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Color Of Change helps you do something real about injustice.

We design campaigns powerful enough to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back, and champion solutions that move us all forward. Until justice is real.
  • Expand the Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court continues to erode our rights and protections, like the gutting loss of Roe v. Wade last year. Now financial connections to conservative donors and activists have surfaced. It's time Congress include more voices on the Court and increase the number of justices.
  • Drop the Cop City Protester Charges

    Recently 40 protestors have been charged with domestic terrorism for opposing the $90M police training facility known as Cop City. Three face “felony intimidation of an officer" for placing flyers on mailboxes, and dozens sit in jail on trumped-up charges. Demand DA Sherry Boston drop the charges against them.
  • Demand Justice For Ralph Yarl!

    Ralph Yarl, a 16-year-old high school star, was shot in Kansas City. While picking up his siblings from their friends’ house, he accidentally went to the wrong house and rang the bell. He was met by bullets, shot in the head, and suffered serious injuries before being helped by neighbors who found him in the street. It's time to repeal Missouri's Stand Your Ground law.
  • The Media Needs More Empathy!

    A 30-year-old unhoused Black man was killed on the subway. After he started experiencing a mental health breakdown, a white vigilante put a chokehold on him for 15 min, killing him. Despite this violence in broad daylight, media outlets are echoing police language, treating him like a suspect rather than asking why the NYPD isn't pressing charges.
  • Vote "No" on the Protect & Serve Act

    There is no war on the police. Yet Congress is going out of its way to protect police officers, giving them the same protections federal hate crime laws use to protect marginalized groups. We need Congress to focus on the real issues and to promote policies to keep our communities safe.
  • Support Community Safety Agenda

    The Community Safety Legislative Agenda outlines solutions that invest in people and communities — not police and prisons — to keep us safe. It includes the Break The Cycle of Violence Act for violence intervention, and the Mental Health Justice Act, to dispatch mental health professionals to respond to people in crisis.


Florida Housing Complex Forced to Stop Illegally Evicting Black Families

Last January we launched a rapid response campaign following a wave of evictions at Holly Court Apartments in Tampa. Victoria Lee, a tenant there, used our OrganizeFor platform to mobilize thousands of members and amplify tenant demands to fix the plumbing, honor leases, and support tenants who’d been illegally pushed out. Many families were given eviction notices on New Year’s Eve for no reason at all and given just 30 days to find a new home. One mother reported having to go to the corner store to use the bathroom as raw sewage backed up in her tub. Management all but ignored calls for help and she had to call out of work for days because she couldn’t shower. After the online petition and a sleep-in protest, Palm Communities agreed to honor residents’ leases, provide temporary housing for displaced residents, and resolve maintenance issues. Housing is a human right, but far too often greed and profit trump the needs of Black and low-income residents who live in buildings owned by private equity firms. Your calls and text messages kept residents in their homes!

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AT&T Pulls Funding from White Nationalist Network

With your help, we pressured AT&T to stop funding the far-right network One America News. OAN was a major vehicle for Trump, and has continued to provide a “friendly” platform for his allies. We've seen correspondents use racial slurs, call for the execution of election officials, suggest shooting unhoused people – all without consequence. OAN consistently promotes hate-filled content, and disseminates dangerous misinformation about the 2020 elections and safety of the COVID-19 vaccine, with the goal of provoking their audience. Research revealed a major reason for the network's success was support from AT&T. AT&T should know better. So thousands of Color Of Change members wrote to AT&T CEO John Stankey, and we were heard. One America Network has been removed from DirectTV. This is another step towards making sure the media isn’t allowed to amplify racist lies that lead to real-world violence against Black people.

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Biden Grants Clemency to 70 People on Home Confinement

Throughout the pandemic, we’ve fought to get incarcerated people who pose no risk to their communities but could fall deathly ill with COVID sent home. On April 26, 2022, nearly 150,000 Color Of Change members helped convince President Biden to free 70 people on home confinement. That means they can live independently, pursue their dreams, spend time with friends and family without electronic monitors or other dehumanizing conditions of confinement. It is historic for a president to grant so many clemencies in their first term. But thousands more people deserve to be free – and risk being sent back due to minor technicalities or bureaucratic errors. People on home confinement have had to turn down jobs or miss funerals because they’re outside of the range they’re allowed to travel. Biden promised he'd end mass incarceration and cut the prison population in half. Help us hold him to that.

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Color Of Change helps people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by 7 million members, we move decision makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people, and all people. Until justice is real.


March 1, 2023

Racial Intolerance & Hate No Longer Banned on Coinbase

Crypto platform Coinbase has gutted all its anti-racist safeguards. In August 2021 the company made changes that flew under the radar, removing a promise not to “incite, threaten, facilitate, promote, or encourage hate, racial intolerance, or violent acts against others” from its terms of service. Color Of Change Vice President Jade Magnus Ogunnaike says this “sends a clear message: Coinbase does not care about the safety and well-being of Black people who use their site.” After George Floyd’s murder, Coinbase did the opposite of many companies voicing their support for side racial justice; it banned internal discussions of political issues, prompting cries of racism from Black employees. Jade says, “Without strong content moderation policies, Coinbase will continue to put Black consumers, their own employees and stakeholders in harm’s way.”

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February 15, 2023

Biden’s on a Winning Streak: So Why Are Voters So Negative?

Even with some major first term victories under President Biden’s belt — including the Inflation Reduction Act, America’s most ambitious legislation ever on climate — enthusiasm for the president is lackluster from Democrats and Republicans alike. There have been frustrations over police reform and votings rights, in particular the failure to get the George Floyd Policing Act passed, which could cause disillusionment among Black voters. Activists say Biden needs to more aggressively call out the Republicans who are standing in the way of progress. Color Of Change President Rashad Robinson is quoted. “There’s a reason why we don’t have those pieces of legislation and it’s not President Biden. But if he doesn’t tell a story for people about why we didn’t win those things, who stood in the way of those things, who is profiting from preventing those things, he will be blamed by people.”

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February 15, 2023

Biden Pledged Police Reform, But a Difficult Path Ahead

NPR recently spoke with Color Of Change President Rashad Robinson about President Biden’s State of the Union promise to bring accountability to policing. “This is about actually having a conversation with the American people about power.” Biden signed an executive order requiring federal law enforcement agencies to ban chokeholds, restrict no-knock warrants, mandate the use of body cameras — but it doesn’t go anywhere as far as the George Floyd Policing Act would have. “We also need to know if the Republicans who stood up for Tyre Nichols’ family in the well of the Congress and clapped for them are willing to actually do more than clap,” Rashad says. “The thing that gives me hope is the progress we’re seeing in so many local communities. The work to elect reform-minded district attorneys, the work to try new things around traffic stops and interactions with mental health advocates.”

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February 9, 2023

Blueprint Offers Biden Path to Ending For-Profit Prisons

Color Of Change and Worth Rises released recommendations for President Biden to fulfill his promise to stop profiteering in incarceration. The groups call prisons “a business—one that is threatening our families, communities, and public safety.” In 2021, Biden issued an executive order to end the country’s reliance on federal private prisons. But while 14,000 people are incarcerated there, 2 million more are held in state, local, and federal jails, prisons and immigrant detention centers. Color Of Change President Rashad Robinson says, “People ask what structural racism is. This is it,” referring to sweetheart deal with corporations, price gouging around telecommunications and commissary, and the use of what is essentially enslaved labor. “This is a pathway forward to a more just criminal legal system that does NOT put profits over people,” tweeted Color of Change. Recommendations include: prohibiting for-profit healthcare in prisons, providing free medications and hygiene products, setting basic standards for food, eliminating fees for money transfers, and Supporting the Abolition Amendment to stop unpaid labor in prisons.

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February 7, 2023

State of the Union? Congress Doesn’t Fully Reflect Diversity

While Republicans have worked to add Black, Latinx and Asian American candidates, diverse representation still pales in comparison to the Democrats — or even its own party during Reconstruction. Today there are 4 Black Republicans in the House — twice as many as last session. But there were 7 in 1877 session even though the House was much smaller then. And there are 0 Republican Black women in the House. Pew reports a vast party divide for racial and ethnic minorities in Congress: 80% are Democrats and 20% Republicans. Color Of Change President Rashad Robinson says, “I wouldn’t call it strides. We have complicated problems in this country that require solutions that come from a range of perspectives and that require us to think seriously about how we move forward.”

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February 3, 2023

Biden, Black Caucus Agree on Path Forward on Police Reform

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus left a meeting with President Biden and Vice President Harris with an agreement on how to address brutal beatings and killings by police in the wake of Tyre Nichols’s death. At his funeral in Memphis, Harris said the White House would nothing settle for nothing less than ambitious legislation to address police brutality. When the George Floyd Policing Act stalled, Biden passed an executive order revising federal law enforcement policy on use of force. But steps such as making it easier to sue officers for misconduct allegations have remained elusive. Details of the agreement haven’t been disclosed and any reforms will have to pass through Congress. Color Of Change President Rashad Robison is quoted. “We haven’t gotten even a fraction of the changes that are necessary. We haven’t gotten the kind of structural change to policing that is required.”

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