LINKS + RESOURCES
LINKS + RESOURCES
In support of Black Lives Matter, we have compiled a list of resources to help educate and ways to get involved!! In addition, we all must stand up with our communities, & VOTE!!
PETITIONS TO SIGN
NUMBERS TO TEXT
Text FLOYD to 55-156
Text JUSTICE to 66-8336
Text ENOUGH to 55-156
George Floyd Memorial Fund
Minnesota Freedom Fund
Reclaim the Block
National Bail Out
Black Lives Matter
Black Visions Collective
National Bail Fund Network
The Innocent Project
Run with Maud
Justice for Breonna
EMAIL TO LOS ANGELES MAYOR & CITY COUNCIL
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Dear Mayor Eric Garcetti & City Council,
My name is (YOUR NAME), residing at (YOUR ADDRESS) .
We are in the midst of a health pandemic with severe economic consequences. Over 50% of Angelenos are unemployed, and we can expect 42% lasting unemployment. Over 50% of this city is composed of renters and if folks are unemployed, they cannot pay rent. Prior to the pandemic, there were around 60k unhoused individuals; after evictions and economic insecurity due to COVID-19 and its' fall out, we can expect thousands more. In this context, a budget is still being proposed to increase LAPD, despite the fact that crime has fallen considerably during the past few months. LAPD has seen a rise in overtime which, more often than not, is paid out to officers harassing unhoused individuals, and Black, Indigenous, people of color.
We are also in the midst of widespread upheaval over the systemic violence, embodied by the LAPD, which murders African Americas. We will no longer accept empty gestures and suggestions of reform.
We need to defund the LAPD. We need to #DefundThePolice. We need a budget that adequately and effectively meets the needs of Angelenos during this trying and uncertain time; and we need a budget that supports communities and supports their wellbeing, not one which empowers the forces that tear them apart.
I am urging you both, Mayor Eric Garcetti & the LA City Council, to completely revise the LA budget for 2020-2021 and fund #CareNotCops. You need to adopt a budget that focuses on helping the people, children, and families of Los Angeles, in areas like health, education, housing, and resources for small businesses and the arts - especially given the pandemic.
Thank you for your time,
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