Past actions

Julia, a white woman with long blonde hair wears a black Showing Up for Racial Justice shirt. She talks to an older woman with white hair and a light green sweatshirt in front of a light blue single-family home.

Georgia Runoff & General Election 2022

In December we celebrated that organizers across the state of Georgia helped power Senator Raphael Warnock over the finish line to bring us closer to a progressive majority in the Senate. Good organizing not only wins elections, but grows the

Blocked: Kentucky’s anti-abortion Amendment 2

SURJ members made more than 110,000 calls as part of Protect Kentucky Access, a powerful, multi-racial coalition in Kentucky, and blocked a near-total ban on abortion. This is how we beat the Right. SURJ brings white people into multiracial fights

Attica Scott for Congress 2022

We are building lasting infrastructure to grow progressive power in Kentucky for the long haul. Despite the defeat of Attica Scott in a Democratic primary on Tuesday, we are inspired, driven, and hopeful. Landscapes don’t shift overnight– and this is

image shows a group of about 15 white people outside under a tree in a neighborhood. They are holding signs that say "Kim Beaty for sheriff"

2021 Buffalo Sheriff’s Race

In the 2021 Buffalo Sheriff’s Race, SURJ Buffalo joined a multi-racial coalition of local partners to do our part to disrupt the cycle of violence in the Erie County sheriff’s office. Though our candidate, Kim Beaty, did not win the

image shows a large group of white people sitting in a park pavillion, raising their hands. Many of them are wearing black tshirts that say "citizens for a safer Cleveland."

Citizens For a Safer Cleveland

In the 2021 general election, SURJ Ohio members in Cleveland, Ohio joined a multiracial coalition of Black-led partner organizations to mobilize voters and win on Issue 24 — a ballot initiative that will create the most powerful  police civilian review

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 2020, 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