Joint Center Signs Letter to House & Senate Leadership Urging Them to Take Legislative Action in Response to Ongoing Police Brutality Against Black People in the United States

Today, the Joint Center signed a letter with a total of 454 organizations urging the U.S. House and Senate to “take swift and decisive legislative action in response to ongoing fatal police killings and other violence against Black people across our country.”

The letter, organized by The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and addressed to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, also includes eight federal reforms for police accountability.

Other signees include African American Policy Forum, American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International USA, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, Black Lives Matter, Center for American Progress, Economic Policy Institute, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, MomsRising, NAACP, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., National Action Network, National Bar Association, National Urban League, National Women’s Law Center, Public Citizen, ReThink Media, UnidosUS, and more.

Read it here.

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About Joint Center

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, America’s Black think tank, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1970 and based in Washington, DC. The Joint Center's mission is to inform and illuminate the nation's major public policy debates through research, analysis, and information dissemination in order to improve the socioeconomic status of Black communities in the United States; expand their effective participation in the political and public policy arenas; and promote communication and relationships across racial and ethnic lines to strengthen the nation's pluralistic society.