Ask your Mayor or City Council to take the pledge to address police use of force policies now.
Mayors and other City Council officials are uniquely positioned to introduce common-sense limits on police use of force. That’s why the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance is calling on mayors to commit to taking action.
This is a first step. There is always more to be done.
Ask your House Representative to support H.R.4408 and bring it to the floor for a vote:
H.R.4408 – Eric Garner Excessive Use of Force Prevention Act of 2019, introduced by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY-8) on September 19, 2019, if enacted, would classify as a civil-rights violation the application by an on-duty police officer “of any pressure to the throat or windpipe [of another person] which may prevent or hinder breathing or reduce intake of air”.
We need to ask for similar legislation that will comprehensively improve and reform police training and conduct, to encourage de-escalation techniques, and hold bad actors accountable for their actions.
Ask our senators to support Senator Bernie Sanders’ call for:
- Real police-department reform. Every death of a person held in police custody must be investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice. Every police officer involved in a killing must be held accountable, and those found guilty must be punished with the full force of the law.
- Real criminal justice reform. We must invest in our young people in jobs and education. Not more jails and incarceration. We must end the disgrace of the United States having more people in jail than any other country on earth — disproportionately Black, Latino and Native American.