Our country needs urgent action to end the crisis of systemic racism and militarization in policing. We have the opportunity to influence legislation in the first 100 days of the new Biden administration and see meaningful change.
At Spring Lobby Weekend 2021—FCNL’s virtual advocacy conference—hundreds of students, recent grads, Quakers, and young adults will gather to learn and lobby Congress to demilitarize police and end police violence.
Registration is open now! It’s free and it’s virtual, so we hope you will invite friends and family to join you.
With a new President and a new Congress, we can ensure that our country approves new laws that will demilitarize the police, end police violence, and protect Black and brown communities.
In 2020, the House passed the Justice in Policing Act that, among other things, banned chokeholds, banned no-knock warrants, and limited the transfer of military-grade weapons to local police departments. While this was a small victory for the movement to end police violence, the bill moved no further in the Senate.
That can all change in the new year. This is our moment!
Kameryn and Larissa will be back with more updates as we have them, but one thing is clear: these next three months will be critical in restoring peace and demanding change.