The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, introduced in the House and Senate on June 8, is an important step toward police accountability. The bill addresses critical issues such as redefining police misconduct, establishing a national use of force standard, increasing the US Department of Justice’s authority to prosecute misconduct by law enforcement officers and more. Further, the measure would allow the use of force only as a last resort, ban chokeholds, and prohibit racial and religious profiling, among other dramatic changes.
This legislation makes it clear that police brutality, misconduct, harassment, and killing have no place in America. Currently, the Justice in Policing Act is cosponsored by 166 Representatives and 35 Senators, with a vote in the House expected this week. The House passed the measure (HR 7120, 236 – 181) on June 25. NCJW is committed to working with lawmakers to ensure the bill is even more robust upon passage, with federal dollars invested in services, programs, and efforts that help build stable and safe Black and Brown communities.
Call your lawmakers now – use our script below:
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Step 2: Use our script and make your voice heard!
Hi, my name is [your name] and I’m a National Council of Jewish Women advocate. I am calling today to urge [lawmaker name] to support the bold action taken by the House to address systemic racism through the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act just introduced in the House and Senate. The legislation makes clear that black lives matter and that police brutality, misconduct, harassment, and killing have no place in America. It’s a significant to step to protect people and ensure accountability against police violence.
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