What Defunding the Police Really Means

Can we tell you something? Why is it time to defund the police?

We know that police don’t keep us safe — and as long as we continue to pump money into our corrupt criminal justice system at the expense of housing, health, and education investments — we will never be truly safe.

#DefundThePolice

See the Demands | Sign the Petition

Enough is enough. Our pain, our cries, and our need to be seen and heard resonate throughout this entire country. We demand acknowledgment and accountability for the devaluation and dehumanization of Black life at the hands of the police. We call for radical, sustainable solutions that affirm the prosperity of Black lives.

Building a Free Black Future

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A Message from Black Lives Matter Grassroots: As we forge a free Black future, we honor, learn, and build from the generations-long liberation struggle. On July 13, 2021, Black Lives Matter will celebrate 8 years of beautiful struggle…

Derek Chauvin Verdict

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George Floyd should be here. We mourn as his family mourns and support them in finding solace and accountability through the guilty verdict — because like countless others, they have been put in a position that they did not deserve…

BLM Demands

Add Your Name to Co-Sign BLM’s 7 Demands BLM’s 7 Demands 1. Convict and ban Trump from future political office: We are joining Rep. Ilhan Omar, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Rep. Cori Bush, Rep. Jamaal Bowman, and others who…