Raising the visibility of pressing social justice issues is a strategic priority of Blueprint for Accountability.
We raise visibility through coordinated multimedia campaigns that include traditional press and advertising, a robust social media presence, live streaming, and broadcast, as well as strategic partnerships with organizations and NGOs committed to human rights and justice issues.
We have worked to raise the profile of Amnesty International’s Ten Against Torture Campaign, the Physicians for Human Rights report that charged the Bush administration with experimenting on terrorism detainees, and petitioned Attorney General Eric Holder and the Governor of New York.
The Silent March to End Stop and Frisk
From our NYPD’s Stop and Frisk Policy Partners:
On Sunday, June 17, join Civil Rights, Faith, Labor and Community groups in a silent march against NYC’s “Stop and Frisk” Policy! On Father’s Day, let’s stand together to show that New Yorkers refuse to let our children be victimized by racial profiling.
Tell the NY Legislature: Stop unlawful, racially-biased marijuana arrests
From Color of Change:
New York police arrest tens of thousands of people each year for possessing small amounts of marijuana, and 85% of them are Black or Latino — even though White people use marijuana at higher rates. This saddles people with permanent criminal records and severe consequences. Please join us in calling on Senate President Dean Skelos and members of the NY State Legislature to end this unlawful and racially-biased practice. Sign the letter.
From American Underwater in partnership with Rebuild the Dream and The New Bottom Line:
Right now, a solution exists that would fix the housing crisis, create millions of jobs, and rebuild our struggling economy—simultaneously. It starts with Principal Reduction.
Currently, an estimated 11 million families are underwater—meaning they owe more than their home is worth. If mortgages were reduced to their fair market value—what our homes were worth before the bank-caused recession—we could reset the housing market, rein in unemployment, and put money back into people’s pockets. Learn more, see an interactive map, and take action at AmericaUnderwater.org.
Stop Super PACs
From the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network:
Sign the petition in support of passing a constitutional amendment specifying that any entity practicing electioneering communication must register as a PAC and is required to release all contributors. Disclosure creates accountability for the PAC and candidate. Sign at WhiteHouse.gov.