This week has been upsetting and unsettling, to say the least. If you don’t know what has been happening, we encourage you to look up George Floyd and the cruel injustice that was brought upon him and the African-American community.
However, George is not the only person we need to fight for. Everyday African-American’s are treated poorly and differently just because of the color of their skin. It’s the sad, harsh reality of the world we live in, but it HAS TO STOP. Enough is enough!
It is these injustices that we are wanting to address, more so, how you can get involved in the #BlackLivesMatter movement and why it’s so important.
These fundraisers are for amazing causes and a great way to get involved in the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
Venmo: Femme Empowerment Project
Petitions are a simple way to get involved in the movement. By signing a petition, you are becoming a part of something greater, something that matters. Here is a list of some of the #BlackLivesMatter petitions going on right now.
Moveon.org (Breonna Taylor)
colorofchange.org (Breonna Taylor)
theactionpac.com (Ahmaud Arbery)
Change.org (Ahmaud Arbery)
Hands Up Act: Punishes police for shooting unarmed citizens.
If you live internationally and cannot sign petitions without an American postal code feel free to use any of these:
90015 – Los Angeles, California
10001 – New York City, New York
75001 – Dallas, Texas
The Honey Pop would like to remind you that while we try to only list credible sources, when signing petitions please be aware of the petition source. Some people try to take advantage of these situations and some fake GoFundMe pages have been surfacing.
Also, when signing on change.org (which is an amazing website for petitions,) try to save your donation for a source that will go towards helping the cause as Change.org keeps the money for their site. Just share the petition to your social media, and that will allow your donation to go towards supporting the cause.
Text, Call, And Email
Call For Justice For George Floyd Contacts
Text “JUSTICE” To 668366 or Text “FLOYD” To 55156
City Hall, Room 112 International Affairs Division 350 South 5th Street Minneapolis, MN 55415 (612) 673-3074
Velma J. Korbel, Director Department of Civil Rights City Hall, Room 239 350 South 5th Street Minneapolis, MN 55415 (612) 673-3012
Mayer Jacob Frey (612) 673-2100
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman C-2000 Government Center 300 South Sixth Street Minneapolis, MN 55487(612) 348-5550
MPLS FBI Field Office (763) 569-8000
MPD 3rd Precinct (612) 673-5703
MN Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (651) 793-7000
Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis (612) 788-8444
Justice For Breonna Taylor Contacts
-Louisville Mayor, Greg Fischer’s Office. (502) 574-2003
-Louisville Metro Police Department. (502) 574-7111
Louisville Metro PD (502) 574-7111
Louisville Mayor Office (502) 574-2003
Justice For Regis Contacts
City Councillor Gord Perks – Parkdale – High Park firstname.lastname@example.org (416) 392-7919
MPP Bhutilla Karpoche – Parkdale – High Park BKarpoche-CO@ndp.on.ca (416) 763-5630
MP Arif Virani – Parkdale – High Park Arif.Virani@parl.gc.ca (416) 769-5072
Mayor of Toronto John Tory email@example.com (416) 397-2489
Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders firstname.lastname@example.org (416) 808-2222
Solicitor General – Minister Sylvia Jones email@example.com (416) 325-0408 or (519) 941-7751
Attorney General of Ontario Doug Downey firstname.lastname@example.org (416) 326-2220 or (705) 726-5538
Justice For Tony McDade
Tallahassee Police dept ContactUs@talgov.com
Tallahassee Mayor John Dailey email@example.com
Commissioner Jeremy Matlow https://www.talgov.com/Main/email.aspx?emailto=jeremy.matlow
Officer Kevin Bradshaw – Officer on Tony’s case (850) 556-1726
You can also click here for a list of your state representatives.
Follow These Groups And Stay Active In The Fight
Reclaim The Block @ReclaimTheBlock
Black Visions Collective @BlackVisionsMN
Minnesota Freedom Fund @MNFreedomFund
Women For Political Change @MNWFPC
Unicorn Riot @UR_Ninja
Educate Yourself (or Education Resources)
The Most Important Thing You Can Do Is SPEAK UP!
Your voice is your most powerful weapon. Your voice can make changes. It can make a difference, but you have to speak up. Speak up for what is right, speak up for injustice. We all must come together to better the world, and put an end to racism, police brutality, and all other injustices faced in the world today. We are in this fight together.
We ask you to please sign these petitions, donate to these fundraisers if you are able, call or text the respective authorities, and speak up to put an end to all this cruelty. We need to band together for those who have lost their lives from the world’sinjustices. We must do this for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmeud Arbery, Trayvon Martin, Philandro Castile, Tamir Rice, Tony McDade, and many others. The time is now to make a change.
Featured Image Source: As shared via the official Black Lives Matter Twitter (@blklivesmatter)