FIVE YEAR PLAN
The Movement for Black Lives is an ecosystem of individuals and organizations creating a shared vision and policy agenda to win rights, recognition, and resources for Black people. In doing so, the movement makes it possible for us, and therefore everyone, to live healthy and fruitful lives.
Black Power Rising 2024
Our Five Pillars These Five organizational pillars, each with their own constituency of Black governance and organizational partners, drive each of our Black Power Rising 2024 goals:
We will engage 10 percent of (4 Million) Black people within the United States, by providing:
Political education, trainings, cultural events and encourage and support individuals to engage in small scale organizing in their communities.
We will launch a number of distinct efforts and deliver regular carefully crafted content to a our folks in meaningful and innovative ways.
We will establish self-determined Black communities where Black people are in governing power in at least 5-10 localities over the next five years.
We must have the ability to create, shape, and influence agendas, and use state power and governmental resources to advance this agenda. We will engage in experimentation and clearly demonstrate what our vision looks like in practice.
We will create and operate spaces that serve as innovation hubs to deepen our base building, electoral organizing and mass engagement strategies.
BUILDING ACROSS MOVEMENTS/MULTIRACIAL STRATEGY
We will align the left across issues, sectors, and identity with a particular desire to maintain an intersectional analysis that elevates and centers anti-Black racism.
At a moment when the left is realigning, we will exert the logic, strategy and vision of our movement as a leading force.
We will work across communities, and reach outside the organizer class to build and engage majorities ready to organize, resist, vote, and build alternatives.
We will train 50,000 Black organizers, activists, strategists, and people in other essential roles to accomplish our five-year strategy.
We will engage people outside of our orbit who are regularly in relationship with large numbers of Black folks like social service providers.
We will align preexisting leadership development infrastructures on the frontlines and support capacity building of local organizations.
We will engage a strategy that captures clear electoral victories with an eye toward preventing the rise of white-nationalist and authoritarian rule.
We will apply recruiting electoral strategists; challenging the existence of the electoral college; engaging in local races that position us to govern; targeting congressional races to shift the balance of power federally; advising key elected officials that may advance our agenda; by identifying, recruiting, and training candidates.