“Wake up, America!” #BLM protests & other antiracist, anti-fascist & pro-democratic things to do…

Weekend Edition – Sunday 9/27 – We are rising.

The last time Americans united against fascism, over 400,000 of our troops died – soldiers of all races, political groups, religions and ethnicities. Never could those soldiers have guessed that a future American president, a corrupt and compromised authoritarian, would label anti-fascism “domestic terrorism” and condemn the press, Democrats and immigrants as enemies of the state.

So now we are united again, as “E-day” – November 3rd, approaches, to remove this fascist from our White House. His only weapons are lies. Our weapons are ballots and our strategies involve engaging voters and getting them to use their power.

We are keeping lists of opportunities to help – Phonebanking (there are several opportunities to do this TODAY!) Textbanking! Letter Writing! Postcards! along with other great things to do!: Click here. And because phonebanking seems the most unimaginable for us introverts, we’ve posted this video to show that we too can become very good at this.

Events happening today.

“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; It must be demanded by the oppressed.” ~ MLK

  • We’re putting up information on local protests and actions by others we’re finding from informal sources. These listings are not endorsements nor guarantees as to time/place/type of protest or participant safety. Events can and have already been cancelled without notice.
  • Protest safely in the time of pandemic and police overreaction: Go here for resources on camera apps, equipment, what to know if you’re stopped by police.
  • Be sure you are counted. Be included on the 2020 Census online, by phone or by mail at 2020census.gov
  • #BLM resources here and here.
  • For events happening after this weekend, see section below “Actions”.
  • POSTCARDS! Phonebanking! Textbanking! Letter Writing! and other great things to do!: Click here.

Sunday – 9/27 – ONLINE – “Spanish for Virtual Activists- (1:00-3:00 pm)

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Fri. 5/8: Update – Standing indivisible with Ahmaud Arbery. Keep calling – this isn’t finished.

Quote from #irunwithmaud

Update 5/8/2020 – The Third Man: Thanks to the huge public reaction to the cellphone video of a young black man being murdered-while-jogging, the two men involved have finally been arrested and charged with murder and aggravated assault.  We are waiting on whether the man who filmed the incident, William Bryan, will be charged, as well.

We also now know that the former attorney for the Gregory and Travis McMichaels, Alan David Tucker, was the one who released the video on Tuesday.

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Wed. 5/6: Standing indivisible with Ahmaud Arbery. Two actions.

Quote from S. Lee Merritt, an attorney for the Arbery family.

This post has been updated. Please go here for latest information and actions. 

Update 5/8: Thanks to the huge public reaction to the cellphone video of a young black man being murdered-while-jogging, the two men involved have finally been arrested and charged with murder and aggravated assault.  We are waiting on whether William Bryan, the third man who followed Arbery, filmed the incident, will be charged, as well.

We also now know that the former attorney for the Gregory and Travis McMichaels, Alan David Tucker, was the one who released the video on Tuesday.

For all of you who took the time to sign the petition below and make calls and emails to protest this injustice, thank you. We shouldn’t have to ring phones off the desks, but we will.

Action – Sign the petition.

73 days ago, Ahmaud Arbery, a 25 year-old black man, left his mom’s home for his daily jog. He was chased down and killed by well-armed two white men, a retired police office and his son. Because of the lockdown constraints on local protests, Ahmaud’s family and friends worried that his brutal murder would go unnoticed and that no one would be held to account. But we have phones and computers and we, along with many others, have noticed. (Warning – the video below shows an innocent person being murdered. Skip over and go straight to the actions as necessary.)

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