Policies on policing reform and related issues
Policing Reform Policies
Campaign Zero: 8 can’t wait: https://8cantwait.org/
Eight policies that can reduce police violence by 72%. Find out which ones your city has enacted (for major cities) and contact your mayor. Or use these to take action locally. The research to back this up can be found here: https://www.joincampaignzero.org/research
FCNL: federal legislative priorities
FCNL has identified four bills in Congress that you can support now. These address ending religious and racial profiling, establishing national use of force standards, making it illegal for police to use chokeholds, and stopping the flow of military hardware to police.
Defunding the Police
A Quaker call to defund the police, Lucy Duncan, AFSC
Recently I have heard several Quakers say they prefer softer language like “demilitarize the police” to “defund the police.” While the call to demilitarize is certainly important, I feel the language in the current demand is a portal to deeper change—and I hope Quakers will widely support it. Here’s why.
Defund the Police: What does it mean, why does it matter and what could it look like here? Wisconsin Examiner; June 9, 2020
No More Money for the Police, New York Times, Op-Ed, May 30, 2020
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