We’ve compiled available resources and information to share with you below. If you’re looking for ways to demand justice for George Floyd’s murder, Black lives, and support Twin Cities communities, read on.
Contact Minneapolis Representatives
Writing a letter or making calls are impactful ways to demand justice. Many voicemails are full and sending an email can be just as impactful.
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Fray
(612) 673-2100 or @mayorfrey on Twitter
Leave a comment for him here.
U.S. Attorney, District of Minnesota Erica MacDonald
Call (612) 664-5600 or to go direct to the Federal Civil Duty Attorney, call (612) 253-0951, and leave a message.
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman
(612) 348-5550 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison
(651) 296-3353 (Twin Cities Calling Area), (800) 657-3787 (Outside the Twin Cities), or Minneapolis311@minneapolismn.gov
Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, a Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Minneapolis Police Department
(612) 673-3000 or email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Justice for George Floyd petition on Change.org which will be sent to Mayor Jacob Frey and DA Mike Freeman. It is the largest ever US-based petition on Change.org.
Color of Change’s petition demands that Frey block the involved officers from receiving their pensions and ban them from being able to become police officers again, as well as demands that Freeman charge the officers with murder. You can also text “FLOYD” to 55156 to sign the petition.
- Support George Floyd’s family. His brother Philonise Floyd has organized a fund to cover funeral and burial expenses and to support Floyd’s family as they continue to seek justice: DONATE HERE. His sister Bridgett Floyd is raising money to help support George’s daughter Gianna: DONATE HERE.
- The Minnesota Freedom Fund, a grassroots organization currently working with the National Lawyers Guild and the Legal Rights Center, will use donations to bail out arrested protestors and to supply those on the field. DONATE HERE
- Reclaim the Block, a grassroots organization based in Minneapolis, will use funds to address community needs. DONATE HERE
- Black Visions Collective, which is based in Minnesota, focuses its work on transformative justice in the state. DONATE HERE
- North Star Health Collective is a group of street medics, radical health organizers, and community health trainers based in Minneapolis and St. Paul, and will use funds for gear and medical supplies on the field. DONATE HERE
- Support community clean up efforts, like the one organized by Marvin Applewhite on GoFundMe. DONATE HERE
Support Our Communities
- This map, made by Twin Cities Mutual Aid Project volunteers, details open Twin Cities Aid Distribution locations and what types of donations they’re accepting. It also details which are open for receiving support—please share it!
- Check for community support efforts and clean up efforts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and NextDoor.
- Check in with each other and keep having important conversations.
Stay Updated and Learn
- Follow Black Visions, Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar, Black Lives Matter Minneapolis, and Black Lives Matter St. Paul for updates and to support.
- Be wary of what you share online. As the fight for justice carries on, grassroots activists are asking that supporters stay mindful of what they’re posting online to avoid sharing unnecessarily graphic imagery or photos/videos of protestors’ faces.
- Be thoughtful of sharing images of police brutality. George Floyd’s death proves public watchdogs are still necessary to hold police and other perpetrators of violence against Black people accountable. You can express discontent and pressure people in power without sharing graphic videos or images, which can be needlessly triggering. We shouldn’t need visuals to feel empathy for victims.
- Anti-racism resources—This document (compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein) is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen their anti-racism work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now. Feel free to circulate this document on social media.
If you know of any additional resources or community efforts we haven’t mentioned that can be shared at this time, please contact us at email@example.com. Stay safe Minnesota.
Black Lives Matter.