IGNITING CHANGE &
INSPIRING ACTION

Welcome to the Transformative Justice Coalition website.


Thanks for supporting the work of the Transformative Justice Coalition (TJC)!

The Transformative Justice Coalition is a nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, formed in 2015 by Renowned Civil Rights Leader Barbara R. Arnwine.

'Tis the season for giving. Join us in kicking off the holiday giving season on Giving Tuesday.

                                     

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On this global day of giving, we’re raising $10,000 to continue our work in pursuing voting rights, including our Millennial Votes Matter Convenings; criminal justice reform; youth leadership development; policing restructuring; programs that advance economic opportunity (including jobs); and, the policy agenda of the African American Women and the Law Conference. Your dollars will ensure that the hard work of TJC is accomplished.

The Transformative Justice Coalition (TJC) has become a strong, vocal, strategic, and powerful force in the fight for racial justice in our nation. In the aftermath of the 2016 Elections, in light of the 2017 elections, and on the threshold of the New Year, our progressive leadership is more imperative than ever to continue advancing justice and fighting against those who are determined to destroy our foundational civil rights.

In 2017 , your support has made it possible to:

  • Host a second Millennial Votes Matter Convening, an amazing 3-day Training event as part of our 3-year campaign to train, network and mobilize 10,000 Millennial Voting Rights Champions. With our new train-the-trainer model, we equipped 22 Millennials from across the country to organize in their local communities. In addition to three days of seminars, workshops, and training, TJC also sponsored a panel at the CBCF ALC on Thursday, September 21st, on "Politics, Policy, and Power", that featured Millennial elected officials, activists, and thought leaders, and was keynoted by performing artist David Banner. Post the Convening, these new Voting Rights Champions have registered hundreds of new voters in Virginia, Texas and Alabama and conducted voter education and mobilization programs in several states. Already 8 more training events are scheduled for 2018.
  • Host several Facebook Live Events, in conjunction with the Voting Rights Alliance, a national coalition which TJC coordinates, and the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, with the goal of educating viewers about the current state of voting rights locally (Georgia) and nationwide. Our Black History Month voting rights daily educational series was very popular.
  • Sponsor September as Voting Rights Month, in conjunction with the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, in which we held several Twitter Storms/Town Halls, multiple events to register people to vote and encourage civic engagement nationwide, and ended Voting Rights Month with Fannie Lou Hamer's National Day of Action
  • Help facilitate the new National Commission for Voter Justice, which will conduct research, publish policy briefs and hold hearings throughout the nation to document voter suppression, propose electoral reform and excite vulnerable communities to register and vote.
  • Continue our weekly radio shows. newsletters, and multifaceted social media aimed at educating and engaging people nationwide to ignite change in their local communities and nationally.
  • Confront the Trump Administration's efforts to legitimate racial Hate and dismantle civil rights protections, including its attacks on voting rights, educational and criminal justice reform.
  • Highlight the issue of Police Misconduct and Killings of African American men and women, Latino, Transgendered and Native American peoples, and fight for meaningful police reform despite the regressive policies of the Sessions Department of Justice. TJC convenes the Civil Rights Coalition on Policing Reform composed of many civil rights organizations and individual activists. On November 6th, we co-sponsored with the NAACP and local community organizations a Baltimore Town Hall that was standing room only and the Facebook video of this event has been viewed by several thousand people.

Contribute today to help Ignite even more Change

Our critical work furthers a vision of a world in which every individual has an equal opportunity to fully participate in their governance. A world where there is informed civic engagement and equal voting rights for all, regardless of race, gender, disability, youth, ethnicity, culture, religion, language, past felony convictions, and income. A world where there is no senseless incarceration for people of color in federal and state prisons; there is little to no news about police misconduct or killings, and if there is, then the police are held accountable. A world where nobody would be held back because of their gender, race, religion, or culture and where you wouldn’t hear stories that only describe the negative aspects of communities of color.

Thank you for being a part of creating that vision. We're proud of the work we've done. You can show support three ways:

1) Donating to TJC by clicking the button below or mailing in a donation.

2) Sharing this message with friends and family and encouraging them to join the movement.

3) Following us on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates.

Be A Part of the Vision & Give Back

Please know that your gift is very meaningful to TJC and will allow us to continue to build upon our vital work. We’ve got just one week left until one historic day of giving. Let’s do this!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Or mail your donations to us: 1150 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 900, Washington, D.C. 20036

 

 

Our last Facebook Live Event of the year! Tune in! Panelists include: Barbara R. Arnwine, founder of the Transformative Justice Coalition, Reverend Lennox Yearwood, founder of the Hip Hop Caucus, and our moderator Toni van Pelt, president of  the National Organization for Women (NOW). Issues to be discussed include: an analysis and review of voter turnout and voter suppression in 2017 elections, special elections, and nationwide, including Alabama and Virginia, and racial and political gerrymandering; the Census; and, what we need to gear up for 2018. #Virginia #Alabama #ALSenate

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