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POLICY PLATFORM: END THE WAR ON BLACK PEOPLE
END THE SURVEILLANCE ON BLACK COMMUNITIES
Surveillance is increasingly being proposed as an alternative to incarceration, and corporations are increasingly profiting from our data.
While the vast and web of surveillance spreading throughout the U.S. impacts everyone, the harm to targeted groups, including Black, Latinx, Arab, Muslim, South Asian, Middle Eastern, and migrant communities, disabled people, low- and no-income, homeless or precariously housed people, and anyone receiving government benefits or using public services – including health care, housing, and schools – people involved in the sex trades and other criminalized economies, people who may be seeking self-managed abortion and other forms of health care, and activists who challenge state and corporate power is grossly disproportionate. Surveillance is increasingly being proposed as an alternative to incarceration, and corporations are increasingly profiting from our data.
- An end to the long-standing monitoring and criminalization of Black people.
- Diversion of public funds used for surveillance to meeting community needs.
- Elimination of gang databases and related information sharing, and provisions giving individuals placed on gang databases with notice and an opportunity to seek removal.
- Elimination of surveillance of targeted communities, including people accessing public benefits, hospitals, and services, disabled people, people in the sex trades, people seeking and providing information about self-managed abortion, political activists, Arab, Muslim, Middle Eastern, and South Asian people and communities, and people on probation or parole.
KEY FEDERAL LEGISLATION
Organizations currently working on policy
Color of Change
Center on privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law
Council on American-Islamic Relations
Data & Society
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Lucy Parsons Lab
Lawyers Committee on Civil Rights
Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Media Justice, Home of the Media Justice Network
Media Mobilizing Project
Open Technology Institute
Organized Communities Against Deportations
Providence Youth Student Movement (Prysm)
Stop LAPD Spying
Youth Justice Coalition
Alliance for Quality Education (New York)
Baltimore Algebra Project (Baltimore)
Boston Youth Organizing Project (Boston)
Community Justice Project (Miami)
Communities United for Police Reform (New York)
Critical Exposure (District of Columbia)
Dream Defenders (Florida)
Desis Rising Up and Moving (New York)
Desoto County Parents and Students for Justice (Mississippi)
Erase the Database (Chicago)
Every Black Girl (South Carolina)
Freedom, Inc. (Madison)
Philadelphia Student Union (Philadelphia)
Tunica Teens in Action (Mississippi)
Policing and Social Justice Project (New York)
Portland Parents Union (Portland)
Project South (Atlanta)
Power U Center For Social Change (Miami)
Voice of Youth in Chicago Education (Chicago)
Youth United For Change (Philadelphia)
Rethink (New Orleans)
Urban Youth Collaborative (New York)
Spirithouse (North Carolina)
Youth Justice Coalition (Los Angeles)
Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children (New Orleans)
Labor / Community Strategy Center (Los Angeles)
Nollie Jenkins Family Center (Mississippi)
One Love Global (Michigan)
One Voice (Missippippi)
Padres Y Jóvenes Unidos (Denver)
Racial Justice Now! (Ohio)
Tenants and Workers United (Virginia)
And Many Others!
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