Read and sign the pledge today to take action and join the movement for racial equity for all! Now more than ever, Asian Americans Advancing Justice invites you to commit to racial equity, fight against white supremacy, and support Black people’s struggle for justice and liberation. To fight for a more abundant future for our children and to move in solidarity with Black people, we must challenge and disrupt the status quo and pledge to be anti-racist.
In the wake of the murders of George Floyd and so many others, we have been reminded of the anti-Blackness that exists in our community. As an organization of Muslim women committed to building sisterhood and advancing social equity, Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment is opening space for our community to learn and grow as anti-racist activists, advocates, and allies. Please visit their anti-Blackness resource page to learn about places to begin or continue your anti-racism journey.
As communities continue to speak up about law enforcement misconduct and demand change and greater accountability, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020 addresses policing practices and law enforcement accountability, changing the culture of law enforcement and re-imagining public safety. This bill includes measures to increase accountability for law enforcement misconduct in court and improve transparency through data collection. With a framework to prohibit racial profiling and discriminatory policing practices, the bill also establishes new requirements for law enforcement officers and agencies such as wearing body cameras and training on implicit bias and racial profiling. Read more about the sweeping police reform bill that was passed in the House on June 25 here. As of August 27, 2020, the bill has been looking for movement in the Senate.
None of us are free until all of us are free. While Black folks in our country cannot simply LIVE without fearing for their lives, nobody else can remain silent and stand by. pic.twitter.com/f2hqQ6LNBg
— CIPC (@CALimmigrant) May 28, 2020