Alliance for Gun Responsibility – Ban Assault Rifles
Research shows that a shooter armed with an assault rifle is able to hurt and kill TWICE the number of people as a shooter armed with a handgun or non-assault rifle. We banned assault rifles before and we can do it again.
URGE YOUR REPRESENTATIVES TO PASS FEDERAL ASSAULT WEAPONS
ACLU Southern California
“For decades, Angelenos have witnessed a culture of corruption and impunity in the sheriff’s department, leaving people who are stopped or incarcerated at risk of abuse or worse. For more than half a century, deputy gangs have emerged among the ranks and management of the sheriff’s department and terrorized community members.”
DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY OF THE L.A. SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)
“Following a peaceful rally protesting the living conditions and abusive treatment at a rural, privately operated immigrant prison in southern Georgia, guards selected three Black men to punish, forcing them to spend a month in isolation.”
‘AKIN TO TORTURE’: FOR-PROFIT IMMIGRANT PRISON SINGLES OUT BLACK MEN AFTER PEACEFUL PROTEST
Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC): Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law.
On July 1, 2022, House Bill 1557, commonly referred to as the “Don’t Say Gay” law, went into effect in Florida.
ACTIVE CASE: COUSINS ET AL. V. THE SCHOOL BOARD OF ORANGE COUNTY ET AL.
Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)
“At an event for the anniversary of the enactment of the new law, the Department of Justice announced a series of new initiatives to address hate violence, including especially well-crafted guidance prepared jointly by the departments of Justice and Health and Human Services. The guidance provides information on engaging and building partnerships with AAPI and Muslim, Arab, Sikh, South Asian and Hindu communities. The updated Justice Department hate crime website now includes information in 24 languages, including 18 of the most frequently spoken AAPI and South Asian languages in the United States.”
AN ACT OF TERROR: REMEMBERING AND HONORING THE SIKH WORSHIPERS KILLED IN WISCONSIN 10 YEARS AGO
source: Margaret Huang, SPLC President and Chief Executive Officer at splcenter.org
Disability and Faith
A recent series focused on ableism revealed “how disabled and neurodivergent leaders across faith traditions are upending ableist assumptions and changing the religious landscape to be more hospitable to all.” The report, plus additional resources on how you can combat ableism in your congregation, can be found at:
HOW RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES ARE COMBATING ABLEISM
U.S. prosecutors have charged four current and former Louisville, Kentucky, police officers for their roles in the botched 2020 raid that killed Breonna Taylor, a Black woman who was in her home, in a case that sparked nationwide protests.
U.S. CHARGES FOUR KENTUCKY POLICE OFFICERS IN BREONNA TAYLOR KILLING
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