3 Actions to Support Black Advocacy in Honor of Black History Month
February is Black History Month, a time to celebrate the achievements and contributions of the Black community. This year, we want to focus on ways that you can support Black advocacy. There are many important causes and issues that the Black community across North America faces, and it's crucial that we all do our part to help make progress. Here are three great actions that you can take to support black advocacy in honor of Black History Month!
#1 Protect Black Voters by Color of Change
When it comes to racial justice, Color Of Change is one of the most impactful organizations that relentlessly empowers people to respond effectively to injustice. As a national online force driven by 7 million members, they move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America.
Color of Change has joined with Defend Black Voter Coalition to #DefendBlackVoters! Click here to learn more about the action and show your support.
For too long, voter suppression has disproportionately affected Black people in the U.S. It's time to take action for an equitable & just democracy.— ColorOfChange (@ColorOfChange) December 3, 2021
Join the #DefendBlackVoters Coalition to build community power & end voter suppression. https://t.co/fbYK7I5qF0#DefendMIVote pic.twitter.com/n77BJUQfaw
- Building community: Lifting each other up when it matters most
- Fighting Back Against the Far-Right 📽️ US, UK & European perspectives
#2 Urge the Senate to Confirm the First Black Woman Supreme Court Justice by Demand Justice
Demand Justice is building a progressive movement to restore the ideological balance and legitimacy of the federal courts by advocating for court reform and progressive, diverse judges. Make history by calling your senators and urging them to act fast to confirm Justice Breyer's replacement. Click here to find out how.
#3 Send a Message to Your Senators: Support Black Maternal Health by Partners in Health Work
Partners in Health Work is a social justice organization that responds to the moral imperative to provide high-quality health care globally to those who need it most.
Stand up with Partners in Health Work by emailing your senators to urge them to take action and pass the Black Maternal Health “Momnibus” Act as a part of the larger Build Back Better package.
We hope that this article has inspired you to take action in support of black advocacy. Do you want to support more? The blackhistory.fund website has put together a challenge. Spend 30 days learning about issues that disproportionately affect the Black community and donating to Black-led, grassroots organizations that aim to solve them.
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