Join Yandy Smith, Kristen Scott, Tamika Mallory, and Others in the Juneteenth Drive to Justice
The Arc of Justice, founded by Kirsten John Foy, is organizing motorcades in 33 cities across the country June 19th to demand both the prosecution of cops who have claimed innocent lives and legislation to prevent further devastation.
The Juneteenth Drive to Justice aims to demand transparency in policing, police discipline and oversight, demilitarization of the police, and effective training and protocols. The Arc of Justice uses non-violent direct action, mass communication, community engagement, and peaceful civil disobedience in response to crises caused by the government, corporations, individuals, or policies. It aims to prevent gun violence, end mass incarceration, empower voters, and much more.
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🚨🚨🚨#JUNETEENTHDRIVETOJUSTICE🚨🚨🚨 what will you be doing in Friday, June 19th❓If you’re NOT DRIVINGTOJUSTICE you’re rolling backwards‼️ ORGANIZE A MOTORCADE IN YOUR CITY TO LIFT THE NAMES OF #STOLENLIVES #DEMANDPROSECUTIONSOFKILLERCOPS #DEMANDLEGISLATION #VOTE #CENSUS #VOTE #CENSUS #VOTE #CENSUS #FEDERALLEGISLATION OR MEET US IN DC WHILE YOU #DRIVETOJUSTICE‼️‼️ TO SIGN UP DM @kirstenjohnfoy OR @arcofjustice OR EMAIL email@example.com OR CALL 877-747-2962 OUR ANCESTORS #DROVETOFREEDOM NOW WE MUST #DRIVETOJUSTICE JOIN @yandysmith @mrskristenscott @tamikadmallory @queenyonasda @32bjseiu @mysonnenygeneral and MORE ACTIVISTS AND CELEBRITIES AND MORE‼️‼️‼️IF YOU SEE YOUR CITY SIGN UP TO DRIVE IS YOU DONT SEE YOUR CITY SIGN UP TO ORGANIZE THE DRIVE‼️‼️‼️ #georgefloyd #breonnataylor #ahmaudarbery #ericgarner #atatianajefferson #sandrabland #philandocastile #walterscott #shanteldavis #ramarleygraham #oscargrant #terrancecrutcher #heatherheyer #ninapop 😔🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬
Juneteenth is a particularly important date because it celebrates the emancipation of slaves in the United States. Although the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect on Jan 1st, 1863, slavery was still being practiced in Texas. It wasn’t until June 19th, 1865, that Major General Gordon Granger of the Union Army publicly announced that slaves in Texas were free.
Participants in the Drive to Justice include film producer Yandy Smith (@yandysmith), reality star Kristen Scott (@mrskristenscott), activist Tamika Mallory (@tamikadmallory), activist Yonasda Lonewolf (@queenyonasda), members of 32BJ SEIU, the largest property service workers union in the nation (@32bjseiu), and rapper Mysonne (@mysonnenygeneral).
“On Wednesday, June 19 of 1865, when the enslaved peoples of Texas were informed that the Civil War was over and they were free, little did they know that 155 years later, their descendants would still be subject to violence and oppression,” said Scott in a recent video posted to Instagram. “The oppression was not slavery. Instead, it was the racial violence and police murder of unarmed black women and men.”
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#DrivetoJustice Call 877-747-2962 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or dm @arcofjustice or the Co-chair – my friend – Rev Kirsten John Foy directly @kirstenjohnfoy Thanks so much to: @jessebuildsbrands @mettaworldpeace37 @netooeusqua @bigcurt42 @iamjmoon @ashley_lewistwin
If you don’t see your city listed as one of the 33 cities, contact The Arc of Justice to sign up and organize the drive in your city.