I think it’s safe to say that while we’re grateful for all the attention George Floyd has received, around the world. Breonna Taylor, the woman who was shot multiple times, while she was asleep in bed, has been demoted on the priority list or removed altogether.
Thankfully, though there are still Black women fighting for justice of her murder at the hands of police as well.
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Writer Cate Young launched an initiative called #BirthdayForBreonna in order to not only honor Taylor but to hold those responsible for her death accountable.
Earlier today, Young tweeted that this Friday, June 5, would and should have been Taylor’s 27th birthday.
Young launched the site, BirthdayFor Breonna, as a way to provide support to her family and advocate on her behalf.
There is a link to sign a petition.
A link to donate to her GoFundMe.
And lastly, instructions on how you can send a birthday card to the Kentucky Attorney General, Daniel Cameron, who would be responsible for bringing charges against the officers who killed Taylor.
The instructions to do so are below.
2a. Send a birthday card (or letter, or postcard!) to the Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, demanding that he lay charges against the officers who killed Breonna.
Address your cards as follows:
Office of the Attorney General
700 Capital Avenue, Suite 118
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-3449
2b. If you can, also send a card to Louisville Metro Mayor Greg Fischer demanding that he fall in line and support charges for her killers.
Address those cards as follows:
Mayor Greg Fischer
527 W Jefferson Street #600
Louisville KY 40202
2c. If you cannot physically get a card in time, use the link below to select and mail one online. Postable will print, and mail a card for you for $4.00 USD, postage included.
Let these men know that we haven’t forgotten her, and she deserved to be alive to celebrate her birthday.
If you’d like to support a Black business, in this endeavor, Culture Greetings also delivers customizable paper cards you can order online.
Read about the additional ways to fight for justice on behalf of Breonna, here.
This article was originally posted on MadameNoire.com
These Celebrities Are Showing Up And Protesting On The Frontlines [PHOTOS]
1. Porsha Williams
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2. J. Cole
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3. Jamie Foxx
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Jamie Foxx: "If that man can be handcuffed, if that man sit on that man's neck for that long and feel comfortable about it, that means that he's not afraid of what's going to happen."— ABC News (@ABC) June 1, 2020
"They have to be worried that 'I could go to jail for this.'" https://t.co/s5uDBXwHyA pic.twitter.com/6Lxucsjtrz
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7. Michael B. Jordan7 of 27
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9. Lil Yachty
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10. Ray J
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11. Tessa Thompson11 of 27
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13. Kendrick Sampson
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14. Jaylen Brown
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Jaylen Brown drove 15 hours today to peacefully protest in Atlanta.— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 30, 2020
"Being a celebrity, being an NBA player don't exclude me from no conversations at all. ... We're raising awareness for some of the injustices that we've been seeing. It's not ok.”
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15. Machine Gun Kelly
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justice soon...❤️✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽 pic.twitter.com/99Teskw5eV— blonde don (@machinegunkelly) May 30, 2020
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this is for @halsey— taëmie ⁷ ⟭⟬ (@noauan) June 1, 2020
thank you for giving a shit and putting your life at risk as you go to those front lines , protest for justice and treat the wounds of many even tho no one fucking asked you to. that makes you a hero. and i wish those with a platform would do fckn more. pic.twitter.com/B5JuLzKf6M
17. Karl Anthony Towns
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Karl Anthony Towns lost his mother due to COVID-19. He’s outside demanding justice for the murder of George Floyd. Can’t even imagine man. https://t.co/fnrBzsSJiI— Master (@MasterTes) May 29, 2020
18. Royce White
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This protest was started via text message by former NBA player Royce White with 200 people. It’s now morphed into thousands of people marching down I35. pic.twitter.com/iQCThMboX3— robertklemko (@RobertKlemko) May 29, 2020
19. Keke Palmer19 of 27
20. Paul Wall20 of 27
21. Bun B21 of 27
22. Trae tha Truth
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Mayor @SylvesterTurner and Houston Rapper Trae The Truth (@TRAEABN) with members of the family of the late George Floyd during the Houston protest of the tragedy that took George Floyd’s life. #GeorgeFloyd #BlackLivesMattter pic.twitter.com/UD0RoR9bK7— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) June 2, 2020
23. Terrence J & Marlon Wayans23 of 27
24. Trey Songz & Usher24 of 27
25. Yandy Smith
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