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Black Lives Matter

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Petition to Tim Walz, Keith Ellison, Judge Peter Cahill

Demand a free and fair trial.

GEORGE FLOYD should still be alive today. Demand Justice. Derek Chauvin will stand trial for the murder of George Floyd in March. The 3 other officers on the scene that day will stand trial in August. Chauvin has been charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter and faces up to 40 years in prison if convicted.  We demand a free and fair trial. We demand the Minneapolis Police Officers involved in the murder of George Floyd be held responsible.  We are calling on Governor Tim Walz, Keith Ellison, of Minnesota Attorney General and Judge Peter Cahill to ensure a fair trial. George Floyd was a star athlete in high school, and among the first of his siblings to attend college. He became a fixture in the early days of Houston’s hip-hop scene, performing as a rapper known as “Big Floyd.” Like all of us, he had some ups and downs in his life, but in adulthood, Mr. Floyd became committed to his Christian faith, becoming an active church volunteer and a mentor to troubled youth in his community. Thank you for reading this petition. Please sign and share to help get justice for George Floyd and to prevent more cases of police brutality. Support and Follow us on Instagram: @justiceforgeorge and Twitter: @gfmfoundation, and Facebook: The George Floyd Memorial Foundation for case updates. To further contribute to our work, please consider donating to our cause today: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=36TS8PTNA82KG  

The George Floyd Memorial Foundation
116,897 supporters
Update posted 4 hours ago

Petition to USA citizens

#ThePledge: I Will Build and Maintain Racial Justice

The last several months, years, decades and centuries have shown us that racial justice for Blacks does not exist.  Rather, racial justice has been systemically oppressed. Blacks clearly do not share the values of freedom, liberty, and equality with Whites. As a citizen of the United States of America, each of us recognize “We are a nation bound not by race or religion, but by the shared values of freedom, liberty, and equality.” SOURCE: HOMELAND SECURITY We cannot rely on ‘them’ or the 'government'  to  legislate, build or maintain racial justice for all.  We, as citizens need to be:   Supporting and defending the constitution;   Staying informed of issues affecting our community;    Respecting the rights, beliefs and opinions of others;   Participating in our local community Let’s stop the racial inequality together.   Sign and Share The Pledge: I pledge, by my signature below, that I will build and maintain racial justice by Communicating with Black citizens to identify their issues and how I can work with them to resolve these issues; Bearing witness to injustices to Black citizens by recording, communicating to police, government, social media and news; Stopping violent injustices in process via de-escalation or calling in help: Recognizing and calling out injustices at my schools, place of work, clubs, in government, and in incarceration and application of law   Demanding diversity with Blacks at my place of work, my schools, my clubs and in government Financially supporting Black education and work Teaching my children, family and friends to do the same If you need ideas to support the above bullets, please visit this article from the amazing Corinne Shutack (USED WITH PERMISSION):  “75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice”https://medium.com/equality-includes-you/what-white-people-can-do-for-racial-justice-f2d18b0e0234 Join our Facebook group, www.facebook.com/groups/thepledgepromise/ to share your actions and successes in building and maintaining racial justice. Please sign below and share.  

MicheleTracy McCantsAustin
1,641 supporters
Update posted 16 hours ago

Petition to Al Green, Ayanna Pressley, Ann Kirkpatrick, Ilhan Omar, Barbara Lee, Cory A. Booker, Bernie Sanders, Charles E. Schumer, Karen Bass, Kamala Harris

Help us get Racially Structured Pupil Polygraph Police Testing mandated!

Today, marks another era in history in which the black people of our society have once again become fed up with the abusive, unjust treatment of our protective agencies throughout the world. We want change, but as many prominent historical figures have quoted, “Change does not come through violence.” Thank you Dr. King. So what can we do to peacefully and actively change? I said, “actively” not just “promote.” What can we actively do to move towards change? This afternoon, my first waking thought was, “Do police officers undergo racially structured polygraph tests?” Based on my knowledge, I understand that police officers complete a, “background,”polygraph test, but I have not been able to find any research on the use of the pupil polygraph tests or polygraph tests that are racially structured for that matter. You would think that if one of our biggest police issues is racially influenced police abuse, then the methods used to induct new officers and appraise seasoned officers would include racially structured tests. Right, I mean it doesn’t make matters easier when you can simply google to find articles that guide you on how to pass the police polygraph tests! I believe if we want change, then we must first change the methods we use to induct or appraise our police officers. It is my believe that no racist person should be hired or should be allowed to remain on the police force. This petition calls for racially structured police polygraph tests and the induction of the pupil polygraph test to screen new officers and appraise seasoned police officers.You want change? Then sign my petition. Help us actively and positively move towards progression! Photo credits: Dee Young/The Fix.

Protect Black Lives
544 supporters