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Send e-mails and phone in. Let local/state governments know that you care.
1. Find the local authority
You need to find the right local/state authority to contact and send your message. Use this database to find them.
✅ congressmen/women to co-sponsor the House Resolution condemning police brutality,
✅ local judges/magistrates to call for an arrest of the offending officers (if they have the power),
✅ state representatives/city council members to divert funds from police departments to Black/in-need communities for education, health, and safety programs.
Example about Breonna Taylor (click to send):
To whom it may concern,
E-mail adapted from here.
My name is (NAME). I am from (LOCATION), and I am emailing today to demand accountability and justice for the racist murder of Breonna Taylor. She worked tirelessly to help others during this global pandemic as an ER technician, and she should be alive today.
I implore that all officers involved in this heinous killing--including Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and officers Brett Hankison and Myles Cosgrove--be immediately terminated from the LMPD and charged to the fullest extent of manslaughter.
As you are well aware, Kentucky is in a state of crisis, in part due to the systemic racism that took the precious life of Breonna Taylor. Mayor Fischer has indefinitely suspended “no knock” warrants, and has committed to making structural change, but more needs to be done. I urge you to follow through on this promise and take action to implement sweeping police reform, including Campaign Zero's and NAACP of Louisville's police reform demands. These brutal acts of violence against people and communities of color need to end.
In the wake of the murder of Breonna Taylor and continued attacks on Black people in America in the weeks since, I hope that you will honor your duty as a civil servant and work toward both preventing further police brutality and promoting some necessary healing in our communities.
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