NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE HAILS HOUSE PASSAGE OF GEORGE FLOYD JUSTICE IN POLICING ACT; DEMANDS IMMEDIATE SENATE ACTION
NEW YORK (March 4, 2021) – National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial issued the following statement regarding the passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act in the House of Representatives:
“Last summer, as millions of Americans marched in the streets to demand an end to racial injustice, the National Urban League made a commitment to turn ‘protest into power.’ Last night’s passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act is a major step on that journey. Now, the Senate must demonstrate its commitment to racial justice and integrity in policing and send the bill to President Biden’s desk.
“The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act would create a culture of accountability, establish high standards of proficiency and ethics for the profession, restore the public’s trust in law enforcement, and enhance the relationship between honorable police officers and the communities they serve.
“Every day that goes by without putting these reforms into action is a day when American men, women and children of color remain at risk of racially-motivated violence and injustice. The American people overwhelmingly approve of these reforms. They marched in the street to demand these reforms. They voted for the candidates who are committed to these reforms. They have waited too long already.”
CONTACT: Teresa Candori, National Urban League firstname.lastname@example.org