• George Shaw

How to support Black Lives Matter and create positive change



These past few weeks have been heart breaking, and I've been filled with a combination of grief, anger, and hope. It's been good to see the progress being made by the nationwide protests, but I have a strong belief in the importance of the need for changes made in laws and policies to end the systemic problems my country, the United States of America, has been facing. And that begins with voting and supporting organizations that are making a difference.


So if you wish to do something meaningful and have the means to help, here are some organizations you can support (some of which I sourced from Hasan Minhaj and Keegan-Michael Key). Please share these links, even if you merely copy and paste.

Campaign Zero - Solutions to end police violence

https://www.joincampaignzero.org/


When We All Vote - Join the Fight for Safe & Fair Elections

https://www.whenweallvote.org/


Run For Something - Supporting young progressives to run for office

https://runforsomething.net/


Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights - Human rights advocacy for social justice

https://rfkhumanrights.org/


Know Your Rights Camp - Education for black youth and legal defense fund

https://www.knowyourrightscamp.com/


National Bail Fund Network - Bail for protestors

https://www.communityjusticeexchange.org/nbfn-directory


Black Lives Matter

https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co


American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

https://action.aclu.org/give/fund-every-fight-ahead


National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

https://www.naacp.org/


Composers Diversity Collective - As a founding member, I'm proud to be part of an organization of music creators who are working to achieve a workplace environment in the entertainment industry as diverse as our society.

https://www.composersdiversitycollective.org/donate

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