There have been several protest rallies around the country. Today the RTP motorcycle community is having a bike ride/rally in honor of Trayvon.
Bikers will meet up at Sams Club on South Saunders street at 12:30pm and ride to the courthouse downtown Raleigh on Fayetteville Street. This will be a peaceful rally and all are welcome. With black hoodies and skittles in hand let your voice be heard today.
There are other ways you can get involved as well:
- Register to vote and go vote! If you are eligible to vote and not registered. GO REGISTER! Elected officials create and approve policy. We need to make sure that our vote is counted.
- Get educated and involved. The Hip Hop Caucus, NAACP, National Action Network, IMPACTand countless other organizations have local chapters where you can educate yourself on state laws, legislation and their impact on communities and everyday people. These organizations also have community-based programs that hold elected officials accountable. They help communities organize to make sure their voices are heard and respected by local, state and federal elected officials and government agencies. Get connected. Feel free to contact me to learn how you can become active in your local community.
- Show up in DC on August 24. This year our nation will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. We want you to be there to support this movement. We need you to be in the number so we can make a mighty statement to our elected officials and the world. We want them to know we will not tolerate any kind of injustice and we know that it does still exist. Get more information on the march.
- Give to the Trayvon Martin Foundation. Russell Simmons, the NAACP, IMPACT and many other organizations are encouraging us to support the Trayvon Martin Foundation’s work by donating. The mission of the foundation is to:
- Assist surviving families who grieve and suffer after tragically losing a loved one
- Advocate for crime victims and their families
- Help amend the Stand Your Ground law in Florida and other states with this or similar laws
- Educate young people on conflict resolution techniques
- Increase public awareness against all forms of profiling