BLACK LIVES MATTER

DEMAND JUSTICE NOW.

SIGN

Here is the petition demanding justice for George Floyd. Please sign it. It does not take a long time.

Here is the petition demanding justice for Ahmaud Arbery. Please sign it. It does not take a long time. 

Here is the petition demanding justice for Breonna Taylor. Please sign it. It does not take a long time.

Here is the official White House Raise the Degree petition. Please sign it. It does not take a long time. 

Here is the official White House Arrest the Other Three petition. Please sign it. It does not take a long time.

Here is the Action Pac petition demanding for the arrest and/or charge of the officers who killed Breonna Taylor. Please sign it. It does not take a long time.

Here is the Move On petition demanding that Breonna Taylor's killers be fired from their job. Please sign it. It does not take a long time. 

Here is the Color of Change petition demanding that Breonna Taylor's killers be fired from their job. Please sign it. It does not take a long time. 

Here is the petition demanding that the authorities reopen Tamir Rice's case. Please sign it. It does not take a long time. 

Here is the petition demanding justice for Joao Pedro. Please sign it. It does not take a long time. 

Here is the Black Lives Matter petition demanding for the defunding of the police. Please sign it. It does not take a long time. 

Here is the petition to reopen Sandra Bland's case. Please sign it. It does not take a long time. 

Here is the petition for stopping cases such as Trayvon Martin from happening again. Please sign it. It does not take a long time. 

Here is the petition to declare the KKK a terrorist organization. Please sign it. It does not take a long time. 

Here is the petition demanding psychological and racial bias screening for law enforcement officials. Please sign it. It does not take a long time. 

Here is the petition demanding that Juneteenth become a national holiday. Please sign it. It does not take a long time. 

Here is the petition demanding justice for Robert Fuller. Please sign it. It does not take a long time. 

Here is the petition demanding justice for Malcolm Harsch. Please sign it. It does not take a long time.

Here is the petition demanding justice for Toyin Salau. Please sign it. It does not take a long time. 

Here is the petition demanding justice for Matthew Tucker. Please sign it. It does not take a long time. 

Here is the petition demanding justice for Willie Simmons. Please sign it. It does not take a long time.

Here is the petition demanding justice for Shukri Abdi. Please sign it. It does not take a long time.

Here is the petition demanding justice for Emerald Black. Please sign it. It does not take a long time. 

Here is the petition demanding justice for Tony McDade. Please sign it. It does not take a long time. 

Here is the petition demanding justice for Amiya Braxton. Please sign it. It does not take a long time.

Here is the petition demanding justice for Crystal Mason. Please sign it. It does not take a long time.

Here is the petition demanding justice for Sean Reed. Please sign it. It does not take a long time.

Here is the petition demanding justice for Dion Johnson. Please sign it. It does not take a long time.

Here is the petition demanding justice for Cameron Green. Please sign it. It does not take a long time.

Here is the petition demanding justice for Elijah McClain. Please sign it. It does not take a long time.

 

Here is the petition demanding justice for Charles Kinsey. Please sign it. It does not take a long time. 

 

Here is the petition demanding justice for Cornelius Fredericks. Please sign it. It does not take a long time. 

 

Here is the petition demanding justice for Julius Jones. Please sign it. It does not take a long time.

Here is the petition for the Hands Up Act. Please sign it. It does not take a long time.

Here is the petition demanding justice for Alejandro Vargas Martinez. Please sign it. It does not take a long time. 

Here is the petition demanding for the disbarment for George E. Barnhill. Please sign it. It does not take a long time. 

Here is the petition demanding for the reopening of Kendrick Johnson's case. Please sign it. It does not take a long time.

Here is the petition demanding justice for Israel Monte Jackson. Please sign it. It does not take a long time.

Here is the petition demanding justice for Marqueese Alston. Please sign it. It does not take a long time.

Here is the petition demanding that Arlington Public Schools acknowledge and fix the inequity in education. Please sign it. It does not take a long time.

Here is the petition demanding that JMU remove the names of confederate generals from its halls. Please sign it. It does not take a long time. 

Here is the petition to remove a Stonewall Jackson statute from Manassas National Battlefield Park. Please sign it. It does not take a long time. 

Here is the petition to stop the use of prison labor at the University of Maryland. Please sign it. It does not take a long time. 

Here is the petition to discontinue Fair and Lovely. Please sign it. It does not take a long time. 

Here is the petition to demand justice for Jacob Blake. Please sign it. It does not take a long time. 

Here is the Color of Change petition to demand justice for Jacob Blake. Please sign it. It does not take a long time. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please do not donate to change.org as many have been saying that the donations do not go directly to helping those that we are signing petitions for. Instead, consider donating to the organizations that we list later on this page.

CONTACT

Text "FLOYD" to 55156.

Text "JUSTICE" to 668366.

Text "ENOUGH" to 55156.

Text "SIGN SEUDKP" to 50409.

Text "SIGN RISTUS" to 50409.

Text "DEFEND" to 90975. 

Text "UVNASF" to 50409. 

Text "JAKE" to 55156. 

This is the Justice for All page on Black Lives Matter. At the bottom of the page, you will find a button that says "Make a Call" under some information you need to fill out first. Once you fill in your information, the page will automatically find those who represent you in Congress and the Senate and create a custom phone call for you. All you need to do is click "Make a Call" and follow the instructions given. 

Contact the district attorney of Minneapolis, Mike Freeman, and demand justice for the senseless and merciless murder of George Floyd. You can call him at 612-348-5550. You can email him at citizeninfo@hennepin.us. You can find more contact information here

Contact Jacob Frey and tell him that you want justice for George Floyd. You can say this: "I want justice for the murder of George Floyd. I demand the prosecution of the officers involved in this racist hate crime. This is an abuse of power." You can call him at 612-673-2100. 

Contact Tim Walz, the governor of Minnesota. You can call him at 651-201-3400. You can contact him directly using this link. You can ask him to enact legislation that prevents racist attacks like the one against George Floyd from happening in the future. You can also ask him to do his very best to make sure that the all of the officers involved in the murder of Floyd are prosecuted and jailed.

 

Here is some contact information that you can use to demand justice for Breonna Taylor. 

 

  • Louisville Metro Police Department: 502-574-7111

  • Louisville Mayor Office: 502-574-2003

  • Governor Beshear's Office: 502-564-2611

  • District Attorney Tom Wine: 502-595-2300

  • Attorney General Daniel Cameron: 502-696-5300 (Attorney.General@ag.ky.gov)

  • Senator Rand Paul: 202-224-4343 or 270-782-8303

  • Representative John Yarmuth: 202-225-5401 

  • Kentucky Senators' General Hotline: 1-800-372-7181

  • Mayor Greg Fischer: 502-574-2003 (greg.fischer@louisvilleky.gov)

  • LMPD Chief Steve Conrad: 502-524-7660

Here is some contact information that you can use to demand justice for Elijah McClain. 

  • Co Gov. Jared Polis: 303-866-2471

  • Mayor of Aurora Mike Coffman: 303-739-7015 

  • District Attorney Dave Young: 303-659-7720 

  • District Chief Judge Emily Anderson: 303-654-3550

  • Deputy City Attorney Nancy Rodgers: 303-739-6014

  • Aurora City Attorney Daniel Brotzman: 303-870-9078

Here is some contact information you can use to demand justice for Jacob Blake. 

  • Kenosha City Attorney: 262-653-4170

  • Kenosha Mayor and City Administration: 262-653-4000

  • Kenosha Police Non-Emergency Line: 262-656-1234

  • Wisconsin DOJ: 608-266-1221

DONATE

This is the official George Floyd memorial fund. Please consider donating as his family deserves all the support they can get in this dark and trying time.

This is the donation page for the Black Lives Matter movement. Please consider donating as this organization has been fighting for years now against racism. You can read more about them here.

This is the donation page for the Minnesota Freedom Fund. Please consider donating as it could help this organization bail out the protesters that have been unfairly arrested in Minneapolis. You can read more about them here

This is the donation page for the Black Visions Collective. Please consider donating as this organization is monumental in developing justice principles. You can read more about them here.

This is the donation page for Reclaim the Block. Please consider donating as this organization is dedicated to providing a safe community environment for marginalized communities. You can read more about them here

This is the donation page for the NAACP. Please consider donating as this organization works very hard to elevate the voices of people of color and fight for their rights. You can read more about them here.

This is the donation page for the ACLU. Please consider donating as this organization fights hard to defend the rights and liberties of people of color. You can read more about them here.  

This is the donation page for Change the NYPD. Please consider donating as this organization is dedicated to police reform. You can read more about them here

This is the donation page for the Trans Cultural District, a Black-led LGBTQ+ organization. Please consider donating as this organization encompasses the first legally recognized trans district and aims to both economically stabilize and empower the trans community. You can read more about them here.

This the donation page for the Black AIDS Institute. Please consider donating as this organization works to end the Black HIV epidemic through policy and advocacy. You can read more about them here

This is the donation page for the Committee to Protect Journalists. Please consider donating as this organization is fighting hard to keep protecting and supporting journalists as they cover protests. You can read more about them here

This is the donation page for the Know Your Rights Camp. Please consider donating as this organization works to empower, educate, and mobilize Black and Brown communities and fight for change in the system. You can read more about them here

This is the donation page for Unicorn Riot. Please consider donating as this organization is dedicated to exposing the roots of social and environmental issues. You can read more about them here.

This is the donation page for the Innocence Project. Please consider donating as this organization is dedicated to helping wrongfully convicted, exonerating the innocent, and reforming the Criminal Justice System. You can read more about them here

Use this link to split a donation between 70+ different community bail funds. Please consider donating as bail funds are very important in getting innocent people wrongly convicted of crimes out of prisons.

This is the Go Fund Me made by Sheneen McClain for her dear son Elijah. Please consider donating as the family of this precious soul deserves all the help they can get. 

This is the Go Fund Me for the Homeless Black Trans Women fund. Please consider donating as transgender people are still incredibly vulnerable in America and need all our help and protection.

Can't donate? Watch this YouTube video instead - you can put it on in the background and have it play all day long. The proceeds from this video are going to go to several organizations dedicated to the fight against racism.

READ

There are so many wonderful books out there written by amazing Black authors. Take some time to read some of their books. Support them. Cultivate anti-racism in your life and household.

  • "Children of Blood and Bone" by Tomi Adeyemi 

  • "The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas

  • "Pushout" by Monique W. Morris

  • "So You Want to Talk About Race" by Iljeoma Oluo 

  • "Becoming" by Michelle Obama 

  • "Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?" by Beverly Daniel Tatum

  • "Stamped From the Beginning" by Ibram X. Kendi 

  • "Algorithms of Oppression" by Safiya Noble

  • "Freedom is a Constant Struggle" by Angela Davis 

  • "I'm Still Here" by Austin Channing Brown 

  • "This Book is Anti-Racist" by Tiffany Jewell 

  • "Me and White Supremacy" by Layla F. Saad 

  • "Kindred" by Octavia Butler 

  • 'The Fire Next Time" by James Baldwin 

  • "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates 

  • "Invisible Man" by Ralph Ellison

  • "Beloved" by Toni Morrison 

  • "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston 

  • "The New Jim Crow" by Michelle Alexander 

  • "Sister Outsider" by Audre Lorde

  • "The Audacity of Hope" by Barack Obama 

  • "The Warmth of Other Suns" by Isabel Wilkerson 

  • "Redefining Realness" by Janet Mock 

  • "White Fragility" by Robin DiAngelo 

  • "How to be an Anti-Racist" by Ibram X. Kendi 

  • "You Should See Me in a Crown" by Leah Johnson 

  • "Felix Ever After" by Kacen Callender 

  • "The Only Black Girls in Town" by Brandy Colbert 

  • "The Black Flamingo" by Dean Atta 

  • "Cinderella is Dead" by Kalynn Bayron 

  • "Meet Cute Club" by Jack Harbon 

  • "Full Disclosure" by Camryn Garrett

  • "Jake in a Box" by Ryan Douglass 

  • "What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker" by Damon Young 

  • "Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race" by Reni Eddo-Lodge 

  • "The Poet X" by Elizabeth Acevedo 

  • "On the Come Up" by Angie Thomas 

  • "The Water Dancer" by Ta-Nehisi Coates 

  • "Dear Martin" by Nic Stone 

  • "Stamped" by Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi 

  • "Citizen" by Claudia Rankine

  • "With the Fire on High" by Elizabeth Acevedo 

  • "The Condemnation of Blackness" by Khalil Muhammad 

  • "Killing Rage: Ending Racism" by Bell Hooks 

  • "Black Feminist Thought" by Patricia Hill Collins 

  • "How We Get Free" by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor 

  • "Bad Feminist" by Roxane Gay 

  • "Eloquent Rage" by Brittney Cooper 

  • "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry 

  • "The Color Purple" by Alice Walker 

  • "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou 

  • "Giovanni's Room" by James Baldwin 

  • "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe 

  • "Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche 

  • "Medical Apartheid" by Harriet A. Washington 

  • "Killing the Black Body" by Dorothy Roberts

  • "Women, Race & Class" by Angela Davis 

  • "Notes of a Native Son" by James Baldwin

For more books, you can visit this site, this site or this site.

SUPPORT

WATCH

There are so many eye-opening films and shows to watch out there that are made by Black people, star Black people and/or tell the stories of Black people. Here are some to watch.

  • 13th 

  • The Black Power Mixtape 

  • The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson 

  • Hidden Figures 

  • Black Panther 

  • Harriet

  • Just Mercy 

  • Twelve Years a Slave 

  • Straight out of Brooklyn 

  • BlacKkKlansman 

  • Poetic Justice 

  • If Beale Street Could Talk

  • Moonlight 

  • Get Out 

  • Malcolm X

  • The Hate U give 

  • I Am Not Your Negro 

  • Stay Woke 

  • When They See Us 

  • 16 Shots 

  • Selma 

  • Whose Streets?

  • Ferguson 

  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution  

  • Dear White People 

  • American Son 

  • Sorry To Bother You 

  • The Rosa Parks Story 

  • See You Yesterday 

  • Kevin Hart's Guide to Black History Month 

  • Teach Us All 

  • Blindspotting 

  • Detroit 

  • Becoming 

  • American Crime 

  • Family Reunion 

  • She's Gotta Have It 

  • Explained: The Racial Wealth Gap 

  • Let the Fire Burn 

  • Watchmen 

  • The Murder of Fred Hampton

For more films and shows, you can visit this site, this site or this site.

REFLECT

LISTEN

When we listen carefully and thoughtfully to really learn about why the system needs to be broken, we can be enlightened, and only then can we really start doing the work. Here are some podcasts for you to start with. 

  • The Nod: Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings 

  • Still Processing: Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris 

  • Here to Slay: Roxane Gay and Tressie McMillan

  • About Race: Reni Eddo-Lodge

  • Code Switch: Shereen Marisol Meraji 

  • Pod for the Cause: The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights 

  • 1619: Nikole Hannah-Jones 

  • Small Doses with Amanda Seales: Amanda Seales

  • Touré Show: Touré 

  • Seeing White: John Biewen

  • Desert Island Discs - Bryan Stevenson: Kirsty Young

  • Truth be Told: Tonya Mosley 

  • Slay in Your Lane: Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinenék

  • Pod Save the People: DeRay McKesson

  • United States of Anxiety: Kai Wright 

  • Cape Up - Voices of the Movement: Jonathan Capehart 

  • Witness Black History: BBC 

  • Jemele Hill is Unbothered: Jemele Hill 

  • Momentum - A Race Forward: Chevon and Hiba

PROTEST

"Riots are the language of the unheard," doctor Martin Luther King Jr. said. If you are planning to join a protest, rally or riot, here are some directions to staying safe and protecting yourself. 

YOUR BODY 

  • Wear long, solid-colored, layered and nondescript clothing. Make sure it covers any noticeable tattoos or other identifying marks. 

  • Wear goggles and a mask. 

  • Have heat resistant gloves. 

  • Wear comfortable and protective shoes that you can run in. 

  • If you can, wear or keep a bandana soaked in water, lemon juice or vinegar. It can aid breathing in the instance of chemical exposure. 

  • Write important contacts on your body with Sharpie. Spray with hairspray to prevent them from rubbing off. 

  • If you can, keep a hat with you as it can be used to shield you from the sun and block chemicals from getting into your face. MAKE SURE THE HAT IS NONDESCRIPT. Do not wear a hat that has anything on it that could possibly reveal your identity. 

WHAT TO BRING/WHAT NOT TO BRING 

  • Bring lots and lots of water, preferably in squirt bottles. Water can help you get tear gas out of your eyes and is safer to use than milk because milk can bring infection. If you need to use it, go from the nose to the ears. 

  • A way to neutralize tear gas: bring a solution of baking soda and water. Three tablespoons of baking soda should be used per liter of water. We have heard that this solution can also help when you are affected by pepper spray. 

  • Bring a gas mask if you have one.

  • Bring money for a payphone, transportation and food. 

  • Bring your phone, but be VERY CAREFUL with it. Turn off any location tracking services. Try to keep it on airplane mode. Turn off Face/Touch Identification. Disable your data if you can. These are all measures to keep anyone from identifying you if they find your phone and are trying to turn you in. 

  • Bring energy snacks that will keep you going.

  • Bring as many first-aid supplies that you can. If you have the time, try to learn some practices for treating bullet wounds. Reminder: rubber bullets are just bullets covered with a thin layer of rubber. They are NOT made of rubber. 

  • Bring some protest signs if you can. 

  • Bring a washcloth if you have one. 

  • DON'T BRING anything you would not want to be arrested with. 

  • DON'T BRING too many forms of identification. Try to keep it to a minimum and keep any official form of identification SAFE.

WHAT TO DO/WHAT NOT TO DO 

  • Plan ahead for your essential needs. Know what to expect. Research about everything that has happened in past protests so you know what could happen. 

  • Try to plan a few forms of contact between you and whoever you are going with. 

  • BE FOCUSED AND ALERT. React to signs of danger sooner rather than later. If you see cops, alert everyone around you. 

  • Watch for signs of physical and mental harm to anyone around you. If there is anyone becoming emotionally overwhelmed, try to create a safe space for them. 

  • Try to document, but do so CAREFULLY. If you are using your phone, try to utilize the safety measures we described already before using it to photograph. If you are not using your phone, which is the safer route but may result in you not being able to photograph, write down details of the protest. DON'T write down any identifying information.

  • We know it's hard, but please try to keep some space between yourself and others during the protest. Please wear a mask to keep yourself from getting sick. 

  • DON'T post photos of the protest while it is happening. People could identify you or other protesters from the photo and try to turn you in. When you post photos after the protest has finished, please be careful with which ones you post. Try to keep identifiable faces out of the photos as to prevent others from still trying to turn you in.

  • DON'T put Vaseline, mineral oils and/or oil-based sunscreens & moisturizers on your skin These can trap chemicals. 

  • DON'T wear anything that could easily be grabbed. 

  • DON'T wear contact lenses. These can trap chemicals. 

  • DON'T go alone if you can help it. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

  • FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AND ASSEMBLY: Everyone has the right to voice their opinions on the streets. 

  • PROTECTION OF THE RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF ASSEMBLY: Law enforcement must facilitate and NOT restrict peaceful public assembly. 

  • FREEDOM FROM EXCESSIVE USE OF FORCE: Police must avoid the use of force in the policing of non-violent protests. 

  • RIGHT TO MEDICAL ASSISTANCE: When injured, you have the right to medical assistance without any delay. 

  • FREEDOM FROM ARBITRARY ARREST AND DETENTION: You have the right to be told of the reason for your arrest if you are arrested. You have the right to access to a lawyer and your family if you are arrested. 

  • RIGHT TO COMPLAIN: If your rights are being violated, you have the riot to file a complaint and be provided information on how to do so. 

OTHER INFORMATION 

  • There have been several instances of cops coming to protests and posing as protesters doing violent acts to give real cops a reason to start using violence. THESE COPS HAVE BEEN DOCUMENTED USING ARM BANDS AS FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION. The colors have been changing often, so try to search up what colors the cops are wearing that day in your area on social media. 

  • There have been instances of people calling ICE to turn in undocumented immigrants attending protests, so if you are an undocumented immigrant, BE CAREFUL. 

  • There have been instances of the KKK coming to protests. Protect yourself. 

  • There have been instances of white supremacist organizations arranging "protests" to further their nationalist agendas. If you are attending a protest, please ensure beforehand that it is a real one. 

  • There have been instances of kidnappers and sex traffickers taking advantage of the protests. Women have been abducted at some protests. PLEASE BE VIGILANT in who you communicate with at these protests. GO IN A GROUP. 

  • COVID-19 is still happening. Wear a mask and protect yourself as you see fit. If you are at risk or may put someone at risk at home, DON'T attend protests. There are other ways to protest from home! If you attend a protest, contract COVID-19 and have to go to the doctor, please tell your doctor that you might have contracted the virus at a protest. Doctors are legally required to keep your health information private, so they will not tell other people. Doctors have to keep reporting accurate numbers of cases. 

  • There have been instances of cops using taxi cars (specifically in New York City) to trick protesters. Be careful of which car you choose to get into! 

  • Cops have been caught completely ignoring the disabilities of some protesters and refusing to accommodate for them. Please be careful! 

  • This Google Doc compiles bail funds and other donation links from around the country. 

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