It’s a very sad & dystopic era, after the brutal murder of George Floyd, in which every single one of us should get actively involved in the fight against police brutality and systemic racism. Get involved… Act now!
Grown out of New York’s first community bail fund in 2017, this national nonprofit provides bail assistance and pretrial support for low-income Americans. To help those arrested during one of the recent protests, you could also donate directly to a local bailout fund (more info below), or a number of different funds at once. (Check out the Bail Project’s Instagram for more info.)
Since its founding in 2018, Reclaim the Block has organized the Minneapolis community and city council to redirect funding from the police department toward policies that support community health and safety. (Check out Reclaim the Block’s Instagram for more info.)
Since 2017, this Black, queer, and trans-led Minnesota nonprofit has organized campaigns to cut police budgets, invest in community-driven safety strategies, train activists, and celebrate Black joy. (Check out Black Visions’ Instagram for more info.)
Launched by Black Lives Matter activists in 2015, Campaign Zero calls on lawmakers on every level to end police violence by implementing comprehensive research-based policy solutions.
Co-founded by Colin Kaepernick in 2016, this organization aims to advance Black and Brown youth education and self-empowerment through events and campaigns. KYRC recently started a legal defense initiative to assist protestors arrested in Minneapolis. (Check out KYRC’s Twitter for more info.)
Founded in 2014, M4BL is a coalition of groups—including the Black Lives Matter Network—that are dedicated to achieving political, cultural, and policy changes. (Check out M4BL’s Twitter for more info.)
Founded in 2013 in response to George Zimmerman’s acquittal, this chapter-based organization is dedicated to advancing the Black community’s economic, social, political, and educational freedoms, through a Black queer feminist lens. (Check out BYP100’s Twitter for more info.)
Since 1993, this LGBTQ-led nonprofit has organized across issues of race, class, gender, and ability, including campaigning for protections against police profiling. Their chapters across the South have addressed incarceration, policing, COVID-19, and more. (Check out SONG’s Instagram for more info.)