Action #1: Representatives – “YES” on “H.R.1347– Eric Garner Excessive Use of Force Act and H.R. 1336 – National Statistics on Deadly Force Transparency Act”
Fellow police officers and medical experts were appalled by Derek Chauvin’s brutality in the murder of George Floyd. But if a bystander hadn’t recorded those horrific ±9 minutes, there probably wouldn’t have been a courtroom trial, so let’s not waste this “opportunity” that Floyd and others paid for with their lives.
Minimal script for Representatives: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Rep. [___] to cosponsor and support the passage of H.R.1347 – the Eric Garner Excessive Use of Force Act and H.R.1336– the National Statistics on Deadly Force Transparency Act. I’m following the Chauvin trial and I’m both outraged and heartsick. Please ask Rep. [___] to do whatever [he/she] can to make sure that Mr. Floyd is the last American to suffer this way.
Action #2: The NAACP asks that you make that call on HR 6800 now!
Action #3: A lot of work on fair and just policing has already been done. It was reversed by Trump. Let’s put it back.
Action #4: Up the charge against Officer Chauvin and pull that case completely out of the Hennepin County.(DONE!)
Action #5: Demand the arrest of the 3 police “bystanders.” (DONE!)
Action #6: Join with the NAACP in calling for a law regulating police officer behavior.
Action #7: Ask your representative to co-sponsor the Omar-Pressley resolution AND HR 119 – National Statistics on Deadly Force Transparency Act of 2019.
Action #8: End “Qualified Immunity” for abusive police.
Action #9: Hello! Have we actually passed that antilynching bill?
Action #10: “Walk with us!” vs. “Light ’em up!”- Demilitarize our police.
Action #11: Defund the police (Black Lives Matter)
Action #12: Senator Tom Cotton wants to send in the 82nd Airborne, on the 99th anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre and the first air attack on American soil. Thanks, Tom, for putting the image of strafing American citizens in our heads!
Contact information for representatives and senators at the very bottom….
Action #1: The protests continue. Know your rights before you join in.