Abolition Can't Wait: A Teach-In with #8toAbolition
Join a conversation on June 25 with organizers from #8toAbolition about why abolishing the police and prison system can't wait. Hosted by Haymarket Books and organizers from #8toAbolition.Register Now
Law Enforcement Integrity Act Passes with Strong Bipartisan Support
The passage of SB217 includes:
• The end of qualified immunity
• Requires officers to intervene to stop excessive force
• Outlaws chokeholds + use of deadly force on someone fleeing police
• Decertifies bad officers
• Protects protesters from police tear gas and projectiles
• Mandates body cameras and makes police misconduct video publicly available
• Authorizes the AG to bring lawsuits to force bad police depts. to change
• Requires data collection and public reporting on policing
• A Public database to prevent rehiring of bad officers.
Next steps to support of the Law Enforcement Accountability & Integrity Act (SB20-217)
SB20-217 passed out of the Senate! The community really did this --- by demanding police accountability, developing amendments to strengthen the bill and pushing legislators to stand up for this legislation. SB20-217 will be voted on in the House committee on State, Veterans and Military Affairs on June 10.
Now is the time to contact House State, Veterans and Military Affairs committee members and other key representatives!
Contact your state legislators in support of the Law Enforcement Accountability & Integrity Act (SB20-217)
Community, we NEED your support right now to pass game-changing police accountability legislation in Colorado!
The recent wave of protests in Denver and across the country have created momentum for real, serious police accountability changes to be enacted, and SB20-217 - the Law Enforcement Accountability & Integrity Act - will make badly needed progress toward such changes in CO. The bill will have a final vote in the State Senate on June 9 and then will go to the House. Public comment will be heard on Wednesday, June 10. If you support police accountability, please help make sure this law passes!
Sign the petition in support of SB217
Police officers are government officials who should be held accountable to the people they serve. Demand humane, equitable, and constitutional policing in Colorado communities. Contact your Senator and tell them to vote in support of The Law Enforcement Integrity and Accountability Act. By acting, you will bolster legislators who are champions for police accountability by letting them know they have your support, embolden those who may be nervous to speak up and sway those who are undecided.Sign Now