Here are some things that you can do to try to affect change.
* Sign the Black Lives Matter petition to Defund the Police
Support the People’s Budget LA. https://peoplesbudgetla.com/ (or the equivalent for your city—the goal is to reduce the budget allocated to cops)
*Contact your representative to support the Resolution to
Condemn Police Brutality (Pressly, Omar, Bass, and Lee) https://pressley.house.gov/…/A%20Resolution%20Condemning%20…
and the Ending Qualified Immunity Act (Amash)
Contact your Rep: https://www.house.gov/representati…/find-your-representative
*Your local Indivisible Chapter will be a great resource to help you do all of these things.
*And if you are in CA, you can also ask your state rep to support these specific pieces of legislation that aim at criminal justice reform, a key piece of creating a more just and equal society: AB 646/ACA 6 (restores voting rights to people on parole)
and SB 144 (repeals many criminal justice system fees).
CA StateStrong Priority bills: https://www.castatestrong.org/2020-priority-bills/