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Urgent National Call to Action

BACKGROUND
Last week, Senate Democrats and Republicans unanimously approved an amendment to the infrastructure bill that threatens to withhold federal funding to local governments if they defund their police departments. We cannot allow this to happen.


While Democrats will attempt to reassure us by stating that the clause is not binding, we know that it will be used as an excuse by local governments to increase funding to police and starve our communities of sorely needed resources. The bill is moving to the House for a vote next week. We must stop this attack on the Defund the Police demand.

More info: https://twitter.com/Blklivesmatter/status/1425304902402727940?s=20

CALL TO ACTION
Contact your house rep and tell them to fight this amendment!

Email your house rep

Use Black Lives Matter’s easy email tool to send an email to your rep

Call your house rep

Talking Points
– I’m calling to ask you to fight the budget resolution that threatens to pull federal funding for local governments that defund the police
– Defunding the police frees up dollars for much needed resources that actually keep communities safe
– Defund the police is a bold and strategic policy demand aimed at tackling white supremacy in public safety

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