A year after the death of George Floyd and despite President Biden’s urge to get the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act signed into law, Congress still has not pass the bill. And while some local governments have moved to implement significant public safety reform, the federal government has done little.
While state and local officials have begun to evaluate changes to policing that will work best in their communities, it is the responsibility of our federal government to set a standard for justice, anti-racist policing, and safety in America. It is long past time for legislation to be passed that would address these problems at the federal level, and it’s imperative that the Senate act immediately in a meaningful way.
Urge your senators to support a robust public safety reform package – one that includes the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act!