My Better America (MBA) is founded by LaRonna Lassiter Saunders, a civil rights advocate and dual-state licensed attorney that has a passion for people and justice.
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 suffered unjust and discriminatory treatment. Without your support they do not have the financial means to protect themselves or stand up for their rights.