Protect the civil rights and liberties of every person.
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The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act (S. 3912/H.R. 7120) takes initial steps to end police brutality, protect the civil rights and liberties of all people, and change the culture of law enforcement agencies. We are at an inflection point; we must not waste the momentum of this difficult time, or risk the possibility that another Black family will be left to mourn a loved one’s senseless death at the hands of those who are sworn to protect us.
Tell your senators to support the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.
People across the nation and the world saw George Floyd, an African American man, struggle for his life for 8 minutes and 46 seconds with a police officer’s knee thrust against his neck—sustained, inhumane torture that horrified, saddened, and angered us. As educators, NEA members want all of our students to have an education that prepares them to be good citizens and contributing members of their communities. These opportunities are only accessible to the extent that our nation can keep students and their family members safe from police brutality, a particular danger in African American communities. H. Res. 988 condemns police brutality, racial profiling, and the use of excessive and militarized force. Crucially, it seeks several actions to protect the civil rights and liberties of all people from police abuses. The resolution is an extension of NEA’s racial and social justice work, and is one of several actions we are taking in response to police brutality in communities of color.
Email your representative and ask them to cosponsor resolution condemning police brutality, racial profiling, and excessive use of force (H. Res. 988)