Article: Birthday For Breonna
Birthday For Breonna
Breonna Taylor should have turned 27 yesterday.
On March 13th, 2020 Breonna was shot and killed by police in her own home. The police were looking for a suspect that had already been arrested.
No charges have been made in her death.
Yesterday, we joined a campaign started by Cate Young (@battymamzelle) to send Breonna's birthday cards to the Kentucky Attorney General and to Mayor Greg Fischer asking for action to be taken.
We offered a free birthday card on our website to send to Kentucky legislators on behalf of anyone who wanted to join the campaign. The response was overwhelming. In less than 12 hours we had more than 500 orders for Breonna's birthday cards.
We will be working through the weekend to ensure these messages of hope, action and love are delivered in a timely manner to the Kentucky State Capitol and to Mayor Greg Fischer. The messages have truly been heartbreaking and beautiful. We will be sharing some of these on our social over the coming days.
In a time where everything seems absolutely overwhelming, we are looking at our skill set, to see how and where we can help. We know greeting cards and snail mail. It is what we do for a living. This felt like the best way for us to stay true to what we know and support a cause we FULLY believe in.
If you would like to send a birthday card for Breonna. Please address them to:
Office of the Attorney General
700 Capitol Avenue
Frankfort, KY 40601
We want to shine a spotlight on the work that needs to be done to actively fight against the inequality and injustices facing our Black Community. Each week this month we will be sharing an organization that is supporting the fight for equality.
From Saturday June 6 to Friday June 12, 15% of web sales will be donated to Color of Change. The largest online racial justice organization in the country. Color of Change designs campaigns powerful enough to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back, and champion solutions that move us all forward.