Legislative Issues and Public Affairs

The Justice in Policing Act of 2020 (H.R. 7120 / S. 3912) was introduced on June 8, 2020, led by Congressional Black Caucus Chair Representative Karen Bass (D-CA 37), Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY 17). This is a major step toward racial justice and accountability for law enforcement. The Links, Incorporated is proud to lend our organization’s name in strong support of this legislation. A fact sheet, a section-by-section summary, and the full text of the legislation are all available.

The legislation needs full house and senate support. All Democrats have signed the legislation with 165 original co-sponsors in the House and 35 original co-sponsors in the Senate at the time of introduction. Changing the culture of policing in communities is one area of systemic change we can effect through this legislation.

Please contact your federal elected officials, implore them to co-sponsor this legislation, and most of all, to vote for its passage. Share this information with all your friends and networks so as many as possible can push positive action by their legislator. You can find your federal elected officials by using this link. Use the following templates as you call and write.

Stand with the Portland (OR) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated to support active participation in the changes of our local, state, and national government which eliminate systems which divide and repress black people.