Support People of Color Caucus agenda for Oregon State legislature
WHAT’S HAPPENING: Oregon State Legislature is meeting in a special session starting Wed. June 24, where they will address critical issues related to police reform. They need to hear the voices of Oregonians calling for an end to police brutality. People of color should not have to fear that officers of the law will violently abuse or murder their loved ones. Policy changes can help ensure greater police accountability.
#1 Phone or email your Oregon senator and rep to let them know you support the action being promoted by the People of Color Caucus. Find contact info here
You may use this sample message, personalizing it if possible: I stand in support of the Oregon Legislative People of Color Caucus, calling for improved police accountability in response to the murder of George Floyd and the subsequent public protests and outrage in response to his death.
Today I support legislation to prohibit an arbitrator from lessening sentences in cases of disciplinary action against a law enforcement officer who has committed misconduct. I also support legislation to authorize and require the Attorney General to investigate and prosecute any death or serious physical injury resulting from use of force by a law enforcement officer. I will be encouraging other Oregon voters to join me in this important call to action.
#2 Contact a friend or family member in another part of Oregon and invite them to join us in this action by also contacting their Oregon senator and rep.