Update – August 31, 2020
On March 13, 2020, a 26-year-old African-American emergency medical technician named Breonna Taylor was shot fatally 5 times by Louisville Metro Police Department officers Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison, and Myles Cosgrove. At the time of this update (171 days later), her killers have not been arrested.
Justice has not been served.
Additionally, she is not the only one needs justice. With that being said, we’ve updated the list below with regards to Breonna Taylor and other incidents that have happened since this post was last updated.
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On May 25, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a police officer brutally murdered an African American man named George Floyd. I’m sure you have already heard the details through the news and social media, but in case you have not, here is an article.
No matter what your name, race, age, sex, religion or whatever is, we need to stand in solidarity now more than ever. We have seen stuff like this happen before and I am sure you have asked yourself: “Well, what can I even do? I’m just one person.” I know. I’ve asked myself that too.
In honor of #BlackoutTuesday, we have compiled a list of ways to support the #BlackLivesMatter movement:
- Justice for Breonna Taylor Fund – Help support Breonna’s mother, Tamika Palmer, as well as support the foundation. Also has information on how you can help support the Breonna Taylor movement.
- Fight for Breonna – A page dedicated to the life of Breonna Taylor and sets you up for helping to take action.
- Stand with Bre – A petition that once completed by you, it emails every elected official and government office who can make a decision in Breonna Taylor’s case. This is also a page where you can make donations.
- Jacob Blake Fundraiser – GoFundMe started by Jacob’s mother to cover her son’s medical expenses, mental and grief counseling and to assist their family in the days to come.
- Elijah McClain Petition – Sign the petition to help demand that the officers who killed Elijah are held accountable.
- Elijah McClain GoFundMe – Help support Elijah’s family as they fight for justice.
- The Bail Project – Non-profit organization designed to combat mass incarceration by paying bail for people in need, reuniting families and restoring the presumption of innocence.
- Campaign Zero – Fights against police brutality using research-based policy solutions.
- Coalition of Asian American Leaders – Envisions a State where all Minnesotans, regardless of background, are actively engaged in shaping solutions, and can achieve prosperity.
- National for the Advancement of Colored People’s Legal Defense Fund – Fights systemic inequality through litigation, advocacy, and public education.
- ACLU – Works to protect voting rights, rights for prisoners, reporductive healthcare, and more.
- The Movement for Black Lives – Supports black-led rapid response efforts and long-term strategy, policy and infrastructure investments
- Unicorn Riot – Non-profit organization dedicated to exposing the root causes of dynamic social and environmental issues.
- Black Visions Collective – Organization fighting against police brutality using research-based policy solutions.
- Reclaim the Block – Focuses on moving money from the police department into other areas of the city’s budget that promote community health and safety.
- Minnesota Freedom Fund – Organization dedicated to paying for criminal bail and immigration bonds for those who cannot.
- George Floyd Memorial Fund – The official GoFundMe to support the Floyd family. (CLOSED)
- Peoples City Council Freedom Fund
- Silicon Valley Democratic Socialists of America Bail Fund
- Los Angeles Black Lives Matter
- Nashville Bail Fund
- Memphis Community Bail Fund
- Mid-South Peace BLM Community Bail Fund
- End Money Bail Knoxville Bail Fund — Please caption “BLM”
Outside the U.S.
Not all the resources out there are listed here, but this is the best we could do. Thank you to everyone who is participating in this movement and keep on fighting.