What Is Your State Doing Right Now About Policing?

The Black Lives Matter protests are into their third week, but have they produced any results?

There are some initial, encouraging signs.

Although not every state legislature is in session right now, there has been movement in some states. Some highlights:

So how can you find out what bills and measures are being proposed in your state legislature? Well, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) has put together this fabulous tool so you can look up what’s happening with law enforcement legislation in your state.

Screenshot of the NCSL database tool

Simply choose All Topics –> Your state –> and hit Search.

What you can do

Once you’ve looked to see what’s happening in your state, your next step is clear: If there’s legislation listed, call your local legislators and tell them how you want them to vote on it. On the other hand, if there’s nothing listed, you can call your legislator and demand that they take action by authoring a bill.

You can find the contact information for your local state legislators HERE.

I encourage you to listen to your local community and learn what measures they have been advocating for to keep people safe. You could start by reaching out to your local NAACP or ACLU chapter, or look into these organizations that have been in this fight for a long time.

Thank you for taking action.

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