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On Friday, April 24, 42-year-old Michael Ramos died after being fired upon by APD officers as he attempted to leave the scene of an encounter at an apartment complex near Oltorf and Pleasant Valley in Southeast Austin.
In Austin, TX, police shot rubber bullets at a pregnant woman in the stomach, a 20 year old man in the head leading to critical condition, and many more protestors requiring hospitalization. Ban the use of these as a form of crowd control.
Demand sweeping police reform–federal legislation mandating a zero-tolerance approach in penalizing and/or prosecuting police officers who kill unarmed, non-violent, and non-resisting individuals in an arrest.
Contribute to a video petition
by filming a video of yourself demanding justice for Floyd organized by colorofchange.org.
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Donations to this legal organization go toward helping "win landmark legal battles, protect voters across the nation, and advance the cause of racial justice, equality, and an inclusive society."
This Twin Cities-based organization accepts donations via mail or PayPal for "office costs, cop watch equipment, court filing fees and other expenses."
An organization that helps pay jail bonds for those who cannot afford to fight discriminatory and coercive jailing in Minnesota, which has been the epicenter of protests after Floyd's death in the state. "Every dollar of financial donations to Minnesota Freedom Fund helps us help free people," the website states.
This network provides a "supportive professional community and mutual aid network for wellness and healing justice practitioners who also identify as indigenous, black or people of color," according to its website. They accept donations.
The nonprofit provides free assistance to low-income people whose release before trial is contingent on paying bail.
Many organizations in states and cities across the country accept donations that go to paying bail/bond and are also fighting to abolish the money bail system and pretrial detention. The National Bail Fund Network has a directory of community bail funds, and as protests continue in Atlanta, Miami, New York and other major cities, the Georgia Immigration Bond Fund, the LGBTQ Freedom Fund and the Emergency Release Fund are requesting donations.
This Minnesota-based group focuses on "healing and transformative justice principles" and leads "targeted collaborative local campaigns" in the state.
This QTPOC-centered reproductive justice collective helps in “providing free, compassionate, non-judgmental support to the full-spectrum of people across all pregnancy outcomes & reproductive experiences.”
This organization works “in alliance with mainstream and anti-authoritarian organizations to create safe and healthy events.” You can support through written/mailed checks or through PayPal.
This coalition seeks to “demand that Minneapolis divest from policing and invest in long-term alternatives,” according to its Twitter bio. Donations help support the coalition’s work to “make sure that our communities have the resources they need to thrive.”
This organization helps "black communities through the arts, towards better black futures," according to its website. They accept donations and also have merchandise for sale.
This nonprofit organization offers workshops, programs and other access to black girls interested in learning about computer programming. They accept donationsand also have a signup for volunteers.
This grassroots nonprofit organization works to "promote the well-being and empowerment of Somali women in Minnesota and beyond," according to its website. Donations help "women and girls lead healthier, more productive lives."
This Long Island-based organization "leads public policy advocacy campaigns and related initiatives to promote racial equity in areas such as housing, public school education, and community development," according to their website.
This civil rights organization is “dedicated to empowering black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.”
100% of your donations to this group is used to “post bail for trans persons at risk of injury and death.”
You can support this social justice think tank by giving donations to several campaigns and projects, including #SayHerName, #HerDreamDeferred, Breaking the Silence Summer Camp and National #BreakingSilence Town Hall Series.
Donations help “win justice on behalf of those who have no other champion, expose and fight the hate that thrives in our country, and provide tolerance education materials free of charge to schools across our nation.”
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