On April 16-20th, the National End Racial Profiling Advocacy Week brought together communities across the country for a week of advocacy and activism to end the discriminatory practice of racial profiling. And on April 18th, advocates, organizers, and community members convened in Washington, D.C. to share this message with their representatives in Congress. Together as impacted individuals, community and faith leaders, law enforcement officials, and advocates, we met with members of Congress to urge them to take decisive action by co-sponsoring the End Racial Profiling Act and by putting pressure on the Department of Justice to reform its 2003 Guidance Regarding the Use of Race and Ethnicity by Federal Law Enforcement Agencies.
See some of the highlights of the week:
Click here for links to press coverage of Advocacy Week.
April 17: Senate Hearing on "Ending Racial Profiling in America" [Watch CSPAN Coverage of Hearing]
April 17: Press Conference immediately following the Senate Hearing hosted by the ACLU, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, NAACP and Rights Working Group. [Watch CSPAN Coverage of Press Conference]
Published op-eds and news articles from RWG members on the End Racial Profiling Act:
The National End Racial Profiling Advocacy Week was hosted by the ACLU, The Leadership Conference, NAACP, and Rights Working Group.