Written by Shaun King. This was originally published in Shaun King’s email newsletter for The North Star.
By now, I am sure you are aware of the grave injustice that took place in Brunswick, Georgia with the lynching of Ahmaud Arbery. I wanted to give you a few inside updates and opportunities to join the fight for justice. I’d love your support.
I am working directly with the family. Their attorney, Lee Merritt, is my best friend and we’ve known each other since we were kids. We have several ACTION STEPS and resources for you, ok?
Today – starting right NOW- we need you to do FIVE THINGS.
1. Join our team at RunWithMaud.com. Once you are there, sign the petition. It’s a special super petition. When you sign it, it emails every official that has the power to arrest the men who murdered Ahmaud Arbery.
2. RIGHT NOW call 770-800-0689 to demand that the men who lynched Ahmaud Arbery be arrested TODAY. I’ll be on the line talking you through the whole thing. I’ll coach you through what to say. Two of our previous demands have already been met. SAVE THAT NUMBER and call often. Just press the * key after I connect you to each office.
3. Post RunWithMaud.com EVERYWHERE. Make it the link in your bio. Share it with family and friends. Post in your IG story and all over social media. Film yourself making the phone calls and post the video. Tag me and @grassrootslaw and we will repost.
4. Follow @grassrootslaw on Instagram. We officially launch on Friday and need all hands on deck. We will be making announcements there.
5.Here is my interview with Ahmaud’s mother. It’s personal and emotional and I wanted to really give her space to tell us WHO Ahmaud was beyond this horrible act of violence.
On Friday May 8th, which would have been Ahmaud’s 26th birthday, loved ones are asking that we support the life of Ahmaud by running 2.3 miles, posting your run on social media and use the #IRunWithMaud. All South Florida residents tag #HyLoNews on your posts as well and we’ll repost in support. These are just a few small things we can do to honor this life taken to soon and show that we demand justice.