“It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love each other and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains.” - Assata Shakur
Looking to plug in? Here are a few of the organizations I regularly support. For up-to-date actions, follow me on Twitter @evanagao.
Critical Resistance works to build an international movement against imprisonment by empowering communities and promoting economic and social justice. Interested in learning more about prison abolition? Start here.
The National Lawyers Guild works with legal workers and community members to promote human interests—law for the people! Join the legal observer program near you and help safeguard actions by local progressive organizations.
Survived & Punished “organizes to de-criminalize efforts to survive domestic and sexual violence, support and free criminalized survivors, and abolish gender violence, policing, prisons, and deportations.” Get on it today!
The Chicago Community Bond Fund is the gold standard for volunteer-driven, revolving bail funds. CCBF works tirelessly to end money bail and pretrial incarceration across the nation. A little goes a long way.