Racial Justice Rising is an activist organization. We use our newsletter to inform subscribers of actions they can take related to our mission, initiated by us, local partners, and other organizations nationwide. We work to end racism and white privilege locally, state-wide, and nationally, through a range of actions from traditional political advocacy to direct action.
“Actions” on this site are calls for action for usually a time sensitive issue which appear in our Action Archive, while others are ongoing for periods of time and only appear here.
Our core ongoing actions are:
- inviting signatures for our Apology for Slavery and Commitment to Restorative Actions;
- requesting comments in support for Reparations;
- participating in a mostly weekly vigil on Greenfield, MA Common from 11 to 12; and
- offering a Reparations Working group.
Most Recent Action
Call Mayor & Council re: Task Force
Action deadline August 17, 2022 As we discussed in our news post about the proposed Task Force prompted by the “racial animus” ruling about the Greenfield Police Department, the composition of the group is currently being discussed by the city council. RJR believes that people of color should be represented on the task force. Our… Read More »Actions for Racial JusticeRead More
Advocate for a National Reparations Commission. Write, call, tweet President Biden to create a Reparations Commission by Executive Order. Call for an Executive Order to carry out HR 40 by Juneteenth. Federal bill HR40 (Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act). In Solidarity with the HR 40 Coalition.Read More
Statewide Indigenous Peoples Day
Deadline, June 30th, 2022. Please contact the State Administration and Regulatory Oversight Committee and tell them you want the Indigenous Peoples Day bill voted out favorably.Read More
STAND OUT FOR GEORGE FLOYD
May 25, 2022 in Franklin County, MA “Black victims of police violence are not new, and George Floyd’s death has been followed by too many others. But his brutal murder opened a floodgate of outrage, demonstrations, deep reflection, and new awareness worldwide. We will not forget!” On Wednesday, May 25th, 2022, residents of Franklin County will… Read More »Actions for Racial JusticeRead More
Call to Action! Re: Police & Racism
Starting around 5:30pm there will be a gathering of Greenfield residents outside the Town Hall to demand that the City not appeal this jury's decision and that the Mayor clean out the Police department of those responsible for the racist atmosphere.Read More
GPB Fund Crisis Response Petition
In support of developing alternatives to policing, we invite you to support this effort from Greenfield (Massachusetts) People’s Budget (GPB) group. From GPB: For the last few months, the Greenfield People’s Budget group has had a meetup of care providers concerned about policing in care provision. (State Senator) Jo Comerford asked us for a petition… Read More »Actions for Racial JusticeRead More