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Groups Stand in Solidarity with Movement for Black Lives Demands / Week of Action

June 4, 2020

As organizations striving for climate justice and environmental protection, we cannot be silent in the face
of the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and countless others.
This moment has laid bare the long and shameful history of institutional and systemic racism against
Black and Brown people in this country. We demand action.

We stand in solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) and endorse the following demands
and the M4BL week of action.

We will advocate for these demands, and we will engage our supporters, members, and allies to take
action to confront the police violence, inequality, and racism plaguing this country.

TAKE ACTION:​​https://m4bl.org/week-of-action/

WE DEMAND THE RIGHTS OF PROTESTORS BE PROTECTED


We demand that no harm come to protestors. Violations of property should never be equated with the
violation of human life. We demand that local and state officials ensure that there are no abuse of powers
and no use of lethal force on protestors.

WE DEMAND A DIVESTMENT FROM THE POLICE AND INVESTMENT IN BLACK COMMUNITIES:


WE DEMAND LOCAL SCHOOLS, COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES, AND ALL PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
CUT TIES WITH THE POLICE
We call on localities and elected officials across the country to divest resources away from policing in
local budgets and reallocate those resources to the healthcare, housing and education our people
deserve. More officers, guns, jails, and prisons are not a solution to longstanding problems of racial
disparities, injustice, and police violence. We demand police-free schools across the country and an end
to the use of police officers in public universities. All public institutions designed to serve the people must
cut ties with the police in the interest of public safety.

WE DEMAND IMMEDIATE RELIEF FOR OUR COMMUNITIES


We demand the federal government provide direct cash payments, rent cancellation, mortgage
cancellation, a moratorium on utility and water shutoffs, and a cancellation of student, medical, and other
forms of debt. We demand long-term economic solutions like a Universal Basic Income, in order to
address the immediate crisis and pave the way for a just recovery that doesn’t prioritize corporations and
leave our communities behind. Support the families and the lives of those we have lost and those
struggling to survive now.

WE DEMAND COMMUNITY CONTROL


The most impacted in our communities need to control the laws, institutions, and policies that are meant
to serve us — from our schools to our local budgets, economies, and police department.

WE DEMAND AN END TO THE WAR AGAINST BLACK PEOPLE


We demand an end to the criminalization, incarceration, and killing of our people. We call for not just
individual accountability of officers after a murder, but entire police departments. Make it clear that we
are done being killed at the hands of anti Blackness and white supremacy. Target your elected officials
and those that lead institutions like schools, hospitals, and universities to cut ties with the police.
Signed,

ActionAid USA Climate Action Coalition


Alliance to Protect Our People and the Places The Climate Center
We Love
Climate Disobedience Center
Amazon Watch
Climate Finance Action
Animals Are Sentient Beings
Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy
Asian Pacific Environmental Network
Climate Hawks Vote
Azul The Climate Mobilization
Bates Environmental Coalition
The Climate Museum
Beautiful Trouble
Climate NOW
Berks Gas Truth
Climate Parents
Better Future Project
Climate Power 2020
Better Path Coalition The Climate Ribbon
Beyond Extreme Energy
ClimateMama
Big Reuse
Coalition for a Nuclear-Free Great Lakes
Black Millennials 4 Flint
CODEPINK Women for Peace Golden Gate
Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project
ColombiaConexion SF Bay
Bold Nebraska Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety
Breast Cancer Action
Continental Divide Trail Coalition
Brighter Green
Corazon Latino
Build a Movement 2020
Corporate Accountability
Calhoun County Resource Watch
Data for Progress
Call to Action Colorado Delaware Riverkeeper Network
Care About Climate
The Democracy Collaborative
CatholicNetwork.US
DNC Environmental and Climate Crisis Council
Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church
Dogwood Alliance
Environmental Justice Ministry
Don't Waste Michigan
Center for Biological Diversity
Down to Earth Storytelling
Center for Climate Integrity
Dream Corps
Center for Coalfield Justice
Earth Action
Center for Food Safety
Earth Day Initiative
Center for International Environmental Law
Earth in Brackets
Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment
Earth Is `Ohana
Center for Sustainable Economy
Earth Ministry / Washington Interfaith Power &
Central Jersey Coalition Against Endless War
Light
Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Earthworks
Chispa
ecoAmerica
Church Women United in New York State
EcoBirth
Citizens Awareness Network Ecoinclusive
cityWILD
EcoLatinos
The CLEO Institute
Eco-Poetry
Elders Climate Action JustME for JustUS
Endangered Species Coalition Keepers of the Athabasca Watershed Society
EPCF Labor Network for Sustainability
Last Chance Alliance
Escambia County Democratic Environmental
The Last Plastic Straw
Caucus
Extinction Rebellion DC The Leap
Extinction Rebellion New Orleans Lonely Whale
Extinction Rebellion San Francisco Bay Area Maine Environmental Changemakers
Extinction Rebellion Tampa Bay Maine Environmental Education Association
Maine Youth for Climate Justice
Faithful America
Fire Drill Fridays Majority Action
Food & Water Action Metro NY Catholic Climate Movement
Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Mighty Earth
Station Montgomery Citizens United for Prosperity
Fossil Free California Mosaic
FracTracker Alliance Mothers Out Front
Friends of the Earth Movement Rights
Georgia Interfaith Power & Light National Children's Campaign
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives The Natural History Museum
Global Witness Nature Coast Conservation
Greater Birmingham Alliance to Stop Air Neighborhood Tree Health
Pollution Newark Science and Sustainability
Green Amendments For The Generations Next100 Coalition
Green Education and Legal Fund No Coal No Gas
Green For All Noble Renewables Group of the West
Green 2.0
North American Climate, Conservation and
Greenbelt Climate Action Network Environment
GreenLatinos North American Water Office
Greenpeace USA North Omaha Neighborhood Alliance
Healthy Gulf Nuclear Energy Information Service
Heirs To Our Oceans Nuclear Information and Resource Service
Hip Hop Caucus The Nuestra Tierra Conservation Project
HoCo Climate Action The Oakland Institute
Hollywood United for a Healthy California Occidental Arts and Ecology Center
Human Impacts Institute Oil Change International
Idle No More SF Bay Okaloosa County Environmental Caucus
Indigenous Environmental Network On Behalf of Planet Earth
Inland Ocean Coalition Our Climate
Institute for Policy Studies Climate Policy Pacific Environment
Program Partnership for Southern Equity
Interfaith Power & Light Pasco Activists
Justice Action Mobilization Network
Peace Action New York State
Peak Plastic Foundation Sunrise Movement
People Demanding Action Sunrise Movement Dallas
Peoples Climate Movement NY Sunrise Project
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Sustainable Energy & Economy Network
Physicians for Social Responsibility Los Angeles SustainUS
Physicians for Social Responsibility Three Mile Island Alert
Pennsylvania Tinker Tree Play/Care
Plastic Pollution Coalition Toxics Action Center
Plymouth Friends for Clean Water
The Trail Posse
Polluters Out
Transition Town Media
Popular Resistance Union of Concerned Scientists
Power Shift Network UPSTREAM
Presente.org Wall of Women
Progressive Democrats of America
Waterspirit
Project CoffeeHouse
WE ACT for Environmental Justice
Property Rights and Pipeline Center West Atlanta Watershed Alliance
Public Citizen West Michigan Environmental Action Council
Radiation Truth Western Environmental Law Center
Rainforest Action Network
WildEarth Guardians
RapidShift
Women's Earth and Climate Action Network
Re-Earth Initiative Women's Environment and Development
Regenerative Solutions Organization
Responsible Drilling Alliance Youth Advocates for Climate Action Philippines
Revitalization Strategies Youth Outside
River Guardian Foundation
Zero Hour
RootsAction 198 methods
Rootskeeper 1000 Grandmothers for Future Generations
San Antonio Bay Estuarine Waterkeeper 350 Bay Area
SanDiego350 350 Butte County
Seeding Sovereignty
350 Colorado
Sierra Club 350 Columbia
ShutDownDC 350 DC
Society of Alternative Resources 350 Fairfax
Solstice Initiative 350 New Hampshire
The Solutions Project
350 New Orleans
Stand.earth 350 Seattle
Stop the Algonquin Pipeline Expansion 350 Spokane
Stop Fracked Gas PDX 350 Wichita
Stop Zenith Collaborative 350.org
The Story of Stuff Project
350PDX
Suncoast Climate Justice Coalition 50by40
Sunflower Alliance