We are the party that prides itself in standing on the right side of history. If we mean that, we cannot remain silent as our fellow Americans are senselessly murdered. Doing so is to be complicit in deliberate and systemic violence against Black Americans that our country has perpetuated for centuries.
It is not enough to stay silent. It is not enough to encourage people to vote. It is not enough to support peaceful protests.
It’s time to step up and use our platforms as candidates, community leaders, and members of the Democratic Party to fight for real justice and change. Time to listen to our Black friends, neighbors, family members, and coworkers. Time to do the work to combat our own prejudice, recognize our privilege, and be better. Time to demand change and reform from our elected officials and from our police departments. Time to donate money to organizations that are actively combatting this violence, bailing protestors out of jail, and fighting for justice.
There are things we can and should do. Staying silent is not one of them.
This is not an exhaustive list of all of the resources available. If you see something missing, please pass along your suggestion to Abby Rubley, [email protected].
Ways to Help
- Black Lives Matter →
- Detroit Justice →
- The Bail Project →
- ACLU Michigan →
- Official George Floyd Memorial Fund →
Resources for the Black Community
- Black Mental Health Resources →
- Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective →
- Therapy for Black Girls →
Resources for Allies