Dismantling systemic racism in this country goes far beyond simply electing Democrats.
Here are some ways to support the movement for racial justice. No single action is a solution, but we can all do something to help end police violence and discrimination.
On April 20, a jury in Minneapolis found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murdering George Floyd. This verdict does not solve the crisis of police violence, nor does it change the system that allowed George Floyd to be murdered in the first place. Our policing and criminal justice systems are rooted in white supremacy and violence.
Find local groups doing the work to end police violence and racism in your community, and support these organizations working to support Black and brown Minnesotans:
Sign petitions, amplify issues, and make phone calls to help move decision-makers in corporations and government to take real action for racial justice.
Make your contribution monthly to help drive sustained financial resources to these organizations, with or without the spotlight of national news.
Help combat racial and economic disparities in the bail system and defend protesters’ freedom, regardless of their wealth.
Learn about each of the six planks: ending state-sponsored violence, paying reparations, divesting resources away from policing, creating economic opportunity, fostering community self-governance, and building Black political power.