The New York Democratic Committee recognizes that racism is embedded within our society as a whole and our system of justice. We commit to work every day to ensure this country lives up to the basic ideals of equality, equal opportunity, and equal justice under the law – for every citizen.
This page is intended to be a resource for the community, listing actionable steps and resources to help advance the cause of social justice.
Legendary civil rights leader John Lewis said that voting “is the most powerful non-violent tool we have in a democracy." While the 2020 General Election may be behind us, plenty of local races will be held in 2021.
There are other ways to make your voice heard beyond the ballot box. Below are a few petitions by community organizers, social justice organizations, and others looking to fight back against racial and social injustice across our country and in our communities.
Below are organizations, both local and national, that you can join to help advance the fight for racial and social justice.
- NAACP New York State Conference: The New York State Conference of the NAACP has been a vital component of the oldest, most effective and most respected civil rights organization in the Nation. Find out more information on how to get involved here.
- NYCLU: The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) is one of the nation's foremost defenders of civil liberties and civil rights. They fight for the inalienable rights of all New Yorkers, including but not limited to: Freedom of Speech, Press, Petition, and Assembly, Freedom of Religion, Privacy, Due Process of Law, and Equality before the Law. Find volunteer opportunities and more ways to engage with and support the NYCLU here.
- NAACP Legal Defense Fund: The NAACP Legal Defense Fund fights for racial justice through litigation, advocacy, and public education. To learn more about their mission, and to find ways to get involved, visit their website here.
Together, we can and must reshape our institutional culture around an ethic of equity and declare that hate can have no home here.
For more resources, please visit the DNC’s BLM Organizing Resources Page.