JUSTICE NOW PNW

Inaction is an action. Silence is a message.

Contact your elected, appointed, and governmental officials to demand antiracist reform and rethinking of public services. Use the document through the button below to find your local officials and the demands and desires from Black, Indigenous, and People of Color led organizations.

 

NEED SOME SUPPORT IN CONTACTING OFFICIALS?

Check out these documents with tips, templates, and resources from different organizations and influencers to alleviate your writer's block.

TIPS AND TEMPLATES

A variety of tips and templates for contacting political and governmental officials can be found here. This document will be updated as more tips and examples become available.

RESOURCES

This is a list of organizations and resources to help you learn, write, and engage.

 

RECOMMENDED SITES

Learn. Write. Demand Change.

CAMPAIGN ZERO

We can live in a world where the police don't kill people by limiting police interventions, improving community interactions, and ensuring accountability.

8 CAN'T WAIT

Research shows more restrictive use of force policies can reduce killings by police and save lives. Tell your city to adopt all eight of these policies.

EQUAL JUSTICE INITIATIVE

The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.

 

EXPAND YOUR UNDERSTANDING

Listen and learn from these folks and their podcasts.

POD SAVE THE PEOPLE

On Pod Save the People, organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with fellow activists Brittany Packnett Cunningham and Sam Sinyangwe, and writer Dr. Clint Smith. They offer a unique take on the news, with a special focus on overlooked stories and topics that often impact people of color.

CODE SWITCH

What's CODE SWITCH? It's the fearless conversations about race that you've been waiting for! Hosted by journalists of color, our podcast tackles the subject of race head-on. We explore how it impacts every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between. This podcast makes ALL OF US part of the conversation — because we're all part of the story.

ABOUT RACE

From the author behind the bestselling Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, comes a podcast that takes the conversation a step further.

Featuring key voices from the last few decades of anti-racist activism, About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge looks at the recent history that lead to the politics of today.

INTERSECTIONALITY MATTERS

Intersectionality Matters!, a new podcast hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw, is an idea travelogue that brings the concept of intersectionality to life by highlighting the work of leading activists, artists, and scholars, exploring the hidden dimensions of some of today’s most pressing issues, and helping listeners understand politics, the law, social movements, and even their own lives in deeper, more nuanced ways.

 

WHO WE ARE

We are a group of people wanting to see change in our communities and in our world. This is a grass roots effort to make contacting your political, appointed, and governmental officials easier in the interest of advancing antiracist reform.

 

JUSTICE NOW PNW

Get in touch with Justice Now PNW to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.

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