ACLU of Missouri

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Missouri defends civil liberties and the principles of equality and justice in Missouri through its litigation, legislative and public education programs. The ACLU was founded in 1920 as the first public interest law firm of its kind, and is recognized as the country’s foremost advocate of individual rights. We base our work largely on the Bill of Rights—the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution—which, along with state and federal laws, protects certain fundamental rights of individuals against the power of the government and will of the majority. Rights guaranteed in the Bill of Rights.

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Arch City Defenders

ArchCity Defenders (ACD) is a 501(c)3 non-profit civil rights law firm providing holistic legal advocacy and combating the criminalization of poverty and state violence against poor people and people of color.  ACD uses direct services, impact litigation, and policy and media advocacy as its primary tools to promote justice, protect civil and human rights, and bring about systemic change on behalf of the poor and communities of color directly impacted by the abuses of the legal system.

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Empower Missouri

Empower Missouri advocates for the well-being of all Missourians through civic leadership, education and research.

Empower Missouri envisions Missouri becoming a more just, equitable and democratic society that assures every person’s health, safety, security, independence, human rights, dignity and the opportunity to reach full potential.

The Criminal Justice Task Force advocates for: Healing rather than vengeance; Community based alternatives to prison; Increasing public safety through preventive activities that address social issues of people at risk; and Responses that enable persons who commit crimes to develop and express remorse, make restitution, take responsibility for the consequences of their acts, and become integrated successfully into society.

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NAACP St. Louis City Chapter

The NAACP insures the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority groups and citizens; achieves equality of rights and eliminates race prejudice among the citizens of the United States; removes all barriers of racial discrimination through the democratic processes; seeks to enact and enforce federal, state, and local laws securing civil rights; informs the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and seeks its elimination; educates persons as to their constitutional rights and to take all lawful action in furtherance of these principles.

GAME CHANGER #3: PUBLIC SAFETY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

The St. Louis City NAACP will fight to end disproportionate incarceration, racially motivated policing strategies, and racially biased, discriminatory and mandatory minimum sentence.

The St. Louis City NAACP will collaborate with Public Safety agencies, associations and organizations to help increase minority numbers in hiring, retention and leadership positions within Public Safety agencies.

The St. Louis City NAACP will also partner with and seek involvement (e.g. volunteer recruitment, disaster response and preparedness) with entities such as the American Red Cross and others.

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NAACP St. Louis County Chapter

The NAACP insures the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority groups and citizens; achieves equality of rights and eliminates race prejudice among the citizens of the United States; removes all barriers of racial discrimination through the democratic processes; seeks to enact and enforce federal, state, and local laws securing civil rights; informs the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and seeks its elimination; educates persons as to their constitutional rights and to take all lawful action in furtherance of these principles

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NAACP East St. Louis Chapter

The NAACP insures the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority groups and citizens; achieves equality of rights and eliminates race prejudice among the citizens of the United States; removes all barriers of racial discrimination through the democratic processes; seeks to enact and enforce federal, state, and local laws securing civil rights; informs the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and seeks its elimination; educates persons as to their constitutional rights and to take all lawful action in furtherance of these principles

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The Ethics Project

The mission of The Ethics Project is to improve the well-being or our youth and strengthen our community by addressing the impact of crime, incarceration and injustice on children, families and the community as a whole.

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