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Rapid Response Fund activated to support Baton Rouge organizing and engagement

The fund is accepting investments from both institutional and individual donors who are interested in supporting individuals and organizations who are on the front lines in organizing around systemic issues of police violence, police-community relations, the right to protest and policy reform. (Photo by Patrick Melon)

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Rapid Response Fund

“We’re reminded by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his letter from a Birmingham jail, ‘We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right,.’ Now, more than ever, we must honor the many innocent lives lost to police violence by resourcing the people who are leading the charge to achieve justice and equal accountability for everyone. These are times for courage, unabridged love for humanity and laser-focused attention on practices that work to ensure everyone receives justice and safety.” — Flozell Daniels Jr., Foundation for Louisiana’s CEO.

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LEAD: Training Residents to Be Their Own Champions!

bq. "I came to The Foundation for Louisiana, LEAD Community Training Program after a series of personal losses and the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. […] I was accepted into the program and joined a diverse group of community leaders. LEAD introduced us to experts in community engagement and gave us the tools to be effective and make a true difference in our community."

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