Tag: racial justice
MoveOn calls for criminal justice reform after acquittal of police officer who killed Philando Castile
This acquittal should serve as a call to action and challenge all of us to redouble our commitment to reform. All of us must help confront and abolish the systemic racism that plagues our criminal justice system—and our nation’s past and present—and to stand for the principle that Black lives matter.
We asked MoveOn members to share their reasons for taking action on #BlackLivesMatter. Here’s what they said.
On December 3, MoveOn executive director, Anna Galland, hosted an incredible lineup featuring: Cristina Jimenez, co-founder of United We Dream, the nation’s largest immigrant youth-led organization, which was instrumental in winning executive action from President Obama; Heather McGhee, president of Demos, a progressive public policy shop working for an equal say and an equal chance […]
The Disparity in Unemployment Rates Between African-Americans and Whites Remains Mostly Unchanged 50 Years Later
Part of “I Have a Dream” was a cry for equal job opportunities for everyone, regardless of race. But decades later, the situation doesn’t seem to have improved.
Kristen Schroeder Konaté had never started a petition before, but the artist and mother of two knew she had to act.