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  Development Team · [email protected]
February 29, 2024 at 9:11 PM

February newsletter for you!

Black History Month and more... DONATE Dear Friend,    We hope you've enjoyed February and Black History Month! Sharing our February Newsletter with you. Our team hit the ground running this year, so we hope you'll take a moment to scroll through what we've been up to.   Looking for a way to celeb…
  Development Team · [email protected]
December 30, 2023 at 5:08 PM

Why wait?

Do good now. DONATE Dear Friend,   Tomorrow, a whole lot of people are going to wake up and resolve to make a change. Most of us want to do better for ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities.    But here’s what I need you to know: you don’t need to wait for a new year's resolution. You can …
  Development Team · [email protected]
December 18, 2023 at 8:31 PM

The 3 fights we’re taking on in 2024

Will you join us? DONATE Dear Friend,    I’ll be frank, next year’s election is going to take everything we have. We’re taking on threats and battles as they arise from now until the election in November, but we can’t do it without your help…   Can you make a gift this year-end to support our upco…
  Development Team · [email protected]
November 28, 2023 at 2:20 PM

Our people are our power

Can you support them? DONATE Happy Giving Tuesday Advancement Project Family!   On this annual celebration of global generosity, we’re honoring our people at Advancement Project.   Our people are our power. They are our brilliance. They are our inspiration. They are our north star. They are our g…
  Katherine Dunn · [email protected]
October 19, 2023 at 2:00 PM

Check out our New Updated #AssaultAt Report

DONATE Dear Friends,  Did you know that since 2011, over 85% of students who have been assaulted by police in schools were Black young people? Or that police assaults have steadily increased over time?  Advancement Project and Alliance for Educational Justice have released our updated report, #As…
  Advancement Project · [email protected]
October 17, 2023 at 2:05 PM

There's still time to do a Waffle Lotta Good!

Every waffle cone at Ben and Jerry’s supports Advancement Project! DONATE DONATE   Today’s the last day to do a Waffle Lotta Good!   Some of our DC staff couldn’t wait to grab ice cream for a good cause–and you still have a chance too! Now through today, Ben and Jerry’s is donating $1 from every…
  Judith Browne Dianis · [email protected]
October 3, 2023 at 12:30 PM

Let’s do a Waffle Lotta Good!

Now through Oct. 17, every waffle cone supports Advancement Project! DONATE DONATE   Let’s Do A Waffle Lotta Good! Our vision of racial justice just got sweeter!  Now through October 17, Ben and Jerry’s is donating $1 from every waffle cone purchased in Scoop Shops to Advancement Project!  We’re…
  Judith Browne Dianis · [email protected]
July 19, 2023 at 5:01 PM

Celebrating Our 2022 Achievements – Thanks to You!

Let's celebrate the meaningful strides we've taken together in 2022! DONATE DONATE     I hope this message finds you well! As we unveil our 2022 Annual Report, we want to express our profound gratitude once more and celebrate your invaluable role in our journey. Click here to read our new interac…
  Judith Browne Dianis · [email protected]
June 27, 2023 at 8:00 PM

Supreme Court Decides Moore v. Harper

Read on to understand what this victory means for our communities. DONATE DONATE    Black and Brown voters just won a huge victory in the Supreme Court!  In the case in question, Moore v. Harper, North Carolina state legislators sought unchecked authority to set rules for voting and elections wi…
  Judith Browne Dianis · [email protected]
June 19, 2023 at 6:00 PM

Juneteenth: Celebrating Black joy, Black pride, and Black liberation

This Juneteenth, remember our history, share in our celebration, and stand with us as we continue the journey towards full liberation DONATE DONATE    Today, we commemorate Juneteenth, honoring the day our Black ancestors took a huge step forward in the journey from slavery towards freedom in Am…
  Judith Browne Dianis · [email protected]
June 13, 2023 at 10:16 PM

Moore v. Harper & Other SCOTUS Cases to Watch This Summer

Unpacking Critical SCOTUS Cases: The implications of the landmark rulings this summer DONATE DONATE    This year’s Supreme Court decisions will have a major impact on communities of color.  In last week’s ruling, Allen v. Milligan (formerly Merrill v. Milligan), the Supreme Court ruled Alabama’s…
  Judith Browne Dianis · [email protected]
May 17, 2023 at 8:52 PM

Brown vs Board Anniversary: Reflecting on Our Journey and Envisioning the Future

Commemorating a Journey of Progress and Persistence DONATE DONATE     Today marks the 69th anniversary of the groundbreaking Brown vs Board of Education Supreme Court decision that ended legal segregation of public schools. While this decision opened possibilities for a just and equal public edu…
  Katherine Dunn · [email protected]
April 26, 2023 at 8:50 PM

TODAY: Demand #PoliceFreeSchools in Wisconsin

Stand with WI students to STOP AB 69 DONATE DONATE  Young Black students and other students of color in our communities deserve safe and welcoming schools.  But right now, state legislators in Wisconsin are considering passing a bill, AB69, which would do the opposite. Instead of providing stud…
  Judith Browne Dianis · [email protected]
April 24, 2023 at 7:10 PM

TAKE ACTION: Help students fight for #PoliceFreeSchools

Help shape safe, supportive schools for all students. DONATE DONATE    All across the nation, states are pushing to increase funding to add more police in school—despite little to no evidence that police improve school safety for young people. Our recent analysis with the Alliance for Educationa…
  Judith Browne Dianis · [email protected]
April 17, 2023 at 5:01 PM

Help Advancement Project Win a Webby Award for "How Cops Get Off" Video Series 🏆

Cast your vote before April 20th! DONATE DONATE   We are excited to share the news that Advancement Project's eye-opening video series, "How Cops Get Off", has been nominated for a Webby Award in the Public Service category! This prestigious honor is presented by the International Academy of D…
  Advancement Project Team · [email protected]
March 31, 2023 at 8:30 PM

Celebrating Women's History Month: Paving the Way for Police-Free Communities

Honoring the trailblazing women who've paved the way for racial equity and police-free communities. DONATE DONATE     As we celebrate Women's History Month, we recognize the vital role that women have played in shaping our world and advancing social justice. At Advancement Project, our mission t…
  Katherine Dunn, Program Director · [email protected]
February 14, 2023 at 9:19 PM

TAKE ACTION: Help students in Alexandria, VA fight for holistic supports not police

Students in Alexandria, VA need to reach their signature goal by Thursday. DONATE DONATE   Schools are a microcosm of our society and just like in our communities police and policing will not make our schools safer. In order to thrive, our students deserve investment in holistic supports—not sec…
  Judith Browne Dianis, Executive Director · [email protected]
February 7, 2023 at 7:23 PM


We cannot reform the Police! DONATE DONATE  [URGENT] DIGITAL DAY OF RESISTANCE #NoJusticeInJPA#DefundThePoliceTyre Nichols should be here. Instead, a month ago, he was brutally assaulted by the Memphis Police Department and three days later lost his life due to those injuries.   Safety and justi…
  Advancement Project Team · [email protected]
January 30, 2023 at 7:25 PM

DC Community – Join us for a screening of academy nominated "Time"

Kick off Black History Month with a screening & discussion with Fox and Rob Richardson. DONATE DONATE   Fox Richardson spent the last two decades campaigning for the release of her husband, Rob G. Richardson, who was serving a 60-year prison sentence for a robbery they both committed in the …
  Judith Browne Dianis · [email protected]
January 16, 2023 at 5:01 PM

MLK Day: Building "Units of Power"

Continuing to organize and build power through community organizing! DONATE DONATE   We are celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. not just as a Civil Rights leader but also as an organizer working to realize a vision of building power for Black communities to be free! In his words, "T…
  Advancement Project · [email protected]
January 9, 2023 at 3:00 PM

Looking towards the year ahead

Happy New Year! DONATE DONATE   Happy New Year! New year, same mission. Looking ahead to 2023, we are ready to stand in our power to build a future for all of us. We will continue to fight for investments in our schools, our communities, and to dismantle all systems that are actively working t…
  Laila Al-Soulaiman, Advancement Project · [email protected]
December 31, 2022 at 5:01 PM

What we're fighting for

Shining the brightest light we have. DONATE DONATE   The greatest allies that injustice has are silence, darkness, and indifference. That’s why so much of the fight for equality depends on lifting up our voices. It’s why we shine the brightest light we can on the hidden structures that harm our…
  Judith Browne Dianis, Executive Director · [email protected]
December 30, 2022 at 11:00 PM

Two more days before the new year!

Can we count on you to help us gear up for bigger wins? Did you see my previous email? We went big in 2022 to build the future we want to see! BUT we are not done yet—there are two days left before the year closes, and we need you to help us reach our fundraising goals so we can go harder and win b…
  Advancement Project · [email protected]
December 30, 2022 at 3:00 PM

Education is a racial justice issue

Donate to support education justice for all. DONATE DONATE   In Montgomery County, MD, school officials decided to bring armed police officers back into their schools. We stood with Young People for Progress and MoCo Students Against Brutality, as well as Racial Justice Now! to sound the alarm …
  Judith Browne Dianis, Executive Director · [email protected]
December 28, 2022 at 5:00 PM

Advancement Project didn't play in 2022

See all of our major wins and highlights of the year. DONATE DONATE  We're closing out 2022 with focus, having spent the year strengthening our work for the next phase! From our team of 50 people, our grassroots partners, and supporters like you – we've been on the ground, in courthouses, state…
  Judith Browne Dianis, Executive Director · [email protected]
December 23, 2022 at 3:01 PM

YOU made our 2022 possible

Together we showed what power in community looks like. DONATE DONATE   As the year comes to a close, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on all that we've accomplished together. 2022 was all about building the future we know is possible by expanding our team and going deeper into our work acr…
  The Advancement Project Team · [email protected]
December 20, 2022 at 7:00 PM

5 Racial Justice facts to change your perspective

What did you learn? DONATE DONATE   Many people have their reasons for being involved in this fight. As the year comes to a close, we asked Advancement Project staff some racial justice facts that others may not be aware of that helped them ground themselves in the work. Here’s what came up:  1…
  Katherine Dunn, Program Director, Opportunity to Learn · [email protected]
December 13, 2022 at 5:30 PM

End Police Violence Against Children in Schools

Read our report and donate to support Black students. DONATE DONATE    Here’s the vision: Schools where Black students, and all students of color, walk the hallways feeling safe … instead of being made to feel like criminals walking past armed cops, who arrest and assault their friends.  School…
  Judith Browne Dianis, Executive Director · [email protected]
December 7, 2022 at 6:10 PM

Join us as we exclaim - Black Girls deserve to thrive

Make a commitment to them today by joining us in this important and urgent work. DONATE DONATE   Black girls deserve to thrive. They deserve freedom and opportunity. They deserve joy.  And we know that when Black girls are supported when they have access to the quality education they deserve, t…
  The Advancement Project Team · [email protected]
November 29, 2022 at 11:01 PM

We’ve got something for everyone on your list

You’ll show you care about somebody in your life and demonstrate your commitment to social justice. DONATE DONATE   We all have that person on our holiday list that’s hard to shop for. Rather than getting them something they might not love, why not get them a gift that gives back and shows thei…
  The Advancement Project Team · [email protected]
November 29, 2022 at 4:31 PM

[Swag Sale] Give the gift of social justice this Giving Tuesday

Your purchase will help power Advancement Project campaigns all across the country. DONATE DONATE This Giving Tuesday,give the gift of social justice: Mug to drink your favorite cozy drink from $35  T-shirt to wear to the next march in your community $35  Tote to show your Advancement Project…
  Judith Browne Dianis, Executive Director · [email protected]
November 11, 2022 at 5:01 PM

We didn’t turn out for any party, we turned out for ourselves

We are the ones building power for our communities, PERIOD — DONATE DONATE   There’s a historic argument made every election after any disappointment in the polls that it was due to low turnout of Black voters or other voters of color. When we don’t turn out in record numbers, we’re blamed for …
  Advancement Project · [email protected]
November 1, 2022 at 5:31 PM

How do you align with Gen Z Voters?

Politicians can't afford to ignore Gen Z voters! DONATE DONATE   As we see young Black, Indigenous, and other voters of color slowly become the majority, we will see these voters playing a greater influence in the outcome of our elections, especially in swing states across the county.  Often ig…
  Judith Browne Dianis, Executive Director · [email protected]
October 13, 2022 at 4:31 PM

Fund Us, Defund the Police

Act now and tell the Congress to stop more police funding. DONATE DONATE   Militarized policing continues to result in the harassment, incarceration, and even murder of Black people. Despite this, we are continuing to see calls for more spending on police at a national level. We cannot pass leg…
  Judith Browne Dianis · [email protected]
September 20, 2022 at 4:30 PM

They wont stop us from building POWER!

Americans are being purged from voter rolls — and may not even realize it. DONATE DONATE   When states pass laws like Georgia's S.B 202 or Florida's S.B 90, both of which restrict voting access to make it nearly impossible for Black and Latinx voters to cast their ballots, we are not surprised.…
  Judith Browne Dianis | Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
September 15, 2022 at 4:00 PM

BIG News from Advancement Project!

We're excited to announce this exciting new chapter for our organization. DONATE DONATE   I’m writing to share some big Advancement Project news: Starting today, our two offices are entering a new and exciting chapter.   For more than 20 years, Advancement Project National Office and Advancemen…
  Judith Browne Dianis, Executive Director · [email protected]
September 7, 2022 at 7:00 PM

Criminalizing care: Georgia’s line relief ban hurts our communities

Does providing line relief cause voter fraud? DONATE DONATE   New State Laws Hit Voters of Color HardestIn Georgia last month, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia denied our motion to suspend the line relief ban in SB 202—which prohibits communities from provid…
  Judith Browne Dianis, Executive Director · [email protected]
August 9, 2022 at 2:00 PM

A world beyond policing is possible

Together we can re-imagine public safety. DONATE DONATE We know that the only way to stop police violence is to make significant public investments in people—not police.   If we want to find true justice, we need to develop new models of safety. For our people and communities to thrive we need …
  Judith Browne Dianis, Executive Director · [email protected]
July 19, 2022 at 2:00 PM

Fund a new vision of safety!

Together, we can hold cops accountable and work toward true justice. DONATE DONATE We will keep saying it: cops go free because they are protected. That’s how our system works and has always worked.  When it comes to justice, real justice... it will never come from our criminal legal system, it…
  Judith Browne Dianis, Executive Director · [email protected]
July 8, 2022 at 2:00 PM

Our laws protect cops, not our communities

It's been said that no one's above the law. Cops usually are. DONATE DONATE After every high-profile police shooting where a cop didn’t get indicted or convicted, our board member Jesse Williams and I would get together and ask: how did this cop get off? We knew we weren’t alone. Seeing Black …
  Liyah Brown, Program Director, Justice Project · [email protected]
June 27, 2022 at 3:21 PM

Cops need to be held accountable, not protected

Keeping our communities safe requires more than police or policing. DONATE DONATE Two years after the murder of George Floyd and more than seven years after the death of Michael Brown, our communities are still being targeted and murdered by police with few if any consequences. Have you ever w…
  Jesse Williams, Board Member · [email protected]
June 23, 2022 at 2:00 PM

[WATCH] How Cops Get Off

The truth behind how cops control the narrative in Hollywood & the media. DONATE DONATE For Black people, it isn’t a matter of if but when the next incident of police brutalizing a Black person will be trending across social media or aired on the news. Cops have targeted, beat, and killed …
  Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
August 25, 2021 at 6:50 PM

Right now, our democracy decides the future of voting rights.

Our communities have done enough research, participated in enough hearings, and produced enough reports on voter suppression to understand this: our nation is experiencing the most vicious backlash against voting rights we have experienced in decades. The voting rights of Black and Brown people …
  Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
July 16, 2021 at 9:30 PM

Tomorrow we honor John Lewis’ voting rights legacy

Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of the passing of John Lewis, a civil rights giant who tirelessly worked to advance voting rights for people of color.         Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of the passing of John Lewis, a civil rights g…
  Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
June 25, 2021 at 10:04 PM

The fight for voting rights has just begun.

This month, we are gearing up for a summer of activism and have already begun the hard work of turning up the heat on Congress.         Eight years ago today, the Supreme Court significantly weakened the Voting Rights Act in the infamous Shelby v. Holder …
  Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
June 19, 2021 at 2:04 PM

Juneteenth, Its Legacy, and the Fight for Freedom

Juneteenth has grown into a national holiday—offering us all an opportunity to reflect on America’s Black liberation movement. The holiday is a reminder to recommit ourselves to the fight for emancipation from all forms of racist domination.          Toda…
  Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
June 17, 2021 at 5:11 PM

We’re turning up the heat on voting rights this summer

The “Blackest Bus in America” will travel from Jackson, Mississippi to Washington, DC from June 19 – June 26, 2021.         Summer is upon us and we’re turning up the heat on Congress to pass federal legislation strengthening voting rights. How are we doi…
  Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
June 11, 2021 at 7:00 PM

Join Us RIGHT NOW in the Fight Against Voter Suppression

This gathering will feature leaders in the fight against voter suppression, all sharing necessary tools to combat trending voter suppression bills and encourage voter participation.         There’s a wave of voter disenfranchisement bills sweeping the co…
  Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
June 9, 2021 at 7:21 PM

Meet our team for lunch on Friday!

        Dear Friend,  This month, we’re marking the one-year anniversary of last summer’s uprisings by coming together for kinship, learning, and reflection. Will you join us?  You’re invited to an exclusive Lunch and Learn event with the Campaigns Team…
  Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
June 2, 2021 at 8:02 PM

June is filled with PRIDE and cultural celebration.

        This month, we honor the diversity of this country. For Immigrant Heritage Month, we celebrate those who make America, America. We reject the idea that migrants cannot call the United States home. We refuse to let the politics of fear and divis…