AL SHARPTON ISSUES STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF BIDEN EXECUTIVE ORDER ON POLICING, CALLS ON SENATE TO PASS GEORGE FLOYD JUSTICE IN POLICING ACT—
Executive Order Comes on Two-Year Anniversary of George Floyd’s Murder, Demands Greater Accountability of Federal Law Enforcement
New York, NY (Tuesday, May 24, 2022) – Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of the National Action Network (NAN), issued the following statement on President Biden’s executive order set to be announced tomorrow. The release coincides with the second anniversary of the police killing of George Floyd, which sparked a national movement for police reform. On Wednesday, Rev. Sharpton will appear at the White House with the Floyd family.
“Tomorrow’s executive order is an important step toward dealing with the issues of accountability and public safety. We are glad President Biden took the initiative as we waited two years to see a national response to an egregious act. George Floyd woke us up, and we should not go back to sleep. The failure of the Senate to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act is still something that we will never give up on. But an executive order will give us a step toward federal legislation and will set a tone in this nation that no one is above the law – and that no one in our society or those charged to protect society to have the knees on our necks,” said Rev. Al Sharpton.
About National Action Network (NAN)
National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States. Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency, and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, nationality, or gender.
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