Call or email the officials below to demand that officers Jonathan Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove are fired, and all officers (including Brett Hankison) are charged and arrested immediately. These calls, whether answered or not put pressure on those in power and call them to recognize the ways we expect them to take action.
Making donations to organizations working to bring justice and equity to the Black community is one way we can fight for change. To agree that Black lives matter means to agree that Black mental health and Black wealth matter, and that it is worth our giving. Here are a few funds among many that would benefit from your donation.
Donate to Breonna Taylor’s family’s GoFundMe to directly support her family who has been working hard seeking justice for Breonna.
Donate to The Loveland Foundation, an organization currently working to provide 5,000 hours of free therapy to Black women and girls.
Donate to Louisville Community Bail Fund to help bring equity to an unequal system that has historically set higher cash bails for BIPOC.
Education is often the first step of growth, but it is not meant to be a means in and of itself. Education should serve as the catalyst for sacrificial and material action. This piece by Tre Johnson is an important place to start, as it reminds us that true change will come when we choose what to do with the knowledge we’ve obtained.
This NPR episode about how to talk to your parents about racism
One of the most meaningful ways we can engage is by voting for people who are serious about addressing systemic racism and fighting voter suppression which has disproportionately prevented marginalized people from exercising their fundamental right to vote.
Register to vote here.