Support these organizations that work against racism

Jun 11, 2020

In the past few months, COVID-19 and the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery have laid bare the hundreds of years of racism, violence, and inequities that are to this day perpetuated on people of color in this country.

As a predominantly White organization, we know our partners working on the frontlines are facing pressures that are exhausting, terrifying, and unjust, but solvable if we all work together.

From needing to fill basic needs for food and housing that have grown exponentially because of the pandemic, to protecting and supporting frontline activists, our partner organizations continue to lead a critical movement that remains under-resourced.

So often, these same organizations have stepped up when we asked them to show up for the issues we are fighting for every day – climate action, safe drinking water, clean air, and accessible public spaces. It’s time for us – and all conservation voters – to show up for them.

Below, we’ve highlighted just a few of the many organizations Wisconsin Conservation Voters is proud to work with – organizations that are confronting these issues through direct support, by dismantling systemic racism, and by making political change.

We have committed to making a $500 donation to each of the groups below and encourage you to do the same. Whether you can give $5, $50, or $500, your support will help them do the work that will lead us to a more just and equitable world.

We All Rise: African American Resource Center, Green Bay

We All Rise provides essential services to the African American community in Green Bay. It provides counseling, youth programming, medical referrals, crisis management, and connection to other resources.

Now more than ever, they need the support of the broader community to ensure they can continue to provide a space for learning, healing, hope, prevention, and action.

We All Rise needs immediate donations to help service clients, and has a wish list posted here.

YWCA La Crosse

The YWCA La Crosse has served the La Crosse community for over 100 years to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

The YWCA’s essential services like housing and economic empowerment have only become more vital as the community is impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and they have recently increased their advocacy for a more active role in facilitating long term change.

You can donate here.

Black Leaders Organizing for Communities (BLOC), Milwaukee

BLOC builds political power to fight for high quality of life and access to economic opportunity for members of the Black community in Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin. BLOC has led the way in running innovative and powerful campaigns to make systemic and political change.

You can donate here.

Will you join us today by matching our donations to each of these critical organizations?

The impacts of climate change, unsafe drinking water, dirty air, COVID-19, and police brutality all have one important thing in common – they disproportionately impact people of color. We know all of these things are part of the same history of racism that we must address.

Thank you for being a conservation voter, and for supporting these crucial organizations.