- Action Alert
- Criminal Justice
Tell Congress: Support Justice in Policing
America needs police reform now! In partnership with the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, we are calling on Congress to swiftly pass meaningful police reform legislation.
America needed police reform before November 22, 2014 when Tamir Rice was shot in his front yard while he was playing with a toy gun. America needed police reform before May 25, 2020 when George Floyd was killed when a police officer knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes. America needs police reform now.
The Justice in Policing Act (H.R. 7120/S.3912) recently passed in the House and is currently before the Senate. This bill would ban the use of choke holds, institute a national “necessary” use of force standard, end the militarization of civilian police departments, and implement other badly needed police reforms.
Write your senators and ask them to support this bill. Our lawmakers must take swift action in response to ongoing police killings and other violence against Black people across our country.