Color of Change is out there on the front lines (ahem, unlike some other black organizations I can think of) working to help the Jena 6 families fight back and they need your help. Sign their new letter to the governor of Louisiana, y’all, when you have a moment.

More for CoC’s action alert:

A few weeks ago, we launched a campaign to bring visibility to the case of the Jena 6–six young black men in Jena, LA set to face more than 20 years in prison for their alleged role in a schoolyard fight. We’re already making a difference, but we could still really use your help.

Last Tuesday, over 300 people from across the country descended on Jena: we rallied in front of the courthouse, marched through downtown Jena, and cut through a line of sheriffs to hand-deliver petitions from more than 43,000 members to the District Attorney’s office.

It was quite a moment. The families were beaming because they knew that we had their backs. And, from the looks on their faces, it was clear that the authorities hadn’t anticipated such a growing and powerful force. We’ve also gotten the attention of Governor Blanco, who finally started sending responses to the over 50,000 emails members sent to her office. And, together, we’ve raised more than $55,000 for the legal defense of the Jena 6.

But we’ve got a ways to go. At this point it’s key to keep pressure on the Governor by continuing the emails, and we’re planning a bigger event in mid-to-late September. You can add your voice (and find out more ways you can help) by clicking below:

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