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Giving Tuesday 2019

20 Years of Movement Building and Freedom Fighting

We envision a future where people of color are free – where they can thrive, be safe and exercise power. Driven by the genius of ordinary people and their movements, racism will no longer exist and justice will be radically transformed.

On #GivingTuesday, December 3rd this year, please make a gift to Advancement Project National Office.

For more than 20 years, the generosity of our supporters has empowered us to provide direct, hands-on support for organized communities in their struggles for racial and social justice, providing legal, communications and campaign organizing resources for on-the-ground efforts, while assisting in building their own capacity and power in their communities.

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15,000

Number of people that have been added to Arizona's prison population in 2019

Migrant detention centers are a major contributor to Arizona's prison population and the state has the fourth-highest imprisonment rate in the nation.

Our Immigrant Justice program sheds light on the state of mass incarceration in its latest report, The Carceral State of Arizona: The Human Cost of Being Confined. The report details the inhumane conditions migrants face in Arizona's Eloy Detention Center - a private prison facility. It's one of several efforts Advancement Project National Office is engaged in to #AbolishICE - the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency - and to ensure migrants are treated with dignity and respect.

During 2018's November Mid-term Election, Florida residents voted for the passage for Amendment 4 which overturned many of the state's felony disenfranchisement laws. It's one of the many victories our Power and Democracy program boasts in its fight to remove barriers to participating in our nation's democracy. They've also succeeded in recent fights in Missouri and Louisiana, and can continue the fight in Georgia with your support.

1.4 Million

Number of formerly incarcerated persons who had their voting rights restored in Florida

55

Number of certified mental health professionals to be placed in Miami-Dade County Public Schools

At the September 2019 public budget hearing for Miami-Dade County Public Schools, board members voted to add 25 certified mental health professionals in its district. It was a hard-earned victory for our Schoolhouse-to-Jailhouse program to support our partners, Power U Center for Social Change, in the national movement for #PoliceFreeSchools.

Also this year, we've published the website for our We Came To Learn report which lets users report school assaults by cops against students of color on the #AssaultAt map.

In June, a federal court issued an preliminary injunction which ruled the City of St. Louis' bail system unconstitutional. The city was holding presumably innocent people in a medium-security jail, known as "the Workhouse" for its inhumane conditions, at an average bail amount of $25,000. Within weeks, our Justice Project, alongside our St. Louis partners, significantly reduced cash bail to grant residents their freedom. The victory was part of our campaign to Close the Workhouse once and for all.

119

Number of St. Louis residents who were released from "the Workhouse" jail because of lowered cash bail

Who We Support

Supporting Advancement Project National Office helps us support grassroots partners on the ground. If you’d like to know more about their work and ways to support them, here are just few of the partners we’ve worked with on major campaigns and actions this year.

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Civil Rights Organizations to Hold Convening for Movement Lawyering Conference Oct. 16

Contact: Joshua Garner 240-326-3874 [email protected] WASHINGTON, DC—Advancement Project National Office is partnering with the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center at the Howard University School of Law and Law for Black Lives to host a day-long Movement Lawyering Conference on Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Howard Law School. Social justice movement leaders from across the country will bring their expertise to a variety of topics relevant to today’s movement for social and racial justice during panel discussions and breakout sessions held throughout the day. Panel topics include educational justice, the right to vote, reparations, immigration, abolitionist campaigns, and more. This conference is…

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Ben & Jerry’s Takes on Racism and Criminal Justice Reform with New Flavor: “Justice Remix’d”

WASHINGTON – Ben & Jerry’s believes everyone deserves the sweet taste of justice, regardless of race or wealth. The iconic ice cream company has partnered with Advancement Project National Office to launch Justice ReMix’d, a flavor created to spotlight structural racism in a broken criminal legal system. Those are big issues for a business to take on, but Ben & Jerry’s has been an advocate for social justice and equity for much of its 40 years. “Our approach to creating social change is to raise up the work non-profits are…

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Justice ReMix’d

The sweet taste of justice. Advancement Project National Office is proud to partner with Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream for its newest campaign, and limited-time flavor: Justice ReMix’d™. With cinnamon and chocolate ice creams, gobs of cinnamon bun dough, and spicy fudge brownies, Justice ReMix’d™ has just the right zip for kick starting a conversation about the importance of racial equity in America, and the need for criminal justice reform. Even better? A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Justice ReMix’d™ will go to Advancement Project National Office to support our work in criminal justice reform. Now that’s…

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Justice ReMix’d Shareables – Power & Democracy

Click on any of our Justice ReMix’d Power & Democracy images to download and share with your friends! Power & Democracy Check out our other project shareables!…

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Justice ReMix’d Shareables – Opportunity to Learn

Click on any of our Justice ReMix’d Opportunity to Learn images to download and share with your friends! Opportunity to Learn Check out our other project shareables!…

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Justice ReMix’d Shareables – Justice Project

Click on any of our Justice ReMix’d Justice Project images to download and share with your friends! Justice Project Check out our other project shareables!…

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Justice ReMix’d Shareables

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It’s time to educate your cousins on racial justice

Advancement Project National Office encourages our allies to use National Cousin’s Day as a time to have critical conversations about racial justice issues.

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Celebrating Black Women’s Resistance on Juneteenth

On the 154th anniversary of Juneteenth, a subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives will hold the first hearing on the topic of reparations for slavery since 2007. The hearing, which is the second in history, will focus in part on H.R. 40. H.R. 40, a piece of legislation that would employ a commission to study the legacy of slavery and consider reparations proposals.[1] While the fight for reparations gained prominence in recent years, the issue has been waged for centuries, championed by Black women.[2] However, media surrounding the upcoming hearing largely erases this history…

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