Another Black Life Lost to Police Violence. Another Grave Injustice. Another Urgent Reason for Congress to Pass the BREATHE Act.
“George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Rayshard Brooks. Tony McDade. And now, Walter Wallace Jr. They are among the Black Americans – people with lives and loves, families and futures – who were murdered by police. This is state-sanctioned violence and it has to stop. This country will not tolerate police murders of people of color, day after day after day.
“America’s moms mourn the death of Walter Wallace Jr. Our hearts are with Cathy Wallace, Walter’s mom, who tried valiantly and desperately to save her son’s life as police pulled their guns and shot her son not once, not twice, but ten times. No mother should lose a loved one to those charged with our protection. No one should lose his life because police responded with lethal violence to a mental health crisis.
“The BREATHE Act would ensure our political leaders invest in our communities through education, housing, health care, and mental health services, and address the needs of people living in low-income communities. This federal bill divests resources from incarceration and policing; builds new approaches to community safety; invests resources to build equitable communities for all; enhances the self-determination of all Black and POC communities; and allocates funds to build healthy, sustainable, and equitable communities.
“At a time when COVID-19 is devastating Black and Brown communities, when our schools cannot function normally, when armed white supremacists with guns are marching on state capitols and intimidating voters, we need to shift priorities and re-allocate resources. Moms demand full accountability for the murder of Walter Wallace Jr., and investments in health, education and community supports. We will not rest until we have a country in which we can all be safe and thrive.”
Sign the MomsRising petition in support of the #BREATHEAct here: https://action.momsrising.org/sign/BREATHE_Act/#BREATHEact