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Monthly Action Hour Zaps

Looking for an easy way to plug into the work for justice and to gain community organizing skills? Our action zaps are back this spring to support the work of our partners to win racial and economic justice! Join us

SURJ’s new look to face the work ahead

A note from our national director, Erin Heaney:

Dear SURJ family, 

This year, we have experienced unprecedented growth. As Black leadership across the world led people into the streets and into action in support of Black lives, we welcomed thousands

SURJ’s Cross-Class Capacity Tool

This living document was created by the SURJ poor and working-class group as an act of love and commitment to our common desire, across the class spectrum, to bring white folks into action, dismantle white supremacy and engage with the

Class Markers

​Class is something white people in our movements rarely talk about. Yet is essential that we talk about and normalize it if we’re going to build a successful anti-racist movement. 

How does class impact our organizing? What do middle-class and

Communities Over Cages: Close the jail in Atlanta

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

Defeating a Plan for a Jail in Los Angeles

In March of 2019, Yes on Measure R (ReformLA) in Los Angeles won in a landslide and has put into motion the largest reallocation of dollars out of criminalization and into community based alternatives in US history. The coalition was

2020 Election Defenders

Election defenders gathered outside of the local post office to show their support for the postal workers delivering ballots safely and legally.

In the vortex of lies Trump kicked up about voting in the 2020 general election, we knew we

Swing GA Left- defeating Trump in Georgia

The people of this country – led by communities of color – voted out Donald Trump. And SURJ was proud to do our part to contribute towards that defeat.

Swing GA Left members on one of our many phone banks.
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