In the honor of Martin Luther King Day we thought we should put together a list of our favorite causes to donate to here in the US.

Shivan Durbal • 9 months ago

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” – Martin Luther King

Here are 3 causes we are committed to donating to on January 17th, Martin Luther King day.

Black Girls Code

As a company who values diversity in the workplace, this one is a no-brainer. Black Girls Code is aiming to close the opportunity gap for Black women and girls. By introducing Black girls to skills in the tech sector with programs built around honing skills in areas such as robotics, mobile app design, game design, AI, web design and more. Black Girls Code is helping to build the ground work for Black girls and women to become creators and builders in the Tech industry. 

Donate at https://www.blackgirlscode.com/donate/

Communities United Against Policy Brutality

There’s no denying that police brutality has been and continues to be a serious problem in the United States. Communities Against Policy Brutality takes on police brutality in a few ways; advocacy, political action, and education. 

CUAPB provides assistance to those impacted by acts of police brutality with a 24-hour crisis line (612-874-STOP) that can be used to report abuse with crisis responders who will investigate, take photos & statements, and offer assistance. They also aim to help by providing legal, medical, and psychological referrals as well as influencing media outlets to bring awareness and make sure victims stories are told.

They organize rally’s and protests with hopes to bring about change in laws, policies, practices, and demand justice in certain cases. 

CUAPB provides educational resources via the Know Your Rights training which aims to give community members the tools they need to safely interact with law enforcement officers. 

Donate at https://www.paypal.com/donate/?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=75LYWNVLY5GTY

American Civil Liberties Union

The ACLU Racial Justice Program’s aim is to keep safe the constitutionally guaranteed rights to those who have continually been denied their rights on the basis of race.

They work in the courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve rights and liberties such as disability rights, free speech, voting rights, religious freedom, reproductive rights guaranteed to everyone in this country by our Constitution and laws.

When you donate the the ACLU you are helping protect the rights of immigrants and refugees, helping to preserve voting rights, defending attacks against reproductive healthcare, fighting for LGBTQ equality, and much more.

Donate at https://www.aclu.org/issues/racial-justice

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