No mother should ever have to fear the death of a loved one at the hands of those charged with the duty to protect and serve.
*Join in the mobilization being led by the Movement for Black Lives online and in communities by clicking here: https://www.sixnineteen.com
In just the last few weeks, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks – and a list of others too long to fit on this page – were killed by law enforcement. They were fathers, daughters, sons, sisters, brothers, and had people who loved them. Police brutality is part of the deadly systemic racism that is woven throughout our entire criminal justice system, our healthcare system, our education system, our pay structures, and our nation’s history as well as its present. This must end.
The Movement for Black Lives is calling for mobilization (including virtually!!) to demand justice this Juneteenth weekend, Friday through Sunday, June 19 - 21. MomsRising is answering that call to mobilize, standing in solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives, and inviting you to be a part of the Movement for Black Lives Juneteenth actions by participating digitally from your home or out in your community.
*Can you join in an action to mobilize on Friday and/or through this coming weekend? There are many ways for you to join in this mobilization: via Zoom, FaceBook Live, on the ground, via text, phone bank and more!
→ Click here to go to the Movement for Black Lives map to see the online and community options near you: https://www.sixnineteen.com
Millions of us are rising and have taken to the streets, and others are speaking out online, to demand justice, to advance defunding policing and investing in communities, and to dismantle the systemic racism which permeates our nation’s criminal justice system and our country.
*Interested in joining the Juneteenth mobilization on Friday and/or through this coming weekend? There are many ways for you to join in this mobilization: via Zoom, FaceBook Live, on the ground, via text, phone bank and more! *Click here to go to the Movement for Black Lives map to see the options near you and online: https://map.sixnineteen.com
→ Another important and powerful way to support the Movement for Black Lives and be part of the Juneteenth weekend actions is to donate. Every dollar has an impact.
- Here’s a secure link to donate directly to the Movement for Black Lives, founded in 2014, and includes over 100 Black-led organizations: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/movement-4-black-lives-1
- And here’s a secure link to donate directly to Black Lives Matter DC, where one of the largest Juneteenth events is being planned: https://www.blacklivesmatterdmv.org/fund-the-movement
*Do you have a quick moment to share info to help amplify this moment? Please also take a moment to share the Movement for Black Lives Juneteenth events map link on Facebook and Twitter, and to forward this email to 3 (or more!) friends as well. The more of us who rise, the faster we’ll be able to help make long-needed change happen. Here’s that link again so you can copy and paste it to share: https://www.sixnineteen.com
And here’s some sample social media so you can help spread the word:
We are answering the call of @Mvmnt4BlkLives to mobilize, stand in solidarity and participate in Juneteenth activities digitally and out in my community. Join us? https://www.sixnineteen.com
This is a heavy, historic time in our nation. Together we are a powerful force as we work to end police brutality including by divesting from policing and investing in communities, stop systemic racism, and ensure everyone in our nation has a chance to thrive.