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Why we’re taking action on #BlackLivesMatter

Hundreds of thousands of ‪MoveOn‬ members across the country have taken part in the ‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬ movement: signing petitions calling for justice for the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown and criminal justice reform, making phone calls to President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder, and joining local events sparked by the tragic events in Ferguson, MO this summer.

We asked why MoveOn members like you are taking part. Here are some of the reasons: 

My family

My only child

Because Black lives matter

Are you taking action to say #BlackLivesMatter? We want to hear why. We’ll use your words to amplify the many reasons MoveOn members are standing up and demanding justice for Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and other unarmed Black Americans killed by police. Take this quick survey to share your story now.