Action Alert: Support POCI Caucus police and justice proposals

by Trevor Russell

In addition to our preexisting legislative priorities, FMR is following proposals from the Minnesota Legislature’s 19-member People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) Caucus. (See our special session priorities.)

Take action today and tell your legislators to support the POCI Caucus proposals in response to the murder of George Floyd.

The proposals focus specifically on police accountability and criminal justice reform across five main areas of work:
• Reform the investigation and prosecution of officer-involved deaths and wrongful actions
• Increase police accountability and transparency
• Raise standards of conduct and support officer excellence
• Partner officers with the communities they serve
• Repair and build community trust and create community-centered public safety

A brief description of each item is available in the caucus' statement.

While these issues land outside of our traditional, mainstream environmental advocacy portfolio, as long as people of color live in fear of police violence, environmental justice is not possible, neither are truly public spaces or a fair, equitable society.

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