Protect the civil rights and liberties of every person.
Support strong public schools by taking these actions today.
Going to school or returning home from an after-school job or visiting friends or going to a cookout or concert—or a playground—should not put students’ lives at risk. But sadly, in communities of color, this is the reality. A 2019 study published in a National Academy of Sciences journal found that about 1 in every 1,000 Black men can expect to be killed by police. The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act (H.R. 1280) takes initial steps to end police brutality, protect civil rights and liberties, and change the culture of law enforcement agencies.
Email your senators and ask them to support the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.
We have an enormous task ahead of us as we deal with the coronavirus and its lasting effects on our students, families, and communities. But that’s not all. We need to restore trust, repair damage to civil rights, increase funding to our schools, and so much more. Tell us what you think the White House and Congress should prioritize in the months ahead.
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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