How to help or get involved with the Protesting


Silence is not an option!

In the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many more unarmed black individuals at the hands of police, people from around the world are fighting racial injustice. While their fighting mechanisms may be different, they have one common goal: to end racism.

Here are ways you can join the fight:

Organizations Bailing Out Protesters

·The Minnesota Freedom Fund (www.minnesotafreedomfund.org)

·Atlanta Solidarity Fund (www.atlsolidarity.org)

·Brooklyn Community Bail Fund (www.brooklynbailfund.org)

·Philadelphia Community Bail Fund (www.phillybailout.com)

·Peoples City Council Freedom Fund (Los Angeles) (www.gofundme.com/f/peoples-city-council-ticket-fund)

·Know Your Rights Camp Legal Defense Initiative (Minneapolis) (www.knowyourrightscamp.com/legal)

·Richmond Community Bail Fund (Virginia) (www.rvabailfund.org)

·Colorado Freedom Fund (Denver) (www.fundly.com/coloradofreedom)

·The Bail Project (National) (www.givelively.org/donate/the-bail-project)

·Community Justice Exchange’s National Bail Fund Network is a comprehensive network of bail funds throughout the United States.

Petitions

·You can sign the petition at the link below or text "FLOYD" to 55156 : https://act.colorofchange.org/sign/justiceforfloyd_george_floyd_minneapolis

·The Change.org petition: www.change.org/p/mayor-jacob-frey-justice-for-george-floyd

·Organizational Directories and Activism (National and Virginia)

·“Racial Equity Resource Guide:” National resource and directory of materials. http://www.racialequityresourceguide.org/

·Until Freedom: Social justice organization that addresses systemic and racial injustice. http://www.untilfreedom.com

·“Virginia Organizing:” Virginia Organizing is a non-partisan statewide grassroots organization dedicated to challenging injustice by empowering people in local communities to address issues that affect the quality of their lives. https://virginia-organizing.org/

·For information about proposed changes to Virginia's regulations, including a meetings calendar and board minutes. This site also facilitates public participation. https://townhall.virginia.gov/

Black Lives Matter

·Black Lives Matter 757: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BLM757/ Twitter: @BLM757

·Black Lives Matter Hampton Roads: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BlacklivesmatterHR/

Voting info for Virginia below from https://www.elections.virginia.gov/

·Info for Military & Overseas at https://www.elections.virginia.gov/casting-a-ballot/military-overseas/

·How to register to vote: https://www.elections.virginia.gov/registration/how-to-register/

November General Election

·Deadline to register to vote, or update an existing registration, is Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

·Deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you is Tuesday, October 27, 2020. Your request must be received by your Registrar by 5:00 p.m.

·See who is on your ballot by viewing the candidate lists.

·Register to vote or apply for an absentee ballot online using the Citizen Portal.

To VOTE on Tuesday, November 3, 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (General Election)

·Register/Update Address by: Tuesday, October 13, 2020

·Request Absentee Ballot by mail by: 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 27, 2020.

·Request Absentee Ballot by appearing in person by: 5:00 p.m. Saturday, October 31, 2020

Can’t make it on Election Day?

·Request Absentee Ballot by mail by: 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 27, 2020.

·Request Absentee Ballot by appearing in person by: 5:00 p.m. Saturday, October 31, 2020

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