We are pleased to share the Toolkit on State Anti-Racial Profiling Legislation. This toolkit is a collective effort of the Proactive Team convened by Rights Working Group and draws on best-practices and expertise from successful state-level campaigns for anti-profiling laws, as well as insights from national organizations. The toolkit offers guidance on legislative language, messaging and framing, and coalition-building to advance state legislative campaigns for proactive anti-profiling laws.
Passed in 2006, SB 90 required police to report people suspected to be undocumented to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at the time of arrest. On April 26th, the Community and Law Enforcement Trust Act was signed into law in Colorado, repealing SB 90.
"It all started in 2007, when I was pulled over by an unmarked NYPD car for no reason. I was arrested for a suspended license for an unpaid ticket. At the precinct, they sent a plainclothes Pakistani detective to interview me about my travels, my associations, and my religious and political beliefs.
A new report released this week, Mapping Muslims: NYPD Spying and its Impact on American Muslims ,reveals how unwarranted surveillance programs based on racial and religious profiling have impacted New York’s Muslim communities, encouraging fear and mistrust of law enforcement.
Since 9/11, Muslims in New York City and other cities and states in the Northeast have faced a systemic pattern of surveillance by the NYPD, FBI and CIA, as documented by the Associated Press in 2011. As DRUM began organizing around and protesting discriminatory surveillance programs, an informant was sent into their organization to und
Tell your Members of Congress that we need a strong, inclusive ban on racial profiling in immigration reform legislative, and urge your Senators to co-sponsors the End Racial Profiling Act of 2013. Join the immigrant rights and racial justice movements mobilizing acoss the country at this important time, and get these key Rights Working Group messages out.
Show solidarity with Rhode Island to say we must end racial profiling in all communities. Watch Chanravy’s story , watch