“White supremacy and police violence inflict horror on the psyche of our nation that Black people often can’t escape. Whether walking away from the police in Wisconsin, sleeping in our homes in Louisville, or entertaining our nephews in Texas, Black people have been subject to racism and inhumane treatment for far too long. But as we mark 65 years since the tragic lynching of Emmett Till, Black people are telling the world that injustice cannot persist forever.
“We are witnessing the birth of the largest racial justice movement of the 21st century as multitudes of people from all walks of life take to the streets demanding justice. Our lawmakers have a role to play as well. We seize this moment to demand that the Senate finally pass the Emmett Till Antilynching Act and the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. These bills, which passed in the House but have stalled in the Senate, can help put our country on a long-overdue path to fairness and justice for all.”
### About the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law – The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination. The principal mission of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is to secure, through the rule of law, equal justice for all, particularly in the areas of voting rights, criminal justice, fair housing and community development, economic justice, educational opportunities, and hate crimes. For more information, please visit https://lawyerscommittee.org