Colour of Change has shared a petition calling for the officers involved to be charged with murder, to be banned from ever working as police officers again, and for Mayor Frey to block them from receiving their pensions.
Signing the petition will send a letter to Frey and District Attorney Michael Freeman. In addition, you can also send a 30-second video testimonial calling for justice to Color of Change via the petition website.
Contact Minneapolis authorities directly
Benjamin Crump, a civil rights attorney who is now representing the Floyd family, has urged people to take action by calling DA Freeman directly to demand action against the officers involved.
Donate money to George Floyd's family
- If you would like to contribute financially to Floyd's funeral and burial costs, his family has set up a GoFundMe page for donations. Anyone who wishes to send cards, letters of encouragement and/or contributions in the form of a money order or check, can do so by mail:
- The Estate of George Floyd
- c/o Ben Crump Law, PLLC
- 122 S. Calhoun Street
- Tallahassee, FL 32301
- Attn: Adner Marcelin
All checks should be made out to The Estate of George Floyd.
Help bail out protestors
You can also donate to help protestors who have been arrested for demanding justice. The Minnesota Freedom Fund, a community-based non-profit that pays bail for those who can't afford it, has been providing support to those arrested during protests for Floyd.
With protests spreading across the country (and world), there are plenty of options available to support activists in your city, including: Atlanta Solidarity Fund, Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, The Liberty Fund NYC, Philadelphia Community Bail Fund, Peoples City Council Freedom Fund (Los Angeles), Restoring Justice (Houston), Colorado Freedom Fund (Denver), and Chicago Community Bond Fund.
Be mindful of what you share on social media
Though social media has been key in spreading news and calling for accountability, be mindful of sharing images and footage of police brutality — which can be triggering — as well as photos and videos of protestors showing their faces and other identifying features, which may make it easier for them to be tracked or targeted.
Talk about racism with the people in your life
Beyond naming and calling out racism when you see it, talk to the people around you about the systemic racism that led to Floyd's death, and encourage conversations about anti-racism. As pervasive as racism — and specifically anti-blackness — unfortunately can be, we can all be accountable for taking action against it.
Support Anti-Racism Organisations
Organizations fighting to end white supremacy need help all of the time, not just after a viral tragedy occurs. Consider donating to organizations such as NAACP, Southern Poverty Law Center, and Black Youth Project 100.
You can also look through change.org to find petitions demanding action in smaller cases.
Support and Promote Mental Health Resources for the Black Community
Mental health is so important, but especially in times like these. Rachel Cargle created the Loveland Foundation to provide therapy and healing resources to Black women and girls. Other organizations you can donate to include the Black Mental Health Alliance, Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness, and the Crisis Text Line.
This article originally appeared on InStyle US.