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To advocate for legislation, regulations, and government policies and programs to improve racial equity.
The Activated People was founded in 2019 to promote racial and gender equity through advocacy and by providing a media platform dedicated to discussing social justice issues through the lens of activists and people who are directly impacted by the issues. In 2021, we developed a three-year strategic plan to support our evolution into a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to improve racial justice outcomes in Virginia to encourage equity and inclusion across the nation. Our vision is communities of activists who are educated about political processes and engaged in making a more equal and inclusive society. We are founded on and guided by the values of racial justice, collective liberation, community, centering and uplifting people of color, and transformation. Our objectives are to encourage equitable outcomes for black and brown people through racial justice advocacy, and to build and support engaged communities of color through community education and Get Activated!
These values are the foundation of who we are, what we do, and how we do our work: