The League joined letters to the Department of Justice calling on investigations into the circumstances surrounding the killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. The letters were led by the Leadership Conference and joined by over 200 organizations.
Read the letter calling for an investigation in the circumstances surrounding Mr. Floyd’s death as well as the Minneapolis Police Department’s (MPD) long history of brutality against Black and Brown individuals in the community it serves here.
LWVUS joined the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 112 organizations urging the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to open a full and thorough hate crimes investigation into the horrific killing of Ahmaud Arbery.
The League sent comment to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee ahead of their Oversight Hearing on Policing Practices and Law Enforcement Accountability on June 10, 2020.