Ways to Help #BLM

1. Read this article. Stop posting videos of George Floyd's death. You can show support by being active. Posting a video that desensitizes us to violence against Black folks and perpetuates anti-blackness helps no one.

2. Educate yourselves.

Black and Asian Solidarity in NYC

20+ Allyship Actions for Asians

Trump's Tweet

Mapping Police Violence

3. Sign petitions:


Justice for George Floyd

Justice for Floyd

Justice for Floyd (2)

Remove Derek Chauvin Bail

Raise the Degree

Charge the Police Officers

Charge all Four Officers



Disbarment of Barnhill for Ahmaud

Justice for Ahmaud Aubrey

Pass Georgia Hate Crime Bill

Defund MPD

Life Sentence for Police Brutality

Life Sentence for Police Brutality (2)

Justice for Regis Korchinski-Paquet

Justice for Tony McDade

Justice for Joāo Pedro

Julius Jones is Innocent

Justice for Belly Mujinga

Willie Simmons

Hands Up Act

National Action against Police Brutality

Kyjuanzi Harris

Justice for Alejandro Vargas Martinez

Censorship of Police Brutality in France

Justice for Sean

Justice for Sean Reed

Reopen Kendrick Johnson's Case

For More Petitions

US Postal Codes to Use for Non-US People When Signing Petitions:

90015 - Los Angeles, CA

10001 - New York City, NY

75001 - Dallas, TX

4. Text "FLOYD" to 55156. Text "JUSTICE" to 668366. Text "ENOUGH" to 55156.

5. Donate to BLM, George Floyd Memorial Fund, I Run with Maud, Justice for Breonna Taylor, National Bail Out Fund, Black Visions Collective, Reclaim the Block, NAACP, ACLU, Campaign Zero, Unicorn Riot

More Ways to Donate

Minnesota Freedom Fund has asked people to donate to other organizations.

6. Contact Minneapolis District Attorney, Mike Freeman: 612-348-5550, citizeninfo@hennepin.us, hennepinattorney.org/about/contact

7. Call Mayor of Minneapolis, Jacob Frey: 612-673-2100

8. Go to this website. Sign the petition and call.

9. More ways to contact.

Contact Outline

Guidelines for What to Say When Calling:

I'm calling to demand justice for George Floyd. Officers Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, Tou Thao, and J Alexander Kueng should be prosecuted for the murder of George Floyd. This is a racist hate crime, violation of civil rights, and an abuse of power.

Justice for Elijah McClain:

Numbers to Call:

Co Governor Jared Polis: (303) 866-2471

Mayor of Aurora Mike Coffman: (303) 739-7015

District Attorney Dave Young: (303) 659-7720

District Chief Judge Emily E. Anderson: (303) 654-3350

Deputy City Attorney Nancy Rodgers: (303) 739-6014

Aurora City Attorney Daniel L. Brotzman: (303) 870-9078

Fire chief Fernando Gray: (303) 326-8999

Council Member Crystal Murillo: (303) 739-7502

Council Member Nicole Johnston: (303) 739-7506

Council Member Marsha Berzins: (303) 739-7508

Council Member Alison Coombs: (720) 505-4312

Council Member Juan Marcano: (720) 634-6927

Council Member Francoise Bergan: (720) 465-1830

Council Member Curtis Gardner: (720) 505-4312

Council Member Dave Gruber: (303) 739-7514

Council Member Allison Hiltz: (720) 767-2685

Council Member Angela Lawson: (720) 244-6932

Call Script:

I am calling on behalf of Elijah McClain. We demand that D.A., Dave Young, re-open the case as the officers involved displayed tampering with evidence when footage heard, "Dude, move your camera," as well as the dislodging of the officers' cameras. We demand that Officers Nathan Woodyard, Jason Rosenblatt, Randy Roedema, Matthew Green, and Sgt Dale Leonard as well as Lt. Peter Chichuniec and Medic Jeremy Cooper of Aurora Fire Rescue are fired immediately and charged for killing Elijah McClain. We demand a public apology and admission of guilt, specifically on behalf of Dave Young, who found that the officers did not violate any criminal laws. Elijah McClain was a 23 year old man with limitless potential. Our world lost an incredible person and we demand justice. Take accountability.

More ways to help.

Justice for Elijah McClain Petition

Elijah McClain GoFundMe

Protests to Attend:

North Texas Protests

Check out our calendar for more information.

Protesting Safely:

What to Wear:

- Nondescript, solid color, layered clothing, cover any identifying tattoos

- Facial recognition used by the government mainly focuses on the eyes, eyebrows, nose, and lips. Make sure to cover those.

- Goggles & mask

- Emergency contacts for bailout (not of family or loved ones) written down somewhere easily accessible and coverable (like your arms)

- (310) 313-3700 - Los Angeles, CA

- (210) 227-1515 - San Antonio, TX

- (804) 291-8520 - Richmond, VA

- (783) 346-6322 - New York City, NY

- (612) 444-2654 - Minneapolis, MN

- (404) 689-1519 - Atlanta, GA

- (484) 758-0388 - Philadelphia, PA

- (502) 705-0081 - Louisville, KY

- Tie up your hair

- Heat resistant gloves

What to Bring:

- Water for Drinking

- Snacks

- Ear Plugs

- Washcloth

- Protest Signs

- First Aid Supplies

- Cash/change & ID

What NOT to Bring:

- Cell phone without first turning off Face/Touch ID, going on airplane mode, and disabling data

- Do not post identifying photos of people on the internet

- Jewelry

- Anything you don't want to be arrested in

- Makeup (tear gas adheres to it)

- Contact Lens

- Change of clothes

How to Protect Yourself against Tear Gas and Pepper Spray:

- Bring a mixture of baking soda and water (3 teaspoons of powder for every 8.5 ounces of liquid) in a spray bottle

- Bring 'no tears' baby shampoo to remove pepper spray from the eyes and a cleansing solution to remove it from the skin

- Your clothes will be contaminated so take them off immediately when getting home and hang them in an open, ventilated area for at least 48 hours before washing them at least twice (do not wash with other uncontaminated garments)

- Take a cold shower for at least 20 minutes

More Information

Do not post on social media and excuse yourselves from the real work that lies ahead. Awareness is important but at this point, it's about demanding for change because we cannot tolerate sitting still and waiting for something to happen.

Remember their names. Tony McDade, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Botham Jean, Trayvon Martin, Emmett Till, Oscar Grant, and too many more.

Do not pick and choose which black lives you fight for. Black Lives Matter. All Black Lives Matter.

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