Invest in Black Communities

Invest in Black Communities

Posted 5 months ago

Color of Change

Color of Change

Color Of Change helps people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by 1.7 million members, we move decision makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people, and all people. Until justice is real.

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Defund the police, and invest in communities now!

For the past three months, our communities have been inundated with painful stories and images of Black people targeted, harassed, arrested, and killed by police and racist vigilantes. As Black people all across the country grapple with the aftermath of an unprecedented global pandemic, somehow Black people also have to figure how to stay alive while jogging, buying groceries, and yes -- even while sleeping.

If we do not take steps to deter public and private officials from supporting, investing, and protecting an unaccountable police force then we risk losing countless Black lives. That is why we have developed a platform of structural demands that will, over time, reduce the overall impact of policing in ways that are concrete and tangible. 

Invest in healthy communities not policing

Increase transparency and accountability for officers with records of misconduct

Do away with unfair protections for officers in police union contracts and Law Enforcement Officers’ ‘Bills of Rights’

Strengthen police use-of-force policies to protect human life and rights

End ‘broken windows’ policing and stop unnecessary prosecution of low-level offenses

Establish effective civilian oversight boards with investigative and subpoena powers

Respond to mental health crises with healthcare, not policing responses

Require independent investigations in all cases where police kill or seriously injure people

End the profit motive in policing

Read Our Platform to Defund the Police

We have developed a platform of structural demands that will, over time, reduce the overall impact of policing in ways that are concrete and tangible.

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