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BallotReady
Every candidate and referendum, explained.

Black Futures Lab
The Black Futures Lab transforms Black communities into active, interdependent, responsive public partners that change the way power operates, at the local, state and national level.

Black Lives Matter
We appreciate your support of the movement and our ongoing fight to end state-sanctioned violence, liberate Black people, and end white supremacy forever.

Chicago Community Bond Fund
CCBF pays bond for people charged with crimes in Cook County, Illinois. Through a revolving fund, CCBF supports individuals whose communities cannot afford to pay the bonds themselves and who have been impacted by structural violence.

Chicago Votes
Chicago Votes is a non-partisan, non-profit organization building a more inclusive democracy by putting power in the hands of young Chicagoans.

CivicPro
CivicPro provides you with the tools you need to participate in the policymaking process.

Color of Change
Petition for a platform of structural demands that will, over time, reduce the overall impact of policing in ways that are concrete and tangible.

Know Your Rights Camp
Our mission is to advance the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities through education, self-empowerment, mass-mobilization and the creation of new systems that elevate the next generation of change leaders.

The Movement For Black Lives
We believe in centering the experiences and leadership of the most marginalized Black people, including but not limited to those who are trans and queer, women and femmes, currently and formerly incarcerated, immigrants, disabled, working class, and poor.

NAACP Legal Defense Fund
America’s premiere legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans.

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ACLU: Protesters’ Rights
Make sure you’re prepared by brushing up on your rights before heading out into the streets.

Anti-Racism Project
“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” —James Baldwin

Campaign Zero
We can live in a world where the police don’t kill people by limiting police interventions, improving community interactions, and ensuring accountability.

Chicago Public Schools: Say Their Names
A toolkit to help foster productive conversations about race and civil disobedience.

It’s Nice That: Black Lives Matter Resources
A list of resources for members of the creative industry to support the Black Lives Matter movement.

Service Employees International Union
Resources and readings on racial justice and the intersection of race and our economy.

TED Talk: Phillip Atiba Goff
‘How We Can Make Racism a Solvable Problem and Improve Policing’

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Mental Health & Self-Care


Hope for the Day
Use our Resource Compass to search for free and reduced-cost mental health resources in your community.

My CHI. My Future.: Mental Wellness
This is self-care central, stocked with tips on meditation and yoga, and resources to help manage stress, anxiety, depression and more.

Safety Plan Worksheet
Developed by Natasha Santana-Viera for Guitars Over Guns.

Self-Care Plan Worksheet
Developed by Natasha Santana-Viera for Guitars Over Guns.

VICE: Self-Care Tips for Black People Who Are Struggling
“Make sure you’re meeting your basic needs. Let yourself feel your feelings. Repeat a mantra or affirmation that helps you stay grounded.”

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Support Black-Owned Businesses


African American Literature Book Club
List of Black-owned bookstores in the United States.

Black-Owned Businesses Relief Fund
This fundraiser is in support of Black-Owned Businesses in various cities that have been affected by the recent protests for justice of the murder of George Floyd.

Chicagoland Places That Need Help
List of local Black and POC-owned small businesses needing repair funds.

My Block, My Hood, My City
My Block, My Hood, My City is looking for volunteers to help repair businesses damaged this weekend on the South Side.

Support Black Owned: Illinois
Database to connect Black business owners with consumers.

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