End Racial Profiling Now!

In light of the Trayvon Martin tragedy, the Lawyers’ Committee for civil rights is urging you to help pass the End Racial Profiling Act now!

The Trayvon Martin tragedy has given rise to a moment in our history where it is necessary to talk about the dangers of racial profiling by private citizens as well as those law enforcement officers that are hired to protect and serve our communities.

The End Racial Profiling Act (ERPA), H.R. 3618 introduced by Representative John Conyers (D-MI) and S. 1670 introduced by Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), prohibits any law enforcement agent or agency from engaging in racial profiling. It grants the United States or an individual injured by racial profiling the right to obtain declaratory or injunctive relief. The bill also requires federal law enforcement agencies to maintain adequate policies and procedures to eliminate racial profiling and to cease existing practices that permit racial profiling.

Ending racial profiling and the damage that it causes to our society is critical. Sign the Lawyers’ Committee’s petition to tell Congress to Pass the End Racial Profiling Act!

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