Breonna Taylor was killed by Louisville, Kentucky, police when they shot her 8 times in her own house while she was asleep. Cops broke into her house in the middle of the night to do it. Her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, called 911 to report an intruder had killed Breonna. What gave police the right to enter her home with a SWAT team without warning? A no-knock raid.
There's an uprising in this country because of police violence against Black men and women. All over the nation, hundreds of thousands of people are in the streets demanding cities defund the police. We know that police don't keep us safe. As a nation, we spend almost $200 billion on police and jails. The only way to stop the racial profiling, harassment, and terrorizing of Black and Brown communities is to defund the police.
Public safety agencies in Louisville comprise 52% of its budget. By comparison, Louisville spends only 8% of its budget on public services. On one side, we have cops, courts, and jails. On the other, we have affordable housing, job training, and social services.
Sign the petition demanding no-knock raids and that the city of Louisville defund its police department.
Divesting from Policing: Advancement Project National Office’s List of Demands
Advancement Project National Office is committed to supporting grassroots organizations across the country to build the power that will end this system. Our legal, communications and organizing teams were developed for this moment. Through collective action, we are confident that we can build a new society where communities of color can be free and safe. […]
The Price of “Public Safety”
What really makes up a city’s public safety budget? Advancement Project National Office examined the budgets of five cities during Week Against Mass Incarceration last week and found exuberant figures that keep residents criminalized.
The Genius of Ordinary People: How the Ferguson Collaborative Became the Voice of the Community
As the nation marks five years since the police killing of teenager Mike Brown and the series of protests known as the Ferguson Uprisings, a group of residents […]
Webinar on the Power of Sheriffs in Florida – August 10, 2020 at 2pET/11aPT
On Monday, August 10, 2020, at 2p ET/11a PT, join Advancement Project National Office, Dream Defenders and New Florida Majority for a webinar on the power and role of sheriffs in Florida, and how sheriffs impact the school-to-prison pipeline. Learn about organizing efforts to defund policing budgets and address harm throughout Florida, especially during the […]
Cousins, Counselors, and the Census: Looking Back at July and Ahead to August
In case you missed it, the momentum of the movement continued throughout the entire month of July! This month was filled with some wins for us here at Advancement Project National Office, and we celebrate our partners and thank our supporters for making such feats possible. Our Power & Democracy team, along with our Florida partners, The New […]
We Are Less Than 100 Days From Election Day!
Can you believe it? We are already less than 100 days away from November 3. In many ways, this year has expedited the need for and importance of the work we do at Advancement Project National Office. Preparing for this upcoming and incredibly important election will be no different. It’s officially time to ramp up our […]
The Power of Prosecutors – Video and Infographic
Prosecutors (also known as state attorneys or district attorneys) have enormous power in shaping justice in our communities. You have the power to elect prosecutors committed to ending mass incarceration. Watch our town hall “The Power of Prosecutors: Know Before You Vote,” and share our infographic. It’s time for people of color to be #FreeAndSafe
Advancement Project National Office Celebrates National Cousin’s Day!
Did you know July 24 is a national holiday? Advancement Project National Office uplifts National Cousins Day today, which celebrates the extended family members we know and love – our cousins. During this sustained moment of protest and unrest across the country, as well as calls for truth, racial justice and reconciliation, it’s time to […]
We will win with supporters like you, Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation & Jack Dorsey of Twitter’s #startsmall
Since mid-March, Advancement Project National Office’s team has been entrenched in advocacy, communications and litigation—fighting to make sure community members in jail are #FreeAndSafe during COVID-19 and calling for for accountability and demanding cities and counties #DefundThePolice . Our team has been working around the clock, fatigued yet energized by wins across the country,petition signatures and calls to policymakers, […]
Happy Juneteenth: Let’s Continue the Struggle for Liberation
Let this day serve as a reminder of the progress we have made and the true liberation we have yet to achieve.
#SayHerName: A National Town Hall for Breonna Taylor on Tuesday, June 9, 7:30pET/4:30pPT
Join Black Lives Matter- Louisville, Advancement Project National Office, Jesse Williams, Black Womxn For and M4BL, as we gather for a national virtual town hall to say Breonna Taylor’s name and call for action!