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Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) made it official last week: negotiations with Republican colleagues over a Senate version of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act (H.R. 1280) have broken down. Booker, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), and Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) had been leading the bipartisan, months-long effort to reach agreement on the bill since spring, when a jury found police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murdering Floyd. Disheartening as it is for yet another House-passed bill to flounder due to lack of support in the Senate, this is no time to give up. We can’t wait for more people to die for much-needed reforms to happen.
Email your senators and ask them to support the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.
A bill to hold law enforcement accountable for misconduct in court, improve transparency through data collection, and reform police training and policies.
A bill that would allow private individuals to file lawsuits under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act that seek to address discriminatory education policies
A bill that would provide federal grants to support voluntary local efforts to increase rracial and socioeconomic diversity.
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