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Stop Being Political Chumps

Greetings Freedom Fighters:

Our partners at the ACLU put it best when they said that "it's been over two years that civil rights partners have been fighting to pass a package of bills that put power in communities, not police".

Yet, at every opportunity, state lawmakers have failed to DO THEIR JOB and move the needle.

However, they want our vote in November but they are failing to protect us the other 11 months of the year.

Democrats have failed to deliver on their promises and we allow them to get away with it because the vast majority of us give them our blind support at each and every election.

The late, great Malcolm X said, "We put them first, and they put us last. Cause you're a chump. A political chump! ... Any time you throw your weight behind a political party that controls the government, and that party can't keep the promise that it made to you during the election cycle, and you are dumb enough to walk around continuing to identify yourself with that party --- you're not only a chump but you're a traitor to your race".

How right he was!

PICK UP YOUR PHONE AND CALL these politicians you vote for year in and year out and tell them to support this package of bills that would do the following:

  • Make police disciplinary records public.

  • Equip civilian review boards with subpoena power.

  • End qualified immunity.

  • Limit choke-holds and the use of deadly force.

Personally, I'm tired of hearing our local politicians give their tributes to Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and now Tyre Nichols and yet when they have the opportunity to make their own state a safer place for Black and Brown folk {your supporters}, they lack the backbone and intestinal fortitude to make it happen.

Freedom fighters, please tell your state lawmakers: we need policies aimed at ending police violence against communities. They have the power to pass long delayed bills to confront systemic racial injustices, police secrecy and lack of accountability.


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