Want to Begin Action Against Police Brutality? Push for ERPA!

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Now that the TV trucks have packed up and headed out of Ferguson, MO, what is there to do? I will go into more detail about some of the next steps we can take post-posting hands up photos on social media and pointing fingers at who should be “doing something” to stop racial profiling in this country.

Here is something we can all do. We can support the End Racial Profiling Act. This legislation has been pushed by civil rights organizations for years with much public apathy. This act will put racial profiling in Congress’ face. They need to know that we are not backing down. Here is a description of the act.

The End Racial Profiling Act comprehensively addresses the insidious practice of racial profiling by law enforcement on five levels:  first, it clearly defines the racially discriminatory practice of racial profiling by law enforcement at all levels; second, it creates a federal prohibition against racial profiling; thirdly, it mandates data collection so we can fully assess the true extent of the problem; fourth, it provides funding for the retraining of law enforcement officials on how to discontinue and prevent the use of racial profiling; and fifth, it holds law enforcement agencies that continue to use racial profiling accountable.

NAACP Washington Bureau

Click here for the full law.

Support this by contacting your Congressional representative today and sharing this information.

This is exactly what to do! Don’t talk about it, be about it. Via NAACP.

Contact your U.S. Senators and Member of the House of Representatives and ask them to co-sponsor S. 1038 / H.R. 2581,
THE “END RACIAL PROFILING ACT”.
To contact your Senators and Representative you should:
Make a Phone Call:
Call your Senators and your Representative in Washington by dialing the Capitol Switchboard and asking to be transferred to your Senators’/Congressman’s offices. The switchboard phone number is (202) 224-3121(see message section, below).
Write a Letter:
If you choose to write letters to your Senators, send them to:
The Honorable (name of Senator)
U.S. Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510
If you choose to write a letter to your Representative, send it to:
The Honorable (name of Representative)
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515
Send an E-Mail:
To send an e-mail to your Senators, simply go to www.senate.gov, click on Senators, then click on Contacting Senators (by name or by state). This selection will also help you to identify who your two senators are.
To send an e-mail to your Representative, go to www.house.gov, and click on “write your representative.” This will help you identify who your Representative is and how to contact him/her.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO CONTACT BOTH OF YOUR SENATORS!

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