In response to the sustained and increasingly visible violence against Black communities in the U.S. and globally, a collective of more than 50 organizations representing thousands of Black people from across the country have come together with renewed energy and purpose to articulate a common vision and agenda.In response to this mandate, the Movement for Black Lives Policy Table engaged in a year long process of convening local and national groups to create a United Front. The result of its collective efforts is this platform. In addition to the groups in the United Front, it has also engaged people. It has received feedback from hundreds of people through surveys, national calls, organizational membership, engaged dozens of other organizations, researchers, and other individuals for their insights and expertise to begin developing a framework for shared policy priorities. It does not include every policy Black people should be working on, but elevates those for which there was shared energy and action in this political moment.
End the War on Black People
We demand an end to the named and unnamed wars on Black people – including the criminalization, incarceration, and killing of our people.
We demand reparations for harms inflicted on Black people: from colonialism to slavery through food & housing redlining, mass incarceration, & surveillance.
We demand investments in the education, health, and safety of Black people, instead of investments in the criminalizing, caging, and harming of Black people.
We demand economic justice for all and a reconstruction of the economy to ensure Black communities have collective ownership, not merely access.