We miss you and wish we could ask you in person — How are you, really?
We have experienced so much loss, suffering, and isolation in the past three months of the Covid crisis, but this last week has been especially devastating, seeing Black people killed and threatened with little or no consequence, members of the NYPD escalating violence against protesters, and our mayor not doing enough to condemn and prevent those actions.
Grand Street Dems believes that Black Lives Matter and we strive to be anti-racist in our personal and political lives. This isn’t the work of one book or action, it is an ongoing effort. There is so much information being circulated right now, and we want to highlight a few of the many resources that are important for supporting the demonstrations happening all across the country, and for our own education and ally-ship.
New York City Bail Funds
Donate money to help get protesters out of jail, even more critical as we are still living with Covid-19. No amount is too small.
- The Liberty Fund: Learn more and donate
- Brooklyn Community Bail Fund: Learn more and donate
- Free Them All For Public Health: Learn more and donate/action
Anti-Racism Toolkit from Black Lives Matter
A vast reading list and loads of links to national organizations, including bail funds in cities all over the country.
- BLM Actions: Donate, Text & Call, Petitions
- Educate Yourself
- Anti-racism Resources (for white people)
- FAQ for Protestors
GSD does not exist without its members. Thank you all for joining and hosting our virtual meetings with elected officials. We will do more of those. The NY Primary is on June 23rd, and absentee ballots will be mailed out soon. If you misplaced your absentee ballot application, you can apply online. If you need help voting, please let us know. If you are in need of other assistance, please get in touch so we can direct you to the proper aid.
We wish you good physical and emotional health, and look forward to seeing you in person again.
Caroline Laskow, Democratic District Leader