Grace Aheron

SURJ Ohio’s Transformative Organizing

This year in Georgia, we all saw what is possible when we follow the lead of visionary Black-led organizing and move critical margins of white voters to support racial and economic justice. We know these momentous wins didn’t happen overnight — decades and generations of Black-led organizing built the base that made this change possible.

Across the state of Ohio, Black-led organizations are using a similar strategy, and SURJ Ohio is moving thousands of white people to take action across the state, realize their mutual interest in racial and economic justice, invest in poor and working class communities, and work in solidarity with communities of color.

There’s a lot at stake in Ohio. The Right has gone hard organizing in rural parts of the state by targeting white voters. That has resulted in disastrous outcomes for communities of color and working class communities. Ohio has gone from being a swing state to being a state that gave Trump an even larger majority in 2020 than in 2016. While Obama won the state by a 3% margin in 2012, Trump won the state by 8.1% in 2020. Today the governorship and both houses of the state legislature are controlled by Republicans. This has meant everything from limiting the Governor’s powers to handle COVID-19 effectively to blocking emergency gun control measures at the state level. Political power held by the Right in Ohio has allowed the war on drugs to intensify, deaths from overdose to skyrocket, and state and police violence to go unchecked, especially against Black communities. From 2013 to 2019, 37% of police killings in Ohio were committed against black residents, despite black people making up just 12% of the population. In alliance with Black-led organizing, SURJ Ohio is moving a statewide strategy with poor white communities where the intersections of criminalization, incarceration, and the need for harm reduction have been the starting points for growing white support for anti-racist organizing and systemic change.

Across Ohio, from rural counties and small Appalachian towns to the cities of Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Dayton,SURJ Ohio is building a statewide organization that is centering poor and working class leadership in support of and in taking action for Black-led struggles for justice in the state.

  • Most powerful oversight board in the country. SURJ Ohio is working alongside Black communities to pass the Citizens for a Safer Cleveland ballot initiative to establish what would be the most powerful police community oversight board in the country. After years of inaction following the police murder of Tamir Rice and the federal consent decree against the Cleveland Division of Police, family members and communities are taking back control of their safety. SURJ Ohio members across Cuyahoga County are organizing phone and text banks, door knocking in strategic neighborhoods, and canvassing in key “hot spots” to collect the approximately 10,000 signatures needed for the initiative to appear in front of voters during the next election.
  • SURJ Ohio members have created a cutting-edge statewide Use of Force Monitoring Project & Database cataloging incidents of police force across Ohio. Grown from a small leadership team with the SURJ NE Ohio chapter 5 years ago, the project now covers over 50 police stations across the state. Not only is this database providing vital information to existing community campaigns to monitor police, but it’s also a tremendous organizing tool for building the power for systemic change. SURJ Ohio is bringing in new members daily who are being trained in researching targets and connecting with local campaigns — work that deepens their commitment and political education.
  • Nelsonville Voices Listening Project, in rural Appalachian Ohio. Led by a SURJ organizer who is a long-time community member, Nelsonville Voices is building a neighbor-to-neighbor listening project in this 5,000-person town. Launching with a team of 8 working class residents, Nelsonville Voices is using an anti-racist approach to identify issues of concern, develop leadership skills and advance campaigns to change local and state policy, policing and government. This work will be multiplied in communities throughout rural Ohio as SURJ chapters across the state learn and train with Nelsonville residents and adapt what they learn to their home communities and chapters.  

Moving Ohio out of Republican control and into support for racial and economic justice will require long haul work to move critical margins of white voters to take action and vote progressive. We understand that those margins will be built in hundreds of communities like Nelsonville, which voted for both Obama and Trump twice (with a margin of just 17 votes in 2020!).

We saw what can happen in Georgia when thousands of white people were ignited by a vision of economic and racial justice.

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One year since George Floyd was murdered

One year ago, George Floyd was murdered and Black people led millions of us out into the streets to demand an end to racist violence and murders by police.

Thank you for your ongoing support of SURJ’s work! If you are not already a donor to M4BL, can you make a gift today to the Movement for Black Lives to ensure that their work keeps growing the organizing for racial and economic justice?

Last year, I remember watching the live streams and headlines and events pop up across the globe — solidarity marches in Seoul and Harare and Vienna but also in small towns across the country where two or three faithful people gathered outside police stations to add their voices to the many. In my hometown of Buffalo, I attended the largest rally I had ever seen in my city.

As countless white people took public action in support of racial justice over the past year, I have been reminded why I do this work at SURJ. I know there are millions of white people who want to end racism and injustice within our lifetimes.

We need each other to stay in this work for the long haul.

I am so proud that tens of thousands of new people found a home at SURJ in the last year and plugged into our chapter work, electoral campaigns, abolition action zaps, and support of our partner organizations. Hear from some of our folks who joined SURJ after the uprisings began:

“One thing that’s been profound about joining SURJ in the last year has been learning about rural organizing from the Southern organizers. Our chapter represents rural communities spanning 100 miles- and yeah we live in the middle of nowhere- but we are part of this fight. Similar to the South in that there are lots of rural and poor/working class folks, but different because we are separated by such huge geographic areas. Everyone here knows who you are. Every tiny move feels monumental.” — Megan, Colorado

“While I had volunteered my whole life and I knew how big the problem was, I was not putting that knowledge into action. Last summerI had to ask myself, “Why am I doing nothing on this?” and I started looking for organizations to join. Since then, I’ve joined the core team of SURJ Atlanta and helped organize a weekly action hour that we’ve sustained for almost a year. I worked on the presidential election and the Georgia run-off and now I’m helping organize white people to support the campaign to close a jail here in Atlanta. Now I see myself as a ‘force multiplier’- I want to be a person that’s activating more and more people.” — Marika, Georgia

Were you one of those people who moved into action last year? Or do you know someone who was?

I want SURJ to grow into a home base for millions of white people to take action together to truly change the political landscape and systems of power in this country and beyond — a place to learn and grow and transform the brutal legacy of white supremacy into racial and economic justice.

Here are three ways to help grow this work.

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Take Action to end ICE & mass detention now

As you know, each year hundreds of thousands of immigrants, many seeking protection from persecution, torture, or impoverishment are detained in jails and prisons across the country that are notorious for deplorable, inhumane conditions, rife with extreme negligence, abuse, and even death. Private prison corporations have brought in billions from their ICE (Immigration & Customs Enforcement) contracts and immigration detention has become a centerpiece of their financial model. Despite overwhelming evidence that detention is wholly unnecessary, and that immigrants successfully navigate their immigration cases in community, many local governments have become dependent on federal contracts for immigration detention to support their local budgets and are resisting detention closure.

Thanks in large part tothe space opened up by the uprisings for Black lives, more and more people and organizations are realizing that it is not enough to abolish ICE, or disentangle immigration from the criminal punishment system alone. SURJ is partnering with Detention Watch Network (DWN) to help build the power to end mass incarceration in our nation’s civil immigration system as part of ending the entire system of mass incarceration in our nation.

DWN has just issued Communities Not Cages – A Just Transition from Immigrant Detention Economies showing how the Biden administration has a unique opportunity to break this cycle and work towards an end to the unnecessary system of detention altogether. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of people detained by ICE fell to lows not seen in over 20 years – just over 14,000 people were detained on April 1st. The Biden administration can and must continue to reduce the detained population and implement the recommendations put forward in this report in order to prevent the system from growing once the pandemic subsides.

We need to invest in education, create better paying jobs, and make healthcare more affordable for white, Black, and Brown people struggling to make ends meet. We need elected leaders who will reject the divide and conquer tactics of their opponents and create completely new ways for all of our communities to be safe and thrive.

Will you take action today?

  • Tell your Congressperson to cut funding for ICE and CBP and defund hate, and sign this petition to CongressRight now, Congress is figuring out how to fund the government, determining how much money different agencies, including ICE and Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), will get for this year. Members of Congress can and should cut funding to ICE and CBP based on their records of abuse and consistent rejection of oversight and accountability, demonstrating time and again that they are beyond reform.
  • Sign up today to take action through SURJ’s monthly action phone zaps supporting the work DWN and all of our partners to win racial and economic justice. You’ll join the welcoming community of SURJ members and receive training and support throughout the session.

In the same way that mass incarceration is a failed response to the social issues facing our society, our current policies criminalize immigrants without ever addressing the root causes of why people migrate to the U.S. We must come together to solve and address these issues instead of continuing to endlessly feed the detention industry. 

PS To understand how what is currently happening in Palestine is a racial justice issue, register here for our webinar today, May 20th at 8pmET/5pmPT and learn from leaders from SURJ-Faith, AROCFOSNA, and Catalyst Project. As white people in the US, many of our beliefs about Palestine have been shaped by racist and pro-United States propaganda in our media, telling us that Palestinians are terrorists or that Israel is defending democracy against the terrorism of the Middle East or even that supporting Palestine means you’re anti-Semitic — nothing could be further from the truth.

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Take action to support Palestine this week

Like you, we are watching the escalating use of lethal force and violence by the Israeli military against Palestinians with immense concern.

As white people in the US, many of our beliefs about Palestine have been shaped by racist and pro-United States propaganda in our media, telling us that Palestinians are terrorists or that Israel is defending democracy against the terrorism of the Middle East or even that supporting Palestine means you’re anti-Semitic.

Nothing could be further from the truth, but like in many other parts of our work, we need to unlearn these teachings in order to be strategic and effective in the ways we take action together.

To understand how we got here, what is currently happening, and how Palestinian liberation is a racial justice issue that ties into the broader vision for collective liberation, we are hosting a webinar next Thursday, May 20th at 8pmET/5pmPTRegister here to learn from leaders from AROCFOSNA, and Catalyst Project, and SURJ-Faith.

For introductory material, check out these resources:

At SURJ, we believe that everyone– everyone! — deserves to live in a world where they are safe and have what they need to thrive. We include all people of the world in this belief. We know that white supremacy, exploitation, and systemic oppression are global issues, and that the United States government has played a central role in perpetrating violence and oppression against people of color and non-European people across the globe for decades. The very same US-manufactured tear gas that is used against Black Lives Matter protests is also deployed against Palestinian protestors.

Our struggles across the world are connected. Those who benefit from the status quo want to keep our movements fractured and disjointed. Whether we’re fighting against police violence, deportations, or pipelines here in the US, or against the violent seizure of Palestinian homes and land, we can find power and connection in our collective struggle.

Here’s how you can take action this week to support Palestinians:

  • Attend a protest near you. The Palestinian Youth Movement is keeping track of events.
  • Sign this letter to your congresspeople to end the US’s sanctioning of Israel’s abuses of Palestine.
  • Sign the petition to stop Israel’s forced displacement of Palestinians from East Jerusalem and then support one of the Palestinian-led organizations financially.
  • Contact your lawmaker to support H.B. 2590, the “Defending the Human Rights of Palestinian Children and Families Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act,” or the Palestinian Children and Families Act. SURJ is proud to endorse this legislation.

Unlearning what we have been taught is a long-term process. Now is the time for us to recommit to leaning into that tension and rising in solidarity with Palestinians who have been murdered and displaced, while also committed to the longer struggle of understanding the context more deeply.

Ending violence against oppressed people across the globe creates a safer world for everyone.

In Solidarity,

Rev. Anne Dunlap, Faith Organizing Coordinator, SURJ
Jeff Ordower, past Board Member

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Moving millions away from incarceration in Georgia

What does it look like to move millions of public funds away from incarceration and instead invest in the communities most harmed by prisons? And how do we get there? Black organizers in the South are leading these efforts and winning.

“We need healthcare instead of handcuffs, services instead of sentences, and to prioritize communities over cages by closing the Atlanta City Detention Center immediately.”                 — Marilynn Winn, Women on the Rise, Georgia

The Communities Over Cages: Close the Jail Atlanta Campaign has been a long struggle fought by grassroots organizations, including Women on the Rise and the Racial Justice Action Center. Two years ago, a community-based task force developed a recommendation to replace the jail with a Center for Wellness, Equity and Freedom offering housing resources, behavioral health services, office space for progressive organizations, a rooftop garden, and other resources needed to keep impacted communities safe. We have been inspired by their work and, over time, Atlanta SURJ chapter members have gotten involved.

Too often, white communities actively oppose the visionary demands and campaigns led by Black organizers and directly impacted people, and Atlanta is no exception. One of the centers of opposition to Communities Over Cages has been in the overwhelmingly white and wealthy Atlanta neighborhood of Buckhead. Over the past month, SURJ has been working to organize white Buckhead residents to actively support the Communities Over Cages campaign. In partnership with Women on the Rise and the broader coalition, we have turned out Buckhead residents to contact city council members and also to leave important public comments at council and committee meetings — as a result, we have outnumbered the opposition at key council meetings!

In addition to dismantling white support for mass incarceration in Georgia, we are helping to build the power to dismantle racist systems for the long term:

  • engaging the people who signed up during our SURJ phone banks and canvasses in the presidential and senate races;
  • bringing in new members, deepening leadership skills, and expanding our capacity to move more white people to take action and support racial and economic justice; and
  • winning majority numbers of public comments and getting people to comment from key districts, such as Buckhead, where wealthy white people have historically exerted disproportionate influence on the political landscape.  

Women on the Rise envisions a world where women, families and communities are safe, whole and free — transforming lives, laws and social institutions. The years of work by Women on the Rise and the 40 organizations allied in the Communities Over Cages campaign are steadily building that vision into a reality.

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Spring 2021 Donor Update

In this moment, as we see the rise of white nationalist and white supremacist violence and voter suppression bills introduced in 40 state houses, the right is pouring resources into maintaining the loyalty of the majority of white people and continuing to undermine democracy. We are up against billions of dollars and decades of widely coordinated strategy. Now is the time to build the work bigger and stronger.

Alongside our movement partners and as part of a multiracial coalition, we helped win extraordinary victories in 2020 and 2021. Extraordinary support from the SURJ community of donors helped achieve those wins and enabled us to double our field organizers over the past year — THANK YOU!

In Georgia, as part of the 2020 presidential election and subsequent Senate run-off election, SURJ made
1.8 million calls and knocked on 28,236 doors of white Democratic voters who we knew were suffering under the Trump administration and were less likely to vote.

SURJ has been building this work for over a decade. In 2021 we are positioned to grow our organizing at increasing scale and in strategic communities, focusing on abolition, economic justice and electoral power.

  • Abolition: Moving investments to communities for resources like health services, housing, and relief that keep our communities truly safe by divesting from policing and the carceral state.
  • Economic justice: We cannot separate the fight for racial justice from the fight for economic justice. The current system maintains wealth for the few by recruiting poor and working white people to see themselves as more aligned with those at the top than with working class communities of color. We are organizing for the long haul in strategic priority states to build bases of progressive power committed to racial justice with poor and working class white people.
  • Electoral power: In this moment of growing neofascist and white supremacist expression in the Republican Party, it is critical that we ensure Republicans do not take hold of the federal government again. Helping to build the base of progressive white voters in strategic districts and states is an essential role SURJ will play in 2022 midterm and state elections.

Your support and participation fuel SURJ’s work in the movement to break the power of the right and to achieve democracy and racial and economic justice!
Will you help us meet this moment?
– Erin Heaney
National Director

Priority States

​Expanding work in priority states of Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio, building our base of poor and working class organizing and multi-layered strategies to keep Congress in Democratic control, win campaigns for economic justice and abolition, and break up Republican trifectas where they control the governorship and both legislative houses within one state.

The Southern Crossroads team, as part of the Black-led multiracial, antiracist movement and the rich ecosystem of Southern organizing, is supporting deep organizing projects in our Southern priority states and launching our organizing apprenticeship program to support a cohort of new organizers in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia this year.

In a layered strategy across the state of Georgia, our Southern Crossroads apprenticeship program will be recruiting rural leaders to lead covid-safe door-to-door work in rural districts. Our highly skilled phone banking teams will also be moving 55,000 targeted, engaging phone banking conversations in key rural counties. In addition to the long term impact for these communities, we are investing in the time-intensive process of growing progressive power to flip 4 Georgia State House districts (119, 138, 151, and 164).

The drive to break the Republican lock on the Georgia State House will require flipping 16 additional seats in coming years — an ambitious goal but one for which trends are shifting in a progressive direction. The NYTimes post-election analysis documented an increase in progressive voting by rural Georgia electorate among white rural voters without college degrees. And as we knocked on doors in Georgia, even when talking with white voters who had firmly decided not to vote, 20% of them changed their minds as a result of our conversations and committed to vote progressive. This is an important part of the impact we’re building with poor and working class white communities for the long term as well as for the immediate needs we’re facing in the 2022 fights for democratic governance in Georgia and nationally.

In Eastern Kentucky, SURJ’s Southern Crossroads has launched long term, base building organizing work in majority (96%) white, predominantly rural, poor and working class counties, staffed by SURJ organizers who grew up in or near those communities.

Our Kentucky organizing work does not start with or focus on electoral campaigns, yet it is this kind of work alone which can build the foundation for progressive power in the rural South and eventually take apart the state-level Republican trifectas. We weave anti-racism work into the organizing campaigns that most often start with economic suffering identified in local listening projects. And we build multi-racial alliances with Black and POC led Kentucky organizing formations on our campaigns. The Eastern Kentucky counties in which we’re working intersect with 3 State House seats, and they will play a critical role in building a base of poor and working class white people who support and take action for racial and economic justice and democratic governance.

The Louisville SURJ chapter has worked tirelessly in meeting the organizing opportunities for bringing more white people into supporting and taking action for racial justice throughout the past year. The growing rural-to-urban reach of SURJ organizing in Kentucky is increasing our leverage to push back against development and policies that are destructive to the lives of poor and working people everywhere and particularly in rural areas.

​In Tennessee, the Bedford County Listening Project (BCLP), is building on the victory of BCLP leader Stephanie Isaacs, who defeated a 23-year incumbent town councilperson. In an area that voted for Trump by a 50-point margin, Isaacs won on a platform of renters’ rights, anti-KKK, and a government accessible to working people like herself.

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BCLP is helping to start a statewide housing coalition and will be adding a listening project in the 4th Congressional district to expand tenants’ unions through door knocking, phone banks, and COVID-safe gatherings. Building with Black and Brown led organizations to concentrate on developing rural leaders, we will be power mapping the district to build the base for the long haul work for 2022 and beyond.

We see the path for flipping Tennessee through this long term work. Tennessee has 423,705 low income white Democrats who rarely if ever vote (one of the highest percentages in the US) and another 207,839 eligible adults who are not registered. Trump won Tennessee by 709,000 votes in 2020, so the margins for winning long term are within reach if we grow resources and training to hometown leaders through our Southern Crossroads apprenticeship program.

In Ohio, political power held by the right has allowed the war on drugs to intensify, deaths from overdose to skyrocket, and state and police violence to go unchecked- especially against Black communities. In alliance with Black-led organizing, SURJ Ohio is moving a statewide strategy with poor white communities where the intersections of criminalization, incarceration, and the need for harm reduction are starting points for growing white support for anti-racist organizing and systemic change.

In Northeast Ohio, we are organizing for a 2021 ballot initiative building on 5 years of police accountability work with Citizens for a Safer Cleveland. We are adding an organizer working alongside highly skilled SURJ chapters in communities who are overrepresented in the legal system and the Cuyahoga County Jail. The initiative would establish a permanent, empowered and funded community controlled police oversight committee with a level of oversight and control that is the first of its kind in the US. The SURJ Ohio organizer will also be working collaboratively with the local Jail Coalition’s Care Not Cages campaign creating an Alternatives to Incarceration working group advancing “care first, incarceration last” decarceration practices and increasing care services.

In the heart of Appalachian Southeast Ohio we are launching a new listening project in rural Nelsonville to lay the groundwork for widening regional organizing with poor white communities. This is an especially important opportunity to develop regionally specific door knocking scripts that inoculate against white supremacist messaging and are based in white communities’ mutual interest in police accountability campaigns while also building out an electoral base.

SURJ’s Disability Access staff continues to infuse SURJ’s organizing in priority states with a Disability Justice lens and deepen white disabled people’s commitment to anti-racist organizing. Because people with disabilities are more likely to be incarcerated or harmed by the police and to live in poverty, we’re helping non-disabled people throughout SURJ understand the core role of Disability Justice in building the power base for achieving economic justice, abolition, and dismantling white supremacy.

SURJ National Network

The SURJ National Network advances our work for abolition and includes 175 chapters and a network of individual members that engage phone banking and other calls to action in support of core partner organizations.

Our National Network “Justice Now” program deepens our members’ base building, recruitment and member retention skills, and strengthens their capacity for building mutual interest approaches to organizing.

Beginning this year in Atlanta— and as part of a multi-layered strategy to move white support for racial justice in Georgia and nationally— we are investing our people power and staff resources on increasing the base for winning abolition campaigns across the country, with major campaigns in Buffalo, New York, and Boston, and potential additional campaigns with partners in the South and West.

Early this year we started a full-time staff organizer working with the SURJ Atlanta chapter organizing white communities to support the fight to make the city safer and more equitable. Working alongside and with the leadership of groups like Women on the Rise and Solutions Not Punishment (SNAP) — both Black women and Femme-led organizations in Atlanta — the campaign is fighting to close the city jail and detention center, expand diversion and community service, reinvest funds to community needs, and implement commonsense justice reforms such as changing the municipal code and policing practices to eliminate incarceration for municipal code offenses such as jaywalking. The campaign is building toward a crucial City Council committee vote on April 19 and on impacting city-wide council races in November.

​Our major abolition campaigns in 2021, such as in Atlanta, will be training hubs for chapters across the country in scaling their member recruitment, turnout, retention and voter contact phone banking to help win local abolition and economic justice campaigns and in strengthening their local organizing in the lead-up to the 2022 elections. Because we’ve built a strong, deep-engagement phone banking model where participants can make a meaningful impact from a distance and in virtual spaces, these projects will have lasting impacts on the scale at which chapters can build the long term base and power to win local and regional abolition campaigns.

As a key component of abolition work, the SURJ Disability Access staff team is building a base of DJ organizers to initiate campaigns led by disabled people that specifically address issues with institutionalization, healthcare, guardianship, and care so that when people exit jails they don’t get pushed between institutions.

SURJ Faith is growing a national network of faith-rooted folks taking action in local, regional, and national SURJ campaigns. SURJ Faith’s Community Safety for All Toolkit helps faith leaders and congregations engage in concrete actions and campaigns for abolition and economic justice. And SURJ Faith builds movement partnerships with faith organizations and leaders who share similar goals.

Electoral Impact

Alongside our movement partners, and as part of multiracial coalitions, SURJ is positioned to play a unique role in engaging majority white communities and white voters in the fight for voting rights, criminal justice reform and electing progressive champions.

In Georgia, as part of the 2020 presidential election and subsequent Senate run-off election, SURJ made 1.8 million calls and knocked on 28,236 doors of white Democratic voters who we knew were suffering under the Trump administration and were less likely to vote. We engaged over 3,800 volunteers who filled over 10,000 voter contact shifts. This resulted in 71,000 conversations with voters that secured 21,200 vote commitments for Biden and 13,500 vote commitments for Ossoff and Warnock.

As we build our base in priority states of Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio, and move critical margins of white voters to vote progressive in key electoral campaigns in New York and Boston, we are also in discussion with our partners about a number of additional states where SURJ chapters and members organizing in white communities can make critical electoral differences while also building a long term progressive super-majority.

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We know this work is bigger than any one issue or campaign alone. We know white supremacist violence, voter suppression, and the flaws in our economic system are affecting people and communities everywhere. SURJ national is committed to growing the organizing that builds on these core issues in poor, working class and rural communities, especially in the South, and to building the base and the partnerships required to grow these organizing efforts to the scale required for lasting change.

As part of a Black-led multi-racial coalition, SURJ is bringing white people into organizing for racial justice in majority-white communities to shift the balance of power toward justice in this country. SURJ trains thousands of white people in organizing skills so that mass mobilizations grow into in-depth organizing and long-term commitments to fundamentally change the inequality and injustice of our systems of economics and governance.

Donate to SURJ

​How to give to SURJ or SURJ Education Fund
Gifts to SURJ, Inc. (501c4) allow the maximum flexibility in resourcing the work, but gifts to either organization are deeply appreciated! And please support our solidarity partners at showingupforracialjustice.org/match

For Showing Up for Racial Justice, Inc. (SURJ), (501c4)
Online: secure.actblue.com/donate/surj
By mail:
Showing Up for Racial Justice
PO Box 1376
Buffalo, NY 14205

For Showing Up for Racial Justice Education Fund (SURJ Ed) (501c3)
Online: secure.actblue.com/donate/surjgive
By mail:
​Showing Up for Racial Justice Education Fund
P.O. Box 1053
Buffalo, NY 14205

Make a Match Gift

​SURJ asks that gifts to support us are matched to a POC-led movement organization. If resourcing Black organizing & organizing in the South isn’t already part of your giving plan, please make a match gift! You can find our list of partner organizations at: showingupforracialjustice.org/match-gift

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