We combine the best of grassroots organizing with legal expertise to radically transform policing and justice in America—and we want you on our team.
Grassroots Law Project bridges the gap between grassroots organizing and legal expertise in criminal justice reform by bringing millions of us together to address the most pressing and egregious failures of the system, hold powerful actors accountable, and advocate for deep structural change.
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WORKING TOGETHER FOR REAL CHANGE
With the help of a vast grassroots network, we provide the necessary organizing and legal support to transform justice in America.
We will create change by confronting key decision makers—elected officials, prosecutors’ offices, police departments, and others—and applying massive public pressure to draw national attention to cases that normally go overlooked by national media.
But it’s not enough to fight injustices one at a time. We will push for bold policy changes to dismantle systems of injustice and replace them with policies, committees, and resources that support healing and community care.
Using grassroots organizing and legal expertise, The Grassroots Law Project will radically reform the American legal system to end abuses of authority used to unjustly injure, arrest, convict, and sentence.
NO ONE SHOULD HAVE
TO FIGHT ALONE
We are the team behind the campaigns to free Rodney Reed, free Michael Thompson, stop the execution of Nate Woods, and get justice for Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd.
These cases have taught us that our success depends on high-quality work by legal professionals, and widespread, relentless organizing that draws on the power of motivated volunteers to do meaningful work, whether it’s donating a few dollars or spending hours on the phone calling important decision makers.
We’re building a grassroots movement for change to provide a new resource for those without expertise, finances, or social reach to seek justice with us, together—and we can’t do this without you. Remember, nobody is voiceless. They are just unheard. We exist to amplify their voices and to fight for them every step of the way.
Here’s just some of what we’ve accomplished together recently:
1. WE HELPED STOP THE EXECUTION OF JULIUS JONES IN OKLAHOMA
Together, we delivered over 20 million petition messages and made over 115,000 phone calls until the Governor stopped the execution.
2. WE MADE A NEW WORLD-CLASS LEGAL TEAM POSSIBLE FOR MARVIN GUY, WHO’S BEEN IN JAIL FOR 7 YEARS WITHOUT A TRIAL
Together, we crowdfunded the resources to pay for a brilliant new legal team and experts to fight for his freedom, and we mobilized local activists to build momentum on the ground.
3. WE STOPPED TEXAS FROM CRIMINALIZING CHARITABLE BAIL FUNDS
Cash bail is a predatory practice that preys on the poor and marginalized. It would have been disastrous if the state had criminalized efforts to help those people, many who shouldn’t even be in jail in the first place.
4. WE BANNED DEADLY POLICE TACTICS — FROM KILLEEN, TEXAS TO THE STATE OF COLORADO
It took months of organizing and collaborating with legislators and local leaders. In Killeen, we worked with Jumeka Reed to ban no-knock raids – the kind that killed Jumeka’s brother and Breonna Taylor. In Colorado, our legislation was signed into law, banning ketamine injections, a dangerous sedative that has killed people when used in large amounts.
5. WE HELPED CITIES ALLOCATE $250 MILLION INTO THE MOST EFFECTIVE VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROGRAMS
Instead of police and more public safety solutions by writing policies and advocating in cities across the country, including Philadelphia, San Diego, and Houston.
6. GRASSROOTS LAW PAC HELPED ELECT 20 JUSTICE CHAMPIONS WHO WILL FIGHT FOR REAL PUBLIC SAFETY
Many of the places where we successfully implemented unarmed first responders were jurisdictions where we elected a justice champion in the past. Now we’re continuing to grow the ranks, and can till this fertile ground for future policy wins.
7. WE SAW THE RESULTS OF PAST ADVOCACY PAY OFF IN CASES OF GRAVE POLICE VIOLENCE
Derek Chauvin was convicted in April for the murder of George Floyd, after our Grassroots Law community sent 3 million petition messages and made 640,000 phone calls to county and state officials pressuring them to hold police accountable.
8. WE HELPED BUILD THE MOVEMENT FOR JUSTICE IN AMERICA
We educated and organized volunteers across the nation to stop injustice. We invested critical resources in allied organizations who are fighting for real change on the ground. We helped suffering families foot the bill for funerals and legal fees. And we built critical alliances that will help us get justice in the future.
9. IN CALIFORNIA, WE ADVOCATED FOR THE MOST PROGRESSIVE POLICE DECERTIFICATION BILL IN THE COUNTRY UNTIL GOV. GAVIN NEWSOM SIGNED IT INTO LAW
We made nearly 5,000 calls to support SB2, SB 299, and SB 710, and while we didn’t get two of them signed into law, we laid out strong markers for what real changes to our justice system should look like.
10. THE MURDERERS OF AHMAUD ARBERY WERE CONVICTED AFTER GRASSROOTS LAW HELPED BRING NATIONAL ATTENTION TO THE CASE
Together, we sent millions of petition messages and made hundreds of thousands of calls demanding accountability. This verdict simply wouldn’t have happened without you.
HELP SUPPORT OUR TEAM
Every dollar you donate will go towards helping Grassroots Law Project get justice for families and radically reform the American legal system.