The fight for justice for George Floyd continues.
Reported on Essence, a black-owned greeting card company, Culture Greetings, is doing their part for Floyd. They teamed up with the George Floyd Memorial Foundation to launch a new social justice platform called “Voices.”
People can mail cards to political figures and demand justice for Floyd. The publication spoke with Ayana Young, president of the Young Group PR, who promoted the campaign. Young said anyone could participate. People can add their signature to a pre-written note, which will get mailed to Governor Tim Kalz, Attorney General Keith Ellison, Judge Peter Cahill, and the Minneapolis City Attorney’s Office.
Young believes this is an effective way to let everyone’s voices be heard. She said,
“While online petitions, email campaigns, phone banks and other digital methods of modern protest can be effective, throughout history, handwritten letters and postcards have been a longstanding vessel to convey concerns, show dissent and offer support.”
She went on to say how incredible it would be if “50,000 postcards with George Floyd’s face” made their way to the mailroom and reminded the political leaders of the overwhelming support of Floyd’s life and legacy. Young also noted that the card campaign is expected to run throughout the trials for all four officers.
In the latest report, 15 jurors have been selected for Derek Chauvin’s murder trial. There were several delays, but opening statements are slated to being on March 29. The jury includes six men and nine women. Nine jurors are White, four of them are Black, and two jurors are multiracial.
Chauvin’s trial is considered one of the most anticipated in U.S. history. He’s facing charges of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and manslaughter for George Floyd’s death on May 25, 2020.
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