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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Reasons to Give
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.
Number of formerly incarcerated persons who had their voting rights restored in Florida
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.
Number of St. Louis residents who were released from "the Workhouse" jail because of lowered cash bail