SEEKING THE REDISTRIBUTION OF POWER FOR EQUAL ACCESS TO JUSTICE, HEALTHCARE AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
21 PILLARS FOR REDEFINING PUBLIC SAFETY and RESTORING COMMUNITY TRUST
Policing in America has always been the entry into the criminal justice system. A system which has clear links to slavery, Black Codes and Jim Crows laws, now looks like police brutality and mass incarceration. For some, policing in America has never been synonymous to public safety—the bold idea that all people should feel safe in their homes and communities. Download the Toolkit from the National Urban League.
BUILDING HEALTHIER, MORE EQUITABLE COMMUNITIES (BHEC)
Thanks to the Reinvestment Fund and funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the Urban League of Essex County is a member of the BHEC-Newark Task Force, which is a group of organizations and like-minded people who believe in the initiative that aims to address the social determinants of health through changes to the environment and the community investment system in selected New Jersey cities, including support for efforts around equitable recovery from the current health and economic crisis.
THE LEWIS LATIMER PLAN
The National Urban League, working with other civil rights organizations and public policy experts, commissioned The Lewis Latimer Plan for Digital Equity and Inclusion, a detailed and comprehensive agenda to reach these four major goals and erase several persistent and dangerous gaps.
#SAYTHEWORD - REPARATIONS
The Urban League of Essex County is proud to be one of the supporting organizations of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice's #SayTheWord campaign. Join us as we fight to pass a Reparations Task Force in New Jersey so we will be accountable for making amends. California was the first state, so let's be the second.