Call-A-Thon with Goal of 50K Calls to Senators in 50 Hours, Urges Passage of Police Reform Bill
Nationally renowned civil rights attorneys Ben Crump and Antonio Romanucci today launched a call-a-thon that will run through September 16, asking supporters to call their U.S. Senators to urge them to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. The campaign’s goal is to generate 50,000 calls to senators in 50 hours.
The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, sponsored by Rep. Karen Bass, passed in the House of Representatives on March 3, 2021. The bill is currently stalled in the U.S. Senate due to partisan disagreements on the changes to nationwide policing it would enact.
Supporters of the police reform legislation can visit this website, where they will submit their phone number and be automatically connected to their senator’s office to encourage a yes vote for the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act: https://act.bencrump.com/a/georgefloyd-senate
If passed, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act would:
- Limit the unnecessary use of force and restrict the use of no-knock warrants, chokeholds, and carotid holds
- Create the National Police Misconduct Registry to compile data on complaints and records of police misconduct
- Lower the criminal intent standard to convict a law enforcement officer for misconduct in a federal prosecution
- Limit qualified immunity as a defense to liability in a private civil action against a law enforcement officer
- Grant administrative subpoena power to the Department of Justice (DOJ) in pattern-or-practice investigations