SOCIAL JUSTICE

The NFL family, in partnership with players, clubs, and owners, works to create positive change in communities across the country and ensure that equal opportunity becomes a reality for all.

It's never been more important for us to turn passion into action. We have to continue bridging the gap between player and community.
Troy Vincent, Sr., EVP of NFL Football Operations
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WHAT THE NFL SUPPORTS

Working with our partners, the league office continues to support programs and initiatives that reduce barriers to opportunity in four priority areas.

OUR Mission

Contribute to changing local and state legislation and policies through advocacy around criminal justice reform legislation. Increase awareness around social justice and racial equality issues that directly impact communities and engage the public in working towards solutions.

Milestones
Date Action
May 2021 Players Coalition members lobby for the passing of the Probation Reform Bill in Georgia.
March 2021 Players Coalition letter supports establishing a minimum age of 16 to prosecute a child as an adult in Delaware
January 2021 Players Coalition members and NFL players letter supports eliminating life sentences for convicted felons under 18 in Ohio
June 2020 Broncos players contribute to passage of Colorado’s Enhance Law Enforcement Integrity Bill

Player-led Social Justice Legislation 

The NFL family, in partnership with players, clubs, owners, and the Players Coalition, effect positive change in their communities by supporting legislative initiatives in the four priority areas of focus: Education, Economic Advancement, Criminal Justice Reform and Police & Community Relations.

These player-led efforts have resulted in changes in voter laws, juvenile justice, criminal justice reform, improved funding for educational opportunities across the country and much more.  

SOCIAL JUSTICE

HISTORY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE AND THE NFL

To move forward, we take a look back.

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    The Wilf Family Foundations have granted $4 million to 27 organizations committed to social justice issues. 

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    Los Angeles Rams and RISE continue season-long leadership and community building initiative with five local high school football teams.

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    Cleveland Browns defensive linemen Malik Jackson to donate copies of the Juneteenth-themed children's book “All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom” written by Angela Johnson and illustrated by E.B. Lewis.

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    The Atlanta Falcons join launch of new voting partnership, Democracy Class Atlanta.

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