My Better America (MBA) is founded by LaRonna Lassiter Saunders, a civil rights advocate and dual-state licensed attorney that has been practicing law for over seventeen (17) years.
MBA is a minority-owned, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on improving the Criminal Justice System, with emphasis on Law Enforcement and Court Procedures, that disproportionately impacts poor and low-income people of color.
My Better America (MBA)
Mailing Address (only): 7111 W. 151st Street, Ste. 142, Overland Park, KS 66223
Phone: (913) 735-6150
MBA is passionate about protecting, defending and preserving the individual rights and liberties of underprivileged and disenfranchised minorities (particularly black males as they make up a disproportionate percentage of the criminal justice system).
CHALLENGE - MBA identifies and challenges systemic government abuses of power through advocacy and/or litigation;
DEFEND - MBA provides free or reduced legal services for minorities that are illegally or unjustly stopped, detained and arrested by the police;
EDUCATE - MBA educates law enforcement and minorities on positive ways to interact, as well as bringing awareness to each other's perspective;
CHANGE - MBA advocates for culture change within law enforcement and the criminal Justice system.
Question and Oppose
· Identify and challenge systemic government abuses of power through advocacy and/or litigation;
· Advocate change and reform of systemic racial, social injustice and discriminatory practices, policies;
· Investigate claims of racial bias;
· File complaints with law enforcement offices and police certification boards.
Legal Services and Advocacy
·Provides legal assistance for minorities (with emphasis on low-income and black males as they make up a disproportionate percentage of the criminal justice system). Services include, but are not limited to:
Training and Teaching
· Educate law enforcement and minorities on positive ways to interact, as well as bringing awareness to each other's perspective;
· Provide seminars and classes on racism and cultural biases for law enforcement, government agencies, businesses, churches and schools.
· Keep general public informed and updated on issues affecting people of color, through podcasts and other social media outlets.
Reform and Revolutionize
· Advocate for culture change within law enforcement and the criminal Justice system;
· Events to bring the community and police together;
· Support other non-profit organizations causes for racial and social justice;
· Volunteer opportunities and ability to obtain Community Service Hours
Donate to the legal defense and advocacy of minorities that have been:
by Law Enforcement, the Courts, and the Criminal Justice System.