VOTE ON ELECTION DAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2020
Never before would I have considered adding a racial justice page to my campaign website.
Shame on me.
This reality highlights the work we all need to do before we hope to dismantle a system that has kept us from thriving as a society. I pledge to do better.
My door is always open if you would like to speak honestly about issues of race. However, know that I am coming from a perspective of lived experience and not an academic perspective. Know that I only speak for myself and not every Black person. I will also hope that you have done your own homework before you are in touch so that our conversation is the most meaningful and productive.
Everyone has been clamoring for resources so I have shared many readings, podcasts, and other information below.
Thank you for reading this page. That tells me we are moving in the right direction.
George Floyd protest and vigil on June 2, 2020
This is a collection of resources put together by The Obama Foundation. It includes ways to stay informed, actions you can take, and a few organizations at the front lines of social justice you can connect with.
This document is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen anti-racism work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now. It has articles and books to read, podcasts to listen to, and videos to watch.
Political education is the collective process of study, research, analysis, and storytelling that helps us understand our situation and what we’re up against and what we can do about it. SURJ is a national network of groups and individuals working to undermine white supremacy and to work toward racial justice. They've collected resources you can use to engage with the racial justice movement.
Here are a few organizations leading in Black politics. You can support them by donating or using their resources in your community. There are many others so please do your own research.
Emerge CT - https://ct.emergeamerica.org
Higher Heights - https://www.higherheightsforamerica.org/
The Collective PAC - https://collectivepac.org/
Black Futures Lab - https://blackfutureslab.org/