Following the murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police Department while in custody, mass demonstrations have erupted across the United States and other parts of the world in protest. Even if you’re not out in the streets, there are still a number of ways to help, including donating to a growing list of worthy organizations.
Here are some of the local fundraisers and national organizations fighting against police brutality, mass incarceration and racial injustice that could use our support.
“The ACLU works in the courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.”
“#BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.”
“The Bail Project combats mass incarceration through our National Revolving Bail Fund.”
“Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization.”
“The Innocence Project exonerates the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and reforms the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.”
“The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice.”
“The central mission of NPAP is to promote the accountability of law enforcement officers and their employers for violations of the Constitution and the laws of the United States.”
A decentralized media organization that has been live-streaming the demonstrations