Honoring Dr. King with Action

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As we take today to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy, we are moved by the stories of so many thousands of people who took action in the Civil Rights movement. We will never know the name of every person who struggled for their liberation, or for the liberation of their neighbors, friends, and comrades, but we honor them for their incredible courage, vision, determination, and heart.

You know that the struggle isn't over. Through the NYPD's Stop & Frisk regime and the surveillance of Muslim communities, we see institutional racism all too present in our system today. Through JFREJ's Campaign Against Discriminatory Policing we join our allies throughout the city in continuing the fight for racial justice. In honor of Dr. King and the thousands who took action alongside him, we ask you to take action against today's civil rights abuses.

Please call or send an email to your representative today and ask them to pledge full support for the Community Safety Act, a package of four crucial bills currently before the City Council that will start to dismantle the Stop & Frisk regime and create real accountability for the NYPD. Make sure your City Councilmember knows that you will not be silent in the face of institutional racism in our city. Click here to find out who your representative is and their contact information. Use the contact script below or your own words.

Thank you for taking action - today and always!

Contact Script
Hi. My name is _____ and I’m writing/calling to urge you to support all four bills of the "Community Safety Act," a package of bills aimed to end discriminatory and abusive policing and to create meaningful oversight and increased accountability for the NYPD. New Yorkers want a police department with greater transparency and equal protection of all our diverse communities. Please urge your colleagues in the City Council to support the Community Safety Act and help establish the department’s first Inspector General.

P.S. Be sure to join us on January 29th for an exciting panel on the relationships between hate speech, government policies, Stop & Frisk, and police surveillance. Click here for more information.