Barack Obama Sends a Powerful Message Promoting ‘Real Change’
Former POTUS Barack Obama is promoting the real change America needs.
As Americans rally for change of racial equality, Barack Obama has sent a hopeful message and is inviting the country to be part of the turning point that can end racial injustice. Obama writes about not just raising awareness and protesting, but how voting can impact communities as well. Elected officials such as district and state attorneys and mayors are elected positions in government that have a big significance on the criminal justice system. However, voting for this level of government is remarkably low. With the aforementioned elected positions requiring hundreds to a few thousand votes, Obama promotes a balance of protest and politics for those who can act on civil rights reform.
I wrote out some thoughts on how to make this moment a real turning point to bring about real change––and pulled together some resources to help young activists sustain the momentum by channeling their energy into concrete action. https://t.co/jEczrOeFdv
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 1, 2020
In his hopeful message, Obama encourages readers to be the change we want to see. “If we want our criminal justice system, and American society at large, to operate on a higher ethical code, then we have to model that code ourselves,” Obama writes on his medium platform.
My statement on the death of George Floyd: pic.twitter.com/Hg1k9JHT6R
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 29, 2020
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights has provided a toolkit through the Policing Campaign (formed by Barack Obama during his presidency) with tips and helpful resources on how to identify and effectively act on the change we all want to see in our communities. Click here to learn more about the toolkit.