SixNineteen is coming up! See SixNineteen demands and actions (virtual and in-person)
Join the M4BL’s National Call to Action:
“The killing of Black people at the hands of the police is taking place against the backdrop of a pandemic that is taking Black lives at an alarming rate. Our communities continue to be disinvested in and our people continue to be vulnerable to every harm in our society. This is why we call to defund police departments across the country and demand an investment of those resources into the needs of our communities.
We know what is happening in Minneapolis is a product of what has happened to Black people for decades. We are paying attention and we are ready to rise.”
Sign M4B L’s Petition calling on Congressional leadership to ensure that future action prioritize our communities over corporation and pushes back against the use of militarization in our communities as a response to this crisis. View recent virtual events here, sharing our demands and ways for folks to take action.
Some immediate local actions you can take:
1. 50-a NYS (police secrecy law) has been repealed! Gov Cuomo has signed the package of legislatoin in the Safer New York Act, in particular repealing the NYS police secrecy law (CRL section 50-a).
2. Defund the Police! Contact your City Councilmember to demand that they redirect NYC funds from police to summer youth employment and other needed community programs. Check out Communities United for Police Reform and the #DefundTheNYPD campaign. Find your city councilmember here. For call script and more info click here.
3. Keep up the momentum in the streets! Join local protests, as you are able, with precautions for keeping safe from COVID-19 (wear a mask, and keep 6 feet between yourself and the next protester.) Follow leadership of Black-led organizations and community members. Check out this post re participation of white people in #BlackLivesMatter protests