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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.
  • #JusticeforFloyd: Charge Officers Chauvin and Thao with Murder

    On May 25, George Floyd was murdered in broad daylight by Minneapolis police. Two officers held their knee on his neck. Numerous bystanders pleaded with them to let Floyd go as he gasped “I can’t breathe.” Help us get justice.
  • Hold Your Local Prosecutor Accountable

    Prosecutors are the most powerful people in the criminal justice system. To protect our communities, we need to start holding these elected officials accountable before another tragedy occurs.
  • Demand Justice for Ahmaud Arbery

    25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery was jogging near his home in Georgia when he was chased, shot, and killed in cold blood. His death is like a modern-day lynching. A grand jury will hear his case on June 2. We're demanding the two DAs who obstructed his case resign now.
  • Let's Get COC's Black Patients’ Guide to COVID-19 to People

    Black people are still being denied tests and turned away from hospitals across the US while misinformation on COVID-19 is spreading on social media. Color Of Change created a guide to getting care. Help us get it out and into newspapers across the country.
  • The Black Response to COVID-19

    See what we're doing -- on economic relief, criminal justice, and access to healthcare -- to stand up for our communities and make sure leaders address the ways COVID-19 is hitting Black, Brown, and poor people the hardest.
  • COVID-19: Tell Congress to Protect Black-owned Businesses

    Too many Black businesses have been locked out of federal coronavirus relief funds. Nearly half say they'll only be able to stay afloat for 6 months. Congress is working on the PPP, the financial relief program for small business owners. Let's make sure they include us.
  • COVID-19: Protect People in Prison

    It is not a matter of if but when Coronavirus will hit prisons and jails. Outbreaks will spread like wildfire due to close quarters and unsanitary conditions, endangering everyone inside and out. If federal and state officials act now, they can help protect us all.
  • Don't Make the Most Vulnerable Pay for COVID-19

    Many people live paycheck to paycheck. With Coronavirus, many part-time, hourly and contract workers will lose months of wages and won't be able to cover basic costs like housing or healthcare. It's time for universal, basic income.
  • Let's Get Counted in the 2020 Census!

    There is a disturbing history of Black people being undercounted. Those who work hard to suppress the voices and the votes of our communities are also working hard to keep us from participating in the census. And when we’re undercounted, our communities get underfunded and underserved. But together we can change things.

RECENT VICTORIES

Tell CEOs who attend Trump’s Technology Council to #QuitTheCouncil now!

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Tell the National Federation of State High School Associations to lift the ban on hijabs now!

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Tell SXSW to refuse to collude with ICE!

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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 1.7 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.

IN THE MEDIA

August 15, 2019

Listen to Black Voters: Put Economic Justice First

Color Of Change collaborated with Demos, SocioAnalytica, and Black Futures Lab on research and polling on what Black voters want from their politicians. The Black Census Project is the “largest survey of Black people conducted in the US since Reconstruction.”

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August 1, 2019

Progressives Lay Out Racial Justice Strategy to Win Over Working-Class Whites

Rashad Robinson is quoted on how while Democrats worry about how to woo white voters that supposedly cost them the election in 2016, they are also waking up to the idea that they cannot win the presidency without mobilizing Black voters — and they cannot do that without talking about race.

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July 30, 2019
  • The Crime Report

Have Americans Lost Interest in Real Police Reform?

This article discusses COC’s solutions for systems change to stop police violence from undoing policies that incentivize brutality to creating a database that tracks use of force by officers. Too often, killings are attributed to “one bad apple” cop when in truth, police violence against communities of color is systemic and this narrative does little to fuel change.

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July 30, 2019
  • Ms. Magazine

OP-ED: District Attorneys Must Protect Abortion Access

Arisha Hatch, COC’s managing director of campaigns, explains how District Attorneys are an important way to protect women’s rights in the latest assault on abortion and choice. COC is running a campaign to fight back against the newest laws, which will undoubtedly be used against Black and Brown women, low-income women, and women suffering miscarriages.

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July 30, 2019
  • Houston Chronicle

Harris County Approves Historic Bail Deal, Ends ‘Irreparable Harm’

Our criminal justice campaigns director Scott Roberts applauds a new settlement to fix Houston’s bail system and address racial disparities. “Cash bail has for too long disproportionately harmed Black families, as thousands are confined to a jail cell solely because they cannot pay to be released. These individuals lose their jobs, their homes and their children.”

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Strategic Initiatives

Democracy & Census

Black people have the power to shape our democracy and set the agenda when they speak up and turn out in elections. Through our Black Brunches we have brought together more than 20,000 people across 20 cities—including many new to politics. Going into 2020, we have tremendous opportunities to register new voters, protect voting rights, and make sure our communities are counted and represented in the 2020 Census. We are engaging local leaders and our 1.7M members to help set a progressive agenda around criminal justice reform and boost civic participation in Black communities.

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Winning Justice

No one holds more power in our justice system than prosecutors. They decide who to prosecute, what the charges will be, and routinely make decisions that destroy Black people’s lives. We are ushering in a new era of prosecutor accountability by mobilizing Black communities across the country. Already, we've pushed prosecutors and candidates in a dozen cities make pledges to cut incarceration. We continue to build momentum to end the most unjust, destructive and racist practices in our system from money bail to over-sentencing, over-policing, and sending our children to adult prisons.

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COC Hollywood

TV and film play a profound role in shaping American culture. Yet, when it comes to representation of Black people, culture, and issues, far too much of the content Hollywood produces promotes dangerous misunderstandings that holds back racial justice in the real world. COC Hollywood is our initiative to change the rules in Hollywood by ensuring accurate, diverse, empathetic and human portrayals of Black people onscreen. We consult on film and TV projects, partner with changemakers inside the industry, work to raise standards around hiring and diversity, and elevate Black stories.

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