN people all over the globe…but most famously in America…George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery…these are the catalyst…these are the breaking points where the WORLD said – “Enough is Enough”…
I was raised to be an activist…revolution is in my blood…WELCOME TO THE REVOLUTION…we will not stop until it’s won…The enemy is better provisioned…but we are powered by each other… YOU WILL GET TIRED… it’s up to us to hold each other up and PRESS ON…”WE HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE BUT OUR CHAINS” – @WakeUpAndStayWoke
So many young folks are simply, SPOT ON!
Another brother, dead
A young man named Sean Monterrosa was literally kneeling down with his hands up when Vallejo police shot and killed him – right in the middle of protests for George Floyd.
Sean’s family and legal team personally reached out to us for help.
People are gathering at City Hall in Vallejo, California on Saturday at 3pm to demand justice for Sean. Let’s stand with them.
Listen. The only justice we get is the justice we fight for. We’ve seen that it takes millions of people signing, sharing, and making phone calls in order to get families even a tiny piece of justice.
Sean was only 22. He was fiercely loyal and cherished by his family and friends. He loved to make art and fix cars. He worked with Latinx youth in the community and cared deeply for others.
His very last text to his sister was a petition to get justice for George Floyd.
He was unarmed and cooperative, but Vallejo police officer Jarrett Tonn shot Sean five times from behind the windshield of an unmarked police car. It’s one of the worst police shootings we’ve ever seen.
Sean deserved to live. We’re asking you to join Sean’s family and legal team to demand justice. When you add your name here, you’ll join this new team we’re building to fight for Sean, ok?
If enough people get on board, we can pressure key elected officials and the Vallejo Police Department to fire, arrest, and charge officer Jarrett Tonn for the murder of Sean Monterrosa. Add your name right now.