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FOR BLACK AND BROWN WORKING-CLASS DETROITERS.

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Become a Detroit Action Member today, and become a part of our movement to bring transformational change to the City of Detroit.

Detroit Action is a grassroots community-based organization building power for workers and Detroiters of color throughout our metro region. A consistent and deliberate attack on our institutions has made Detroit one of the most politically and economically marginalized communities in the country. We build power and transform our communities and fight back against the policies that affect our most vulnerable communities.

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We are deeply saddened by the passing of DeAndree Watson, a friend of the organization. DeAndree was a brilliant policy analyst who worked in the Office of Councilman James Tate and was a student of our founder and former executive director, Dr. Greg Markus, at the University of Michigan. Even as a policy analyst, DeAndree was a friend to the DAC, to the former Good Jobs Now and to Detroit Action. No matter how big or small the event, DeAndree was present. In our fight to restore Street Outreach Court Detroit, DeAndree was extremely helpful in making sure our members were connected to City Council and County Commission members to tell their stories of why Street Court mattered. In our fight to keep families in their homes, DeAndree was there to make sure that Detroit Action staff and organizers knew who to talk to and how we could have a message that penetrated any political bluster.

All of us at Detroit Action are shocked and heartbroken by this violence. Please join us in forming a community of support around DeAndree's family, friends and the community as a whole.

While nothing will undo the harm that’s been caused we remain grounded in our vision for transforming Detroit into a city where we are all free to thrive together. We know that our communities in Detroit have been divested from for decades and that divestment creates crisis. The gun violence in our communities is bred from this divestment. We're resolved to honor DeAndree by affirming our commitment to justice and love.

A yearly reminder that the freedoms celebrated on America's Independence Day were not equally nor equitably awarded to all its inhabitants. Our work is to avenge the suffering of our ancestors and to earn the respect of future generations.
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