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Remember the victimsThe Los Angeles Police Department is responsible for killing 133 people from 2013 Sept - Dec 2020.Black people were killed at 
4.6x the rate of White people from 2013 Sept - Dec 2020.Source: Mapping Police Violence. Last updated: January 2021

Black Lives Matter (LA)

Black-led · Defund · Global Reach · Bye Jackie Campaign

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From putting pressure on local officials to enact police accountability to helping change national laws, learn about BLMLA’s recent victories.

BLM has nearly 500+ trained and active members and organized ally groups, including White People 4 Black Lives. Learn more about other BLMLA partners.

Critical Resistance Los Angeles

Fight against Jail expansion · Abolish the Prison Industrial Complex · National reach

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Critical Resistance seeks to build an international movement to end the Prison Industrial Complex by challenging the belief that caging and controlling people makes us safe. They believe that basic necessities such as food, shelter, and freedom are what really make communities secure. Their work is part of global struggles against inequality and powerlessness.

Dignity and Power Now (DPN)

Diversion Programs · Transformative Justice · Leadership Building · Youth Support

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Dignity and Power Now (DPN) is a Los Angeles based grassroots organization that fights for the dignity and power of all incarcerated people, their families, and communities. Their mission is to build a Black and Brown led an abolitionist movement towards the goal of achieving transformative justice and healing.

Dr. Melina Abdullah

Founding member of Black 
Lives Matter · Scholar · Activist

Dr. Melina Abdullah

Dr. Melina Abdullah is a scholar, activist, and a recognized expert on race, gender, class, and social movements. She was among the original group of organizers that convened to form Black Lives Matter and continues to serve as a Los Angeles chapter leader.

Janaya Future Khan

Activist · Intersectionality · Transfeminism

Janaya Future Khan Portrait

Janaya Future Khan currently serves as the International Ambassador for Black Lives Matter. Also the co-founder of Black Lives Matter Canada, Janaya is a writer and lecturer that has been featured in Vogue, The Cut, and CNN.

Justice LA

Mass Incarceration · Reinvest · Immigration · Prop 25

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The JusticeLA Coalition (JLA) was born from countless families separated by the largest jail system in the world. They work to reduce the footprint of incarceration by stopping jail expansion—reclaiming, reimagining and reinvesting dollars away from incarceration and into community-based systems of care.

Alternative First Responders in Los Angeles

Don’ is a national directory of organizations equipped to handle non-violent situations in your city. Easily search for your alternative first responders by topics like housing, LGBTQ+, mental health, domestic violence & sexual assault, youth, elders, crime, and substances.

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