Fundraising for Police Accountability
NPAP is a project of the National Lawyers Guild. National Lawyers Guild that seeks “to protect the human and civil rights of individuals in their encounters with law enforcement and detention facility personnel. The central mission of NPAP is to promote the accountability of law enforcement officers and their employers for violations of the Constitution and the laws of the United States.”
We are sickened by the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and the countless others who have fallen to a system that encourages brutality and rarely hold them accountable. We support the protestors and want to keep the momentum going in order to change training, policing and criminal law. We are equally worried about the POC community in particular and the health of the protestors in the midst of the pandemic.
Our “What Did I Do?” Cup and our Hands Up Cup, first made four years ago, are sadly still relevant. They are daily reminders of lives needlessly lost and catalysts for action. As makers, we believe in the power of objects to create change.
When you use a Democratic Cup, have that difficult conversation and use it as a call to action . Call your legislators, write a letter to your local paper, vote in the next election, register other voters, amplify the voices of people of color, educate yourself and others on our genocidal history, and know that as a nation we have never reconciled our white supremacy and brutal past.
The cups have been collaboratively made by ceramic artists and illustrators based in the US who came together in 2016 to fight back against the erosion of civil liberties and rights. As a country, we need conversations and connections to reinforce the dignity and inclusivity of all Americans, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexuality, and culture.
The Democratic Cup believes that these cups will act as agents of social change by generating positive political discourse. Join us in our effort to catalyze conversation, bring empathy back into politics, and to bring us together in this challenging time!