UPDATE: NBC4 has added more resources with our second edition of “The Conversation,” including links for groups we feature in our July 9 show. Scroll down for more information.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — NBC4 has compiled a list of resources to help you get involved.
The links below will help you contact your government leaders — from the White House to local village officials and everyone in-between — and write or email them with a guide to help you get your message across.
We’ve also included Ohio voter information — you can register online to vote, update your address, check your voter registration and more.
Understand Protesters’ Right — with the ACLU’s guide to your first amendment rights when it comes to protesting.
Contact information for local and state law enforcement.
Plus, a list of organizations that serve the public and additional health resources.
- How to contact your city, state and national officials/representatives
- How to write/address a letter to a government official
- Ohio Voter information
- Protesters’ Rights
- How to contact local and state law enforcement
- State and local organizations
- Health Resources
Bexley Anti-Racism Project
About: This coalition of community members came together to fight racial inequality through education, mobilization and amplification. Their site has educational information as well as ways for others to become involved and actively take steps towards ending racism.
About: This private Facebook group promotes an inclusive climate that encourages all people to feel welcome and participate fully within their community.
Color Of Change
About: A staple organization in the modern fight for racial justice and equality. Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization, helping people respond effectively to injustice. As a national online force driven by 1.7 million members, the organization works to move decision-makers in corporations and government, to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America.
Showing Up for Racial Justice
About: The Columbus, Ohio Chapter of SURJ. They are working to undermine white supremacy and to work toward racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability. SURJ organizes at these powerful intersections and supports the development of multi-racial networks and coalitions of everyday people who are winning transformative changes in our communities. SURJ believes in developing and supporting bold, accountable, visionary and interconnected leaders, centering the leadership of those who are most impacted under oppressive systems. SURJ is committed to building a world where racial and economic justice thrive and where targeted communities are free from violence and fear. SURJ has deep relationships with organizers from across the state and follows and supports the leadership of people of color and those most impacted.
Columbus Urban League
Follow the link above for volunteer and donation opportunities.
About: For more than 100 years, the Columbus Urban League has not wavered. They remain steadfast in our commitment to create hope and opportunity for the nearly 40,000 African American and disadvantaged urban families we touch every year. They proudly offer an authentic, integrated system of services that touch every neighborhood in Columbus and Franklin County. This work strengthens families, overcomes barriers, achieves economic mobility, fosters entrepreneurship, constructs on-ramps to wealth creation through smart financial practices, and teaches children critical academic and life skills.
Common Cause Ohio
About: Common Cause Ohio has been working to improve elections, hold elected officials accountable and create greater transparency in government since the late 1970s.
Franklin County Children Services
Volunteer, mentoring and donation opportunities are available through Children Services.
About: Franklin County Children Services is Protecting Children by Strengthening Families. Our Mission is clear — Through collaboration with families and their communities, we advocate for the safety, permanency and well-being of each child we serve in a manner that honors family and culture.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio
Volunteer and donation opportunities are available.
About: Whether you get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters as a donor, potential Big Brother or Big Sister, partner, advocate or family member, you have the power to change a child’s future for the better.