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BLACK LIVES MATTER
Founded by Patrisse Cullors (@osopepatrisse), Alicia Garza (@chasinggarza), and Opal Tometi (@opalayo), The Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization whose mission is to end white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.
BLM provides global leadership in the movement to save Black lives. Currently BLM is organizing protests across America in response to the brutal murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others as well as collecting signatures to #defundthepolice.
The NAACP is the foremost, largest, and most widely recognized civil rights organization in the United States. Their mission is to secure political, educational, social, and economic rights in order to eliminate racial discrimination. They educate the public on their constitutional rights and fight racism against Black people through the enactment and enforcement of federal, state, and local laws.
The NAACP is currently calling on the United Nations to step up and classify the mistreatment of Black people in the U.S. by the police as a human rights violation, and aggressively calling out the U.S. government in the process.
The ACLU is the nation’s premier defender of constitutional rights. With more than 1.5 million members, nearly 300 staff attorneys and thousands of volunteer attorneys, the ACLU fights government abuse and vigorously defends individual freedoms. The ACLU Racial Justice Program takes on cases that have a wide-reaching effect on Black communities, supports grassroots movements for racial justice, and educates the public on racial inequality.
The ACLU Racial Justice Program recently filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of journalists who were targeted by Mineeapolis and Minnesota police, and sent a letter to Minnesota officials demanding that the prosecution of the police who killed George Floyd be taken out of the Hennepin County Attorney’s office and turned over to the Attorney General.
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