#ProsecuteLynching: Ida B. Wells Campaign


Why We Are Launching This Campaign:

The decision in Oklahoma to acquit Betty Shelby in the case of #TerenceCrutcher, has given a new and urgent impetus to announce the launch of a campaign stemming from our National Convention commencing on April 29, 2017.

Named the Ida B. Wells Campaign, this is a continuation of the anti-lynching crusade she championed.

We demand that all states appoint a special prosecutor in every instance of a police-involved shooting of an unarmed person.

First Action

We are rolling out our campaign in California and urgently supporting the passage of AB284 to a vote. The Chair of the Committee on Appropriations Rep. Lorena S. Gonzalez has the power to pass or reject this bill to be considered for a floor vote. Call her today, no matter where you live, and tell her that “I support AB284 to create an independent review unit. I ask that she pass this to a vote.”

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