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TRACK ACCOUNTABILITY LEGISLATION THAT HAS BEEN PASSED

Published by Campaign Zero, an absolutely vital resource that works towards creating a world where “police don’t kill people by limiting police interventions, improving community interactions, and ensuring accountability.”
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SEE “USE OF FORCE” REPORTS OF 100 POLICE DEPARTMENTS

The Police Use of Force Project investigates the ways in which police use of force policies help to enable police violence in our communities.
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VIEW A MAP OF POLICE VIOLENCE IN 2016

 

EMPOWER BLACK VOTERS

The 2016 election was the first time since the Voting Rights Act was gutted in 2015. This made a great impact on the election, and was designed specifically to target African-American voters. See organizations that are trying to combat this issue.

 

STAND UP AGAINST ISLAMOPHOBIA

American Muslims are also not monolithic. According to Gallup, Muslims are the “most racially diverse religious group surveyed in the United States, with African Americans making up the largest contingent within the population, at 35%.” This diversity is furthered by a wide array of interpretations of Islam among its U.S. practitioners and again by the large number of national origins represented among American Muslim immigrants. The American Muslim community also adheres to a broad range of political ideology: Gallup’s 2009 survey found that 29% of Americans Muslims self-identify as liberal, 38% as moderate, and 25% as conservative. Research shows that personally knowing a Muslim reduces the likelihood of a person holding anti-Islam bias. In 2009 the Pew Research Center reported, “Those people who know a Muslim are less likely to see Islam as encouraging of violence; similarly, those who are most familiar with Islam and Muslims are most likely to express favorable views of Muslims and to see similarities between Islam and their own religion.”


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NATIONAL ADVOCACY & RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONS

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION
African American Policy Forum The African American Policy Forum (AAPF) is an innovative think tank that connects academics, activists and policy-makers to promote efforts to dismantle structural inequality. They utilize new ideas and innovative perspectives to transform public discourse and policy. They promote frameworks and strategies that address a vision of racial justice that embraces the intersections of race, gender, class, and the array of barriers that disempower those who are marginalized in society. AAPF is dedicated to advancing and expanding racial justice, gender equality, and the indivisibility of all human rights, both in the U.S. and internationally.
All-African People’s Revolutionary Party Build an Organized Worldwide Mass Based Political Force of African People to construct a Revolutionary Pan-African Nation so that the fundamental Social, Cultural, Political and Economic needs of African People can be permanently and proactively met.
Black Trans Advocacy
(Texas)
Black Trans Advocacy is a social justice alliance of the Black Transmen Inc, Black Transwomen Inc & Black Trans International Pageantry System organizations. BTA is committed to the advancement of black and trans people and the liberation of all disenfranchised people by working collaboratively to help end race and gender inequalities.
Black Movement-Law Project
(New York)
After working in Ferguson, Baltimore and Cleveland, lawyers and legal activists have come together to create the Black Movement-Law Project. BMLP provides legal support to local communities throughout the country as they demonstrate against police brutality and systemic racism. We believe in a community centered approach – providing holistic legal and technical service with an understanding that mass defense movement legal experience is often missing from the local equation.
Black Women for Wellness
(California)
Black Women For Wellness is committed to the health and well-being of Black women and girls through health education, empowerment and advocacy.
Black Women’s Blueprint
(New York)
Black Women’s Blueprint envisions a world where women and girls of African descent are fully empowered and where gender, race and other disparities are erased.
Black Women’s Roundtable The Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) is an intergenerational civic engagement network of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation. At the forefront of championing just and equitable public policy on behalf of Black women, BWR promotes their health and wellness, economic security, education and global empowerment as key elements for success.
Black Youth Network Black Youth Network is an organization that is dedicated to connecting and empowering African-American youth to share their passions, advocate for causes, motivate, inspire, and collaborate with one another. Our goal is to create a network of young African-American leaders.
BOLD (Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity) (Washington DC) BOLD (Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity) is a national Leadership Training Program designed to help rebuild Black (African-American, Caribbean, African, Afro-Latino) social justice infrastructure in order to organize Black communities more effectively and re-center Black leadership in the U.S. social justice movement.
Campaign Zero An absolutely vital resource that works towards creating a world where “police don’t kill people by limiting police interventions, improving community interactions, and ensuring accountability.
Color of Change Color Of Change is building a new, effective strategy for changing the rules society lives by, and ending the injustices Black people face.
Mapping Police Violence Mapping Police Violence is a research collaborative collecting comprehensive data on police killings nationwide to quantify the impact of police violence in communities.
Million Hoodies Million Hoodies Movement for Justice is a human rights membership-based organization that builds next generation human rights leaders to end anti-black racism and systemic violence. Million Hoodies is home to a national network of students and young people in ten local communities and campuses, committed to building a movement for dignity and democracy.
National Black Justice Coalition The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. NBJC’s mission is to end racism and homophobia. As America’s leading national Black LGBT civil rights organization focused on federal public policy, NBJC has accepted the charge to lead Black families in strengthening the bonds and bridging the gaps between the movements for racial justice and LGBT equality.
National Coalition on Black Civic Participation The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (The National Coalition) is a 501©3, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to increasing civic engagement and voter participation in Black and underserved communities. The National Coalition strives to create an enlightened community by engaging people in all aspects of public life through service/volunteerism, advocacy, leadership development and voting.
New Black Panther Party The New Black Panther Party is a future of education centered around the ten-point platform powered by technology fueling an innovate grassroots movement. They aim to develop sustainable educational programs for a stronger workforce and develop black businesses.
The Organization for Black Struggle The Organization for Black Struggle was founded in 1980 by activists, students, union organizers and other community members in order to fill a vacuum left by the assaults on the Black Power Movement. They aim to contribute to the creation of a society free of all forms of exploitation and oppression.
Standing on the Side of Love Standing on the Side of Love (SSL) is an interfaith public advocacy campaign promoting respect for the inherent worth and dignity of every person. Standing on the Side of Love confronts issues of exclusion, oppression, and violence based on identity. With the goal of creating beloved community, the campaign pursues social change through advocacy, public witness, and speaking out in solidarity with those whose lives are publicly demeaned. Our core issues of focus include, but are not limited to: LGBTQ equality, immigrant justice, civil political discourse, and religious freedom & diversity.
Use of Force Project The Police Use of Force Project investigates the ways in which police use of force policies help to enable police violence in our communities.
We Charge Genocide (Illinois) We Charge Genocide is a grassroots, inter-generational effort to center the voices and experiences of the young people most targeted by police violence in Chicago. Instances of police violence reveal the underlying relationship between marginalized communities and the state. This is a relationship of unequal access to power and resources. This is also a relationship where violence is too often used by the police to silence, isolate, control and repress low-income people and young people of color of color in particular.
Young Gifted & Black Coalition (Wisconsin) The Young Gifted and Black Coalition is a circle of young leaders determined to end state violence and raise the voice of communities of color. We are young Black Women, Queer Folks, Straight Folks and Feminist Men who are fighting for Black Liberation. Their focus is on the low income black communities that our core members call home.


BLACK VOTER EMPOWERMENT ORGANIZATIONS

The 2016 election was the first time since the Voting Rights Act was gutted in 2015. This made a great impact on the election, and was designed specifically to target African-American voters. (SEE MAP WITH VOTING RESTRICTIONS FROM 2016)

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National Black Youth Vote!
Black Youth Vote! identifies youth-focused organizations in communities and on campuses, and engages their youth leaders on the effects of the political and civic process. BYV! develops tactics to increase civic engagement amoung young adults, including: civic education, issue education, voter registration, message development, voter mobilization, voter protection and accountability.
National National Coalition on Black Civic Participation
The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (The National Coalition) is a 501©3, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to increasing civic engagement and voter participation in Black and underserved communities. The National Coalition strives to create an enlightened community by engaging people in all aspects of public life through service/volunteerism, advocacy, leadership development and voting.
Georgia The People’s Agenda
Our mission is best served by an informed an concerned electorate. To this end, we have put into place a Citizenship Educaiton program with students and adults alike. This program is designed to empower the overall electorate and is made available to anyone desireous of making a positive difference for our future.

 

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