Call to Action
Contribute your time to a local or national organization working toward a more equitable America.
(See Community Resources and Development section for organizations with volunteer opportunities.)
Familiarize yourself with the histories and experiences of people from other cultures by reading, watching and listening to content produced by people from those cultures.
If you feel comfortable, join a peaceful protest and stand in solidarity with marginalized communities.
Cast a ballot in every election and support efforts to protect people’s right to vote, such as volunteering for election protection or participating in get-out-the-vote activities.
Research the laws, budgets and policies that disproportionately and systemically affect minority populations, and advocate accordingly.
Organizations and Advocacy Groups
- American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
- Campaign Zero
- Color of Change
- Equal Justice Initiative
- Grassroots Law Project
- Human Rights Campaign
- Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
- Ohio Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs
- My Brother's Keeper Alliance
- NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
- National Action Network
- National Coalition on Black Civic Participation
- National Urban League
- Poor People’s Campaign
- Race Forward
Support elected officials and candidates with agendas that support and uplift marginalized communities. Advocate to your local mayor and city council for a stronger citizen/civilian/community review board.
How Civilian Review Boards Can Further Police Accountability and Improve Community Relations
Review data and trends on racial economic inequality.