Actions for Friday Juneteenth and beyond

The national Indivisible organization has recommended the following actions for this Friday 6/19 and beyond:

  1. RSVP for a Juneteenth Day of Action event near you. The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) has created a centralized map for folks to register events and RSVP to them—there are several in Berkeley & Oakland Friday. If you’re looking for ways to take action from home, a good starting point is our resource for taking action in solidarity with Black lives — but we also encourage you to stay intentionally plugged in and aware of the demands and activities of Black-led organizing groups in your area.
  2. Call on your own local and state officials and tell them to defund your local police department and invest those funds in resources people need in Black communities, Indigenous communities, and communities of color. Local governments must commit to cutting funding for the police and investing it in Black community-led education, health and safety programs (such as funding for schools and youth homelessness services, solutions to the opioid crisis, and non-police responders for crises such as mental health response teams and community violence prevention programs). There is a national crisis of violence against Black people that spans centuries. Now is the time for visionary and radical change that you can be a part of. Call on your own local and state officials and demand this long overdue change.
  3. Urge your elected officials to sign onto the No Cash from Cops campaign. This is a campaign led by our partners at Color of Change, urging elected officials to refuse to take any political donations from police unions or sheriff associations, and donate any contributions already taken to Black-led community strengthening initiatives.

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