The only justice we get is the justice we fight for.
Before you call: sign the following petitions and if you’re willing, record one of your calls for their video.
Contacts for targeted officials:
- Mayor Jacob Frey’s office: (612) 673 - 2100
- Hennepin County Attorney Michael Freeman: 612-673-3074, firstname.lastname@example.org, Freeman is the local prosecutor who has the power to arrest and charge the four police officers responsible for the murder of George Floyd.
- Hennepin County Managing Attorneys
- Alan Harris, Adult Prosecution Division, (612) 348 - 5561
- Theresa Couri, Community Engagement Division
- Jean Burdorf, Special Litigation Division, (612) 348 - 5527
- Lolita Ulloa, Victim Services Division & Civil Deputy (612) 348 - 5073
- Andy LeFevour, Community Prosecution Division & Criminal Deputy, (612) 348 - 9952
- Office of Minneapolis city council member Jeremiah Ellison, ward 5: (612) 673 - 2205, no email is available but send a comment here
- Office of Minneapolis city council member Abdi Warsame, ward 6: (612) 673 - 2206, no email is available but send a comment here
- Office of Minneapolis city council member Lisa Goodman, ward 7: (612) 673 - 2207, no email is available but send a comment here
- Office of Minneapolis city council member Andrea Jenkins, ward 8: (612) 673 - 2208, no email is available but send a comment here
- Office of Minneapolis city council member Alondra Kano, ward 9: (612) 673 - 2209, no email is available but send a comment here
- Office of Minneapolis city council member Lisa Bender, ward 10: (612) 673 - 2210, no email is available but send a comment here
- Office of Minneapolis city council member Jeremy Schroeder, ward11: (612) 673 - 2211, no email is available but send a comment here
- Office of Minneapolis city council member Andrew Johnson, ward 12: (612) 673 - 2212, no email is available but send a comment here
- Office of Minneapolis city council member Linea Palmisano, ward 13: (612) - 673 - 2213, no email is available but send a comment here
- Hennepin County Commissioners
Hello, my name is [your name here] and I am calling as an advocate on behalf of George Floyd and his community. First and foremost, I want to condemn the police officers responsible for murdering Mr. Floyd and the members of law enforcement who escalated violence against peaceful protests honoring his memory Tuesday evening and Wednesday.
I have heard the demands put forth by organizers which I am calling to uplift:
- One, the city must arrest and prosecute the four police officers (Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, Tou Thao, and J. Alexander Kueng) as they would any other people responsible for perpetrating hate crimes. Firing them is the first step, but it is simply not enough.
- Two, the city must take active steps to decarcerate its government. Firing murderous cops will never change the fact that policing and incarceration are designed to oppress black and brown bodies. The Minneapolis Police Department must be defunded during the special budget session and instead invest in community programs that will reduce the degree of violence in Minneapolis. Get cops out of black neighborhoods. Get cops out of our cities.
George Floyd should be alive today, and all cops involved must be held accountable for his murder, in order to get justice for his family and prevent this brutality and violence from happening again.
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Minneapolis Police Administration (MPD functions under a decentralized command structure with one Assistant Chief, three Deputy Chiefs, and five Precinct Commanders (Inspectors)), 350 South 5th Street, Room 130, Minneapolis, MN 55415
- Chief of Police Medaria Arradondo, (612) 673 - 2735
- Assistant Chief, Mike Kjos, (612) 673 - 2735, 350 South 5th Street, reports directly to the chief and oversees other bureau chiefs
- Patrol Division, Deputy Chief of Patrol Kathy Waite, (612) 673 - 3292, oversees patrol operations of the city’s five police precincts
- Chief of Staff, Art Knight, (612) 673 - 2735, the connection between the MPD and communities it serves
- Professional Standards Bureau, Deputy Chief Henry Halvorson, (612) - 673 - 2735, oversight includes internal affairs division and field training officer programs
- 3rd Precinct Inspector Sean McGinty, (612) 673 - 5703, the four officers who murdered George Floyd were employed at this precinct
- Office of Hennepin County Sheriff David Hutchinson, (612) 348 - 3744, email@example.com, 350 S 5th Street, Room 6, Minneapolis, MN 55415
- MPD Internal Affairs: (612) 673 - 3074, a recording will say you can’t leave a message, press O# to transfer to the operator, there will be another recording directing you to call elsewhere but WAIT and it should allow you to leave a message on this line as well
- Bureau of Criminal Apprehension: (651) 793 - 7000, the bureau is handling the investigation, if you can wait on hold for 10 minutes they may claim to be a neutral party not affiliated with the MPD but you can encourage them to press criminal charges
- Police Officers Federation (Union) of Minneapolis: (612) 768 - 8444, 1811 University Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
- Office of police conduct review: (612) 673 - 5500, more information below’
Hello, my name is [your name here] and I am calling as an advocate on behalf of George Floyd and his community. First and foremost, I want to condemn the four police officers responsible for murdering Mr. Floyd and the members of law enforcement who escalated violence against peaceful protests honoring his memory Tuesday evening and Wednesday.
I demand action for the murder of George Floyd -- Minneapolis Police officers must be held accountable now and in the future to ensure this never happens again. George Floyd should be alive today, and all cops involved must face consequences for his murder, in order to get justice for George’s family and prevent this brutality and violence from happening again.
Donate to Organizations
MPLS Organizations (Please consider donating if you can)
- CUAPB’s overriding goal is to create a climate of resistance to abuse of authority by police organizations and to empower local people with a structure that can take on police brutality and actually bring it to an end.
- A participatory, horizontally-organized effort by local organizers, researchers, artists and activists to shift the discussion of police violence in Minneapolis from one of procedural reforms to one of meaningful structural change.
- Black-led, queer & trans-centered organization
- They’re supporting on the ground protesters with supplies and focus on large scale, long-term changes to for Black and collective liberation.
- A donor will match $2000 in donations to the Black Visions Collective
- To donate:
- Donate via Black Visions’ website at bit.ly/supportBlackVisions
- Email Robin at firstname.lastname@example.org to let them know the amount you donated.
- Robin will email you with confirmation when your donation has been matched.
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- Organizing to divest from MPD and live in a police-free world
- They are a police abolition group with a particular focus on shifting municipal budgets away from the carceral state and towards truly needed social services
- The Squad’s Joint Fund: Black Vision Collective & Reclaim the Block
- The Squad (Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) are trying to raise $50,000 for Black Vision Collective and Reclaim the Block
- They will split your donation evenly between the two organizations
- Provides direct bail for people arrested while protesting
- 5 protesters have been arrested so far, but there will likely be more (especially with the curfew)
- A decentralized nonprofit media collective covering social and environmental justice issues
- They produce live streams of political rallies and protests and are funded by viewer donations.
- Offers direct financial support to young women and trans & non-binary folks, prioritizing BIPOC
- Works in alliance with mainstream and anti-authoritarian agencies to create safe and healthy events and supports community wellbeing in protests.
- Originally an effort to get fresh food to healthcare workers during the Covid crisis, this has been expanded to help feed the ongoing street resistance that has started in Minneapolis and is spreading throughout the metro area.
- Amplifies and makes visible the voices of Black immigrants in Minnesota.
- An intentional space centering the lives of Black immigrants to build on their power toward their collective liberation.
- Aims to unite Latinxs in Minnesota in active grassroots communal democracy that builds racial, gender, social and economic justice across community lines.
- A Native American non-profit organization advocating and advancing a message of success, well-being, and justice.
- With a high regard for education, MIGIZI places emphasis on improving the profile for American Indian students through four programs: Native Academy, Native Youth Futures, First Person Productions, and Green Jobs Pathway.
Educate Yourself & Others
- A handful of resources for people interested in building a police-free future:
- The MPD150 Report (text and audio): https://mpd150.com/report/overview/…
- Notes on work happening right now in MPLS: https://mpd150.com/post-exhibit-resources-notes-and-next-steps/…
- A list of readings and tools: https://mpd150.com/resources/
Information on police misconduct in Minneapolis:
- (training resources, books, films, articles, podcasts, videos, websites, social media, other organizations)