There is more work to be done to address systemic racism in policing across America
WASHINGTON – The League of Women Voters CEO Virginia Kase issued the following statement on the U.S. House passage of H.R. 7120, George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020:
“The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act is a first step to creating police accountability and eliminating police brutality in America, but it does not go far enough. We call on the Senate to rise to this moment and take additional steps to redefine public safety and prioritize investments in economic opportunities, education, healthcare, and other community-led solutions, instead of perpetuating police violence.
“The protests we’ve seen across America, from rural communities to major cities, over the last month are a call for long overdue change by the people of every race, age, and gender who elected this Congress. The League stands in solidarity with the Black community in demanding an end to police violence against people of color. The Senate must move the strongest bill possible to rectify the systemic racism that has taken the lives of countless Black and Brown people. They must strengthen and pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.”
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