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Capitol Calling Party: The Movement to End Police Violence
June 28 @ 8:00 PM – June 29 @ 9:30 PM
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 8 PM –
A year ago, millions of people joined the Black Lives Matter movement to protest the murder of George Floyd, defund the police, and repeal the 1033 program, which transfers weapons of war — bayonets, grenade launchers, and armored vehicles — to local police departments. What’s the status of nationwide efforts to divest from policing, to invest in communities, and to create new restorative justice approaches?
- Paige Fernandez, policing policy advisor at the ACLU, is an advocate for reducing the role, power, and presence of police in communities.
- Yasmine Taeb is a human rights lawyer and progressive strategist working to repeal the 1033 program that transfers military equipment to local police departments.
Sponsor: CODEPINK Congress