We realize that this is not an exhaustive list, but we hope in doing this we provide a place to begin. We encourage our readers to look into local organizations and support Black-owned businesses in their area!
Additionally, a reminder that donations to change.org do not go to the cause but rather change.org itself!
PETITIONS TO SIGN
- The Black Lives Matter movement page has two petitions, one to demand racial data on coronavirus and the other to demand more action from the government in response to coronavirus.
-Petitions Calling for #JusticeforFloyd:
–Stand with Bre
In March, Breonna Taylor, a black emergency medical technician, was fatally shot by the Louisville Metro Police Department in her apartment, after officers entered the property while serving a ‘no-knock warrant’. Her family is seeking justice and the petition, lauded on the dedicated website standwithbre.com, states that ‘we’re calling on the Louisville Metro Police Department to terminate the police involved, and for a special prosecutor to be appointed to bring forward charges against the officers and oversee all parts of this case.’
–Hand’s Up Act
Working to punish police for shooting unarmed citizens.
–Movement for Black Lives
Petition to push elected officials to fight against the militarization in communities of color.
-Colour For Change:
- 2020 Voter Justice Agenda
- Protection and Relief Measures for Black-owned Businesses in the wake of COVID-19
–Georgia Hate Crime Bill
Georgia is one of the few states in the U.S.A to not have a hate crime bill.
- A comprehensive list of bail funds throughout the United States, broken down from state to state. Works with the National Bail Fund to ensure the validity of the bail funds they link to.
- Have currently paused donations due to the overwhelming amount of support they have received.
- An organization which began in 2018 committed to moving money from the police force to help support other areas of the community in Minneapolis.
- Also recommends (amongst others):
- A worker led organization where workers organize, educate, and empower each other to fight for a voice in their workplaces and in their communities.
- Divisions of Indian Work
- Seek to support urban American Indian people through culturally-based education, traditional healing approaches and leadership development.
- The Minnesota Healing Justice Network
- Providing a supportive professional community and mutual aid network for wellness and healing justice practitioners who also identify as IBPOC (indigenous, black, or people of color).
- A grassroots nonprofit organization working to promote the well-being and empowerment of Somali women in Minnesota and beyond.
- In April, Belly Mujinga, a black railway worker, died two weeks after being spat at while working at Victoria station in London by a man who claimed he had coronavirus. The British Transport Police recently confirmed that no further action is being taken in relation to her death. This fundraiser was established in order to support her family, including her daughter.
- Running for the past decade, Stop Watch UK is committed to promoting fair and accountable policing, making sure the public is informed about the use of stop and search and providing ‘legal support challenging stop and search’.
- CUAPB is an all-volunteer organization that was formed in December 2000 in the aftermath of the shooting death of Charles “Abuka” Sanders by Minneapolis police. CUAPB was created to deal with police brutality in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area on an ongoing basis. We work on the day-to-day abuses as well as taking on the more extreme cases. We work to combat police brutality from many angles, including political and legislative action, education, research, and providing services and support for victims and their families.
- Working towards free COVID-19 testing, advocacy, and education for the Black community in Philadelphia.
- An organization dedicated to working towards instigative legislative change to end police violences. Contains a comprehensive package of urgent policy solutions.
- Say Her Name is a movement born from the African American Policy Forum calling attention to police violence and systemic issues affecting Black women, girls, and femmes. Donations to this nonprofit support advocacy, activism, and policy reform initiatives.
- Helping British men of African/Caribbean descent access higher education.
- Supporting disadvantaged and discriminated young people in the UK move into ambitious careers; diversifying business; and campaigning for fairness and justice.
- Working to provide therapy sessions to Black individuals and families in the UK.
- One of the UK’s largest anti-racism charities, which uses the high status of football and football players (now expanded into other sports) to delivery educational workshops to young people and adults in schools, workplaces, and events.
- Canadian organization dedicated to providing help to Canadian youth and families.
- “The mission of Justice for Black Girls works to dismantle societal systems that relegate Black girls to lives characterized by abuse and state violence with particular focus on Black girls’ experiences in the educational and juvenile legal system“
–GoFundMe For Elijah McClain‘s Family