In the ongoing aftermath of the horrific murder of George Floyd Breonna Taylor and so many others, it is imperative that elected officials use every tool at our disposal to effect positive change and root out the systemic racism and discrimination African Americans have been forced to contend with for generations.
That’s why I was first in line to co-sponsor legislation that will be an important tool in the fight against inequality. The Justice in Policing Act of 2020 was drafted to bring about much needed and well-overdue reform. This legislation would confront systemic flaws in our society and bring about important change to address police abuse, hold law enforcement accountable, improve transparency, and create structural change that safeguards every American’s right to justice.
We must make sure that the United States lives up to its ideals and that these ideals hold true for everyone, while also providing a wide open path for everyone in this country to achieve their dreams.