"The Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey expresses our deepest sympathies to the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Eric Garner, Kathryn Johnston and countless others that have lost their lives to senseless and racist violence.
As an organization that strives to achieve true equality for women in New Jersey, the Women's Political Caucus stands in solidarity with individuals and organizations dedicated to dismantling structural and systemic racism and achieving justice for victims of racism.
Meaningful equality will never be achieved until discrimination against ALL oppressed groups and individuals is fully eradicated.
We encourage our members and associates to consider supporting organizations working to advance equality and end systemic racism. A list is found below. Some educational opportunities are also found below. Please contact [email protected] if you have additional organizations you would like added to the list.
--Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey
Black Lives Matter - blacklivesmatter.com
Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.
Black Mama's Bail Out Fund- nationalbailout.org
The National Bail Out collective is a Black-led and Black-centered collective of abolitionist organizers, lawyers and activists building a community-based movement to support our folks and end systems of pretrial detention and ultimately mass incarceration.
Black Women's Blueprint- blackwomensblueprint.org
Black Women's Blueprint envisions a world where women and girls of African descent are fully empowered and where gender, race and other disparities are erased.
Black Visions Collective - blackvisionsmn.org
Black Visions Collective (BLVC) believes in a future where all Black people have autonomy, safety is community-led, and we are in right relationship within our ecosystems.
Campaign Zero - joincampaignzero.org
Launched by Black Lives Matters activists in 2015, Campaign Zero has a single-but lofty-goal: to reduce all police violence in the US to zero. To do this, Campaign Zero calls on policymakers at every level of government to adopt its 10-point plant, which includes ideas like ending broken windows policing (a style of policing that goes after minor crimes and activites), limiting use of force, equipping all officers with body cameras, and requiring officers to go undergo training on a quarterly basis.
Color of Change - colororchange.org
Color Of Change is the nation's largest online racial justice organization. We help people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by 1.7 million members, we move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America.
For more than 30 years, FUTURES has been providing groundbreaking programs, policies, and campaigns that empower individuals and organizations working to end violence against women and children around the world.
Global Citizen - globalcitizen.org
There's no country in the world where girls and women have equal opportunities to boys and men. Take a stand for a world where #SheIsEqual.
Higher Heights - higherheightsforamerica.org
Higher Heights is the political home for Black women and our allies to unleash our collective organizing power from the voting booth to elected office. Together we are lifting our voices, votes and leadership to push for a democracy that looks like us and represents us.
Know Your Rights Camp - knowyourrightscamp.com
Colin Kapernick co-founded the Know Your Rights Camp, which was inspired by the pain and anger the former quarterback experienced after 26-year-old Mario Woods was fatally shot by five officers in San Francisco. Since then, the youth-empowerment initiative has traveled to seven cities, providing more than 1,400 brown and black kids and teens with legal knowledge for navigating violent encounters with police officers, as well as advice for how to thrive in the areas of health, self-empowerment and finance. In the wake of George Floyd's death, Kapernick set up the Know Your Rights Camp Legal Defense Initiative, a fundraiser that will help pay for the defense of protestors nationwide who may be in need of legal assistance.
Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights - www.lawyerscommittee.org
The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law has a rich and dynamic history of service, seeking to secure for all the rights that are the ideals on which our country was founded. The Committee's staff, its lawyer volunteers, its supporting law firms, the foundations, corporations, law firms, lawyers and individuals who provide financial support, the staff and lawyer volunteers of the local affiliates and the clients who we all serve, can be justifiably proud of our accomplishments. Much remains to be done to defend the progress we have made and to make the ideals of our nation a reality.
NAACP - naacp.org
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.
NAACP-Legal Defense Fund - www.naacpldf.org
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is America's premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans. LDF also defends the gains and protections won over the past 75 years of civil rights struggle and works to improve the quality and diversity of judicial and executive appointments.
National Black Women's Justice Institute - nbwji.com
The National Black Women's Justice Institute (NBWJI) works to reduce racial and gender disparities across the justice continuum affecting Black women, girls, and their families, by conducting research, providing technical assistance, engaging in public education, promoting civic engagement, and advocating for informed and effective policies.
National Coalition on Black Civic Participation: Black Women's Roundtable -
The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (The National Coalition) is a 501©3, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to increasing civic engagement and voter participation in Black and underserved communities. The National Coalition strives to create an enlightened community by engaging people in all aspects of public life through service/volunteerism, advocacy, leadership development and voting.
National Organization for Women - now.org
NOW condemns the racism that inflicts a double burden of race and sex discrimination on women of color. Seeing human rights as indivisible, we are committed to identifying and fighting against those barriers to equality and justice that are imposed by racism.
National Urban League - www.nul.org
The National Urban League is a historic civil rights and urban advocacy organization with 90 affiliates serving 300 communities, providing direct services that impact and improve the lives of more than two million people nationwide. The National Urban League works to provide economic empowerment, educational opportunities and the guarantee of civil rights for the underserved in America.
N.O.B.E.L Women - nobel-women.org
The National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women (NOBEL Women) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization primarily composed of current and former black women legislators as well as many appointed officials. Originally established in 1985 as a national organization to increase and promote the presence of black women in government, NOBEL Women in recent years has expanded its vision to serve as a global voice to address a myriad of issues affecting the lives of all women.
Sister Song - sistersong.net
SisterSong defines Reproductive Justice as the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities.
Southern Poverty Law Center - www.splcenter.org
The SPLC is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.
The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights- civilrights.org
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is the nation's oldest, largest, and most diverse civil and human rights coalition. From the beginning, we were forged to fight the intractable - together.
YWCA - ywca.org
YWCA has been at the forefront of the most critical social movements for more than 160 years - from women's empowerment and civil rights, to affordable housing and pay equity, to violence prevention and health care.
The American Civil Liberties Union – aclu.org
A nonprofit organization founded in 1920 "to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.
Podcasts to subscribe to:
- 1619 (New York Times)
- About Race
- Code Switch (NPR)
- Intersectionality Matters! hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw
- Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast
- Pod For The Cause (from The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights)
- Pod Save the People (Crooked Media)
- Seeing White
Books to read:
- Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins
- Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Dr. Brittney Cooper
- Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon
- How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
- Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
- Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
- Raising Our Hands by Jenna Arnold
- Redefining Realness by Janet Mock
- Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
- So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
- The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
- The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
by Michelle Alexander
The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century
by Grace Lee Boggs
- The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
- Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
- This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color by Cherríe Moraga
- When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America by Ira Katznelson
- White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo, PhD
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