Ways To Help The Racial Justice Movement During COVID-19

Posted on: 24 September 2020

The racial justice movement is a movement that has been a long time in the making. And if you are a person that cares about this movement and wants to be involved, you may be wondering what you can do, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This pandemic has put a damper on the efforts of many to get the point across and to affect real change. And you might feel as though you cannot fully participate in the movement because of worries about contracting COVID-19 or restrictions put on gatherings and the like. However, there are steps you can take to show your support and help the racial justice movement in spite of COVID-19. Get to know some of these ways, and you can get started right away. 

Donate to a Racial Justice Nonprofit

One of the ways you can help the racial justice movement is to make a racial justice nonprofit donation. These donations go towards the efforts to affect change in legislation, budgets, policy and the like. These donations also help to fund marches and the like to help with getting the message across to as many people as possible. 

Make a donation to organizations like the ACLU or the Equal Justice Initiative among many others, and you will be helping the movement more than you realize, even if the donation is not particularly large. 

You could opt to make a one-time donation to a single organization or spread out your donations in smaller amounts monthly to a few different organizations. If you make monthly donations, you can be sure that you are helping the movement in the long-term instead of a one-time cash influx. Organizations often appreciate continued donations as the movement continues to need money even after the marches and protests are out of the public limelight. 

Sign Petitions Online and Contact Officials

Petitions are an important part of the racial justice movement as well. Many nonprofits that you can make donations to also circulate petitions or ask people to contact senators and other officials about policy changes, laws under review, and legislation. 

Adding your signature to these petitions or writing an email message to elected officials will only take you a few minutes out of your day and can make a major difference. Elected officials should and often do pay attention when their constituents reach out (especially in large numbers).  This is a quick and easy way to help the racial justice movement without having to go out and worry about COVID-19. 

Now that you have a few ideas of ways to help the racial justice movement during COVID-19, you can get started and do your part for the movement.