Tell your lawmaker: Police Reform Now

Advocates like you are taking to the streets to express their pain, their outrage, and their demands for racial justice and an end to police violence against Black people.

That’s why we need your help to build pressure and ensure public outrage leads to action. Send a message to your state representatives and urge them to commit to legislation that holds officers accountable for the use of deadly force.

Message Recipients: Your state senator and representative.

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Your Message

The senseless and tragic killing of George Floyd makes it clearer than ever that it is on all of us to fight for a country where being a person of color isn't a death sentence.

As our state and the country reel from the senseless murder of George Floyd – the latest in far too many deaths of Black and Brown people at the hands of police – the time is now for meaningful action that curbs police violence and addresses systemic racism in our policing and criminal justice systems. Please consider the following recommendations:

1.) Eliminate unnecessary interactions between the police and community members, which too often lead to violence and death.

2.) Implement common-sense, legally enforceable constraints so that there are only very rare instances in which police officers can use force against community members.

3.) Hold officers accountable when they use excessive force or violence, starting with the requirement to release videos of officer-involved shootings and interactions that result in death.

As your constituent, I strongly urge you to take these recommendations to enact legislation for bold police reform in Texas.

Sincerely,

[First Name] [Last Name]
[Your Address]

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