STOP SENSELESS KILLINGS OF BLACK CITIZENS AT HANDS OF POLICE
On Sunday, Kenosha police shot Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old black man, at close range in the back, outside his vehicle in which 3 of his children were passengers. Blake is the most recent known victim of police systematic racism—where rate of police shootings of blacks are more than twice as high as whites.
Protests must continue, per Matt Kemp, Colorado Rockies outfielder: ““In a world where we are the ones who need to remain calm while a trained professional points a gun in our face; a world where the people in uniforms who took an oath to protect us are the same ones killing us; a world where we become hashtags before we even reach our potential; we must stand together, speak out, protest, and be the change we demand, require, and need so bad.”
While the Biden/Harris campaign reached out to Blake’s family and called for systematic racism’s dismantling and officer accountability, GOP Convention stoked the fears of its dwindling white base.
In 66 days, your vote determines which vision of America prevails. But dismantling systematic racism cannot wait. To prevent more killings, Congress must act now.
1. Call the Senate.
Script for Sen. Merkley
Script for Sen. Wyden
2. Call the House.
Script for Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01)
Script for Greg Walden (OR-02)
Script for Earl Blumenauer (OR-03)
Script for Peter DeFazio (OR-04)
Script for Kurt Schrader (OR-05)
3. Get 2020 Ready.
Oregonians are joining with activists across the country to power a LANDSLIDE democratic victory in November 2020, from the White House to the Senate to the State Houses. Here’s how you can get involved: