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#justiceOPportunity Thursday—June 3

Sr. Judy Lu McDonnell, OP
Ms. Lyn Kirkconnell

#justiceOPportunity Thursday—June 3

It’s #justiceOPpportunity Thursday and we are marking the one-year anniversary of the death of George Floyd with a call to action! Please urge your senators to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act—H.R. 1280. H.R. 1280 would create accountability at the federal level for police departments, challenging long-held racially biased practices and excessive use of force that have occurred in some departments all too frequently and with little to no accountability.

The U.S. Catholic Bishops remind us in their pastoral letter, Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love, that “God demands more from us. We cannot, therefore, look upon the progress against racism in recent decades and conclude that our current situation meets the standard of justice. In fact, God demands what is right and just.” This is our moment to re-imagine public safety and work towards equitable and just systems that embrace the dignity of each person. Although this moment led to powerful displays of solidarity and some changes at the local and state level, the fact remains that Congress has failed to pass any substantial legislation to demilitarize the police, curb police violence, hold police accountable, and address the racism that exists in our policing system.

Use this online form to send your letter today! https://actionnetwork.org/letters/urge-your-senators-to-pass-the-george-floyd-justice-policing-act





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