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Wednesday, December 10, 2014 02:50 PM

We too must speak louder than words and take more action — to change more hearts and minds and fight even harder for the policies and practices that make statements such as this one obsolete.

We urge you to:

·Join the March Against Police Violence in Washington, called by the National Action Network, on Saturday December 13th, 10:30am;

·Organize and participate in peaceful protests in cities across the nation;

·Attend public meetings in your city or town to show your support or share your experience with elected officials; and

·Create your own actions for change in person and online — at home, at school, at work, in the corridors of power, and in places of worship.

Everyone, everywhere in our nation can do more to end racism and racial injustice. Everyone, from the Department of Justice that must do more to deliver justice for the Brown and Garner families to the high school principal who could do more to engage and educate students about racism and the need for justice.

Even those of us who have devoted our lives to this cause need to redouble our efforts to reach out to more people — including those people who are on the wrong side of this issue.

If we as a nation are to end racism and racial injustice once and for all, everyone must be part of an ongoing and sustainable process of change — a process that builds on all the progress we’ve made, a process that aims to recruit everyone, and a process with the specific mission of delivering lived equality, justice, and freedom for all.

American Civil Liberties Union

Believe Out Loud

Brethren Mennonite Council for LGBT

The BiCast

BiNet USA

Bisexual Organizing Project

Bisexual Leadership Roundtable

Bisexual Resource Center

Campus Pride

CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers

Center For Black Equity

COLAGE

Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals

Equality Federation

Family Equality Council

The Fellowship Global (Pastor Joseph Tolton)

The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries (Bishop Yvette Flunder)

Freedom to Marry

Gay Men’s Health Crisis

GLAAD

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders

GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality

Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network

Harvey Milk Foundation

Higher Education T* Circle Advisory Board

Human Rights Campaign

International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission

Lambda Legal

MAP

Marriage Equality USA

More Light Presbyterians

National Black Justice Coalition

National Center for Lesbian Rights

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs

National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

National LGBTQ Task Force

National Minority AIDS Council

The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA)

Nehirim

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates

PFLAG National

Pride at Work, AFL-CIO

The Pride Network

Reconciling Ministries Network

SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders)

Trans People of Color Coalition

The Trevor Project

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