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Mobilization for Justice Statement on the Murder of Tyre Nichols

Mobilization for Justice mourns the senseless loss of Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man murdered by five Memphis Police Department officers earlier this month. We send our sincerest condolences to Nichols’ family, friends, and community.  The images released are harrowing, agonizing, and defy humanity with 23 minutes passing by before Nichols received medical attention. This …

Statement on MLK Day January 16, 2023

On Monday, we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his profound contributions to justice and equity in the U.S. and around the world. King famously once said that “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” At Mobilization for Justice, we take King’s words and work to heart. When …

MFJ Statement on Recent Violence

It is unfortunate and with despair that we again are compelled to write another statement condemning hate-filled violence in 21st Century America. This past weekend there was  an attack on the LGBTQIA+ community in Club Q in Colorado Springs, where five people were murdered by a lone gunman in his early 20s; two men in …

Cause for Celebration

Kentaji Brown Jackson has been sworn in as the first Black woman and public defender to join the U.S. Supreme Court. This is a huge victory for our country, but especially for underrepresented and underserved communities. Of course our nation still has vast progress to make towards equality and justice. The Supreme Court has recently …

Statement on Recent Gun Violence

The horrors seem endless. Yesterday, a man with a gun entered an elementary school classroom, murdered at least 19 children and two adults, and injured several others. Last weekend, another man with a gun entered a church, murdered one person, and injured five others. We mourn the horrific and tragic loss of lives cut short …

Statement on Roe v. Wade

We are appalled by today’s Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. Bodily autonomy and medical privacy are some of the most basic human rights. The right to terminate an unwanted pregnancy is an essential means of exercising these rights. The obliteration of legal abortion nationwide will not end abortion nationwide. It will only make …

Racist Massacre in Buffalo

On Saturday, a white man who held white supremacist beliefs fired an assault weapon in a Black neighborhood grocery store in Buffalo, New York, murdering at least 10 people and injuring several others, almost all Black. We mourn the horrific and tragic loss of lives cut short, and send our condolences to the families, friends, …

Statement on Amir Locke charges

Today, the State of Minnesota refused to file criminal charges against the police officers who killed Amir Locke. Amir was shot and killed when police officers used a no-knock warrant to storm the apartment where he was staying. Amir was not a suspect in the investigation related to the warrant. He had done nothing wrong. …

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