Next Steps

WHAT (ELSE) YOU CAN DO

Vote


Elections are one way to hold officials accountable for their actions or inaction. While it is our duty to engage the political system year-round, September 1, 2020 (Massachusetts primary) and November 3, 2020 are critical dates in the life of our Commonwealth and nation. Your decision will help shape the future of generations. Register to vote! Click here to register online. Not sure if you're registered? Check your status here.




Be counted!


Fill out the 2020 Census at my2020census.gov and tell five friends to fill out their Census questionnaire. Check out the response rates in your community.




Buy Black


Take a look at our resources page to find a Black-owned business near you.




Donate


Advocacy is a lot of work. Nothing we accomplish -- as an organization or a community -- is done as a soloe act. That's why we believe you should consider supporting one or more of the following organizations so we can continue to work together to gain justice and freedom for all. Black Economic Justice Institute The mission of BEJI is to advocate and develop programs that address justice and economic opportunity for black and other people of color of Boston. Learn more here. Black Lives Matter Boston BLM - Boston’s mission is to organize and build Black power in Boston and across the country. Some examples of this is to galvanize our communities to end state-sanctioned violence against Black people. To support the development of new Black leaders, as well as create a network where Black people feel empowered to determine our destinies in our communities. Learn more here. Boston Ujima Project 'Ujima' is Swahili for collective work and responsibility. BUJ's vision for a just and sustainable Boston is based on the belief that we all have a role to play in creating an equitable economy. Learn more here. Families for Justice as Healing FJAH is led by incarcerated women, formerly incarcerated women, and women with incarcerated loved ones. Our mission is to end the incarceration of women and girls. Learn more here. Violence in Boston VIB is working to become a one-stop-shop for comprehensive victim services. The plan is to provide any resident who experiences any form of violence the ability to walk in and obtain all necessary assistance to overcome. Learn more here.




Read a Book


Now is as good a time as ever to educate yourself on the harm systemic racism has had on the nation and the people within. Take a moment to review the New York Times Bestseller List to find one or more books to help you gain a better understanding of the world around us. Be sure to purchase your book(s) from a Black-owned bookstore like Frugal Bookstore in Roxbury!





In times like these, it can become overwhelming to determine how you can support the Movement 4 Black Lives and efforts to achieve a world with justice and inclusion. We appreciate your support for our organization and want to share other ways you can help our communities reach the vision of the new world together.

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