Legislation & Demands to Email/Call For

Seattle Area:

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan: jenny.durkan@seattle.gov 206-684-4000

Seattle City Council (find your rep):

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1. Tell Mayor Durkan and City Council to Defund SPD:

HTML EMAIL AUTO LINK: https://tinyurl.com/covid-19-mutual-aid

Destinations: Mayor Durkan and Seattle City Council Members

Script: @andrew.hong on Instagram

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2. End Ties with SPD in Seattle Public Schools

HTML EMAIL AUTO LINK: https://tinyurl.com/y76zk6sb

Destinations: Seattle School Board Members

Script: @wa_bloc on Instagram

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-9tMXkQdziBGth2Qlj-reAfttB0_kRYKlWZKO9G73nA/edit

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3. End Ties with Police Depts in Edmonds Public Schools

LINK TO EMAIL TEMPLATE

Destinations: Edmonds School Board Members & Superintendent

Script: @blacklivesmattershoreline on Instagram

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4. Require SPD officers to turn body cams on

HTML AUTO LINK: https://tinyurl.com/SPD-body-cams

Destinations: Mayor Durkan and Seattle City Council Members

Script: Michael Gary

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5. King County Equity Now! Demands

LINK TO EMAIL TEMPLATE

From website: https://www.kingcountyequitynow.com

Demands are mainly centered on defunding, property distribution, investment, and anti-gentrification (read them all at the link above!)

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6. BLM Seattle-King County

LINK TO EMAIL TEMPLATE

From website: https://www.blacklivesmatterseattle.com

Demands

  • Defund the police by at least $100M with an emphasis on demilitarization
  • Community wellness. Instead invest in community centered wellness strategies.
  • A justice system that works for us. A legal system grounded in racism will never deliver equal treatment under the law.
  • No new youth jail. We do not serve ouyr children, especially Black and Indigenous, and other children of collorm by focusing our energy and resources on their serving time.
  • Dismantling the school to prison pipeline and fully funding education by a capital gains tax by 2021. We must erase the educational inequities that harm Black youth from Day One.

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Federal:

WA Governor Inslee Chief of Staff: david.postman@gov.wa.gov (360)-902-4112

WA Senators Chiefs of Staff & Office Phones:

  1. Patty Murray: mindi_linquist@murray.senate.gov (202) 224-2621
  2. Maria Cantwell: jami_burgess@cantwell.senate.gov (202) 224-3441

WA Congresspeople Chiefs of Staff & Office Phones (find your rep):

  1. WA-01: aaron.schmidt@mail.house.gov (202) 225-6311
  2. WA-02: terra.sabag@mail.house.gov (202) 225-2605
  3. WA-03: casey.bowman@mail.house.gov (202) 225-3536
  4. WA-04: carrie.meadows@mail.house.gov (202) 225-5816
  5. WA-05: nate.hodson@mail.house.gov (202) 225-2006
  6. WA-06: rachel.kelly@mail.house.gov (202) 225-5916
  7. WA-07: gautam.raghavan@mail.house.gov (202) 225-3106
  8. WA-08: erin.o'quinn@mail.house.gov (202) 225-7761
  9. WA-09: shana.chandler@mail.house.gov (202) 225-8901
  10. WA-10: brendan.woodbury@mail.house.gov (202) 225-9740

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1. Ending Qualified Immunity Act 

  • Qualified Immunity protects government officials such as police officers from being sued for any discriminatory actions.
  • Ending qualified immunity would allow people to sue police officers - holding law enforcement accountable for their actions and bring justice to those affected by those actions.
  • Script by: Michael Gary (@michael_gary_)

HTML EMAIL AUTO LINK: https://tinyurl.com/end-qualified-immunity-WA

Destinations: Chief of Staff for Senators Cantwell and Murray, Governor Inslee, and your congressperson ______________________________________________________________________________

2. The National Police Misuse of Force Investigation Board Act

  • It would create an independent federal agency that investigates police brutality cases
  • Also proposes reducing federal funding if law enforcement is not taking purposeful action based on the board’s recommendations

HTML EMAIL AUTO LINK: https://tinyurl.com/police-investigation-board

Destinations: Chief of Staff for Senators Cantwell and Murray, Governor Inslee, and your congressperson

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3. Bill to Criminalize Police Violence Against Protesters

  • It would allow to charge police officers with a federal crime if they kill or cause bodily harm to civilians protesting

HTML EMAIL AUTO LINK: https://tinyurl.com/police-violence-on-protesters

Destinations: Chief of Staff for Senators Cantwell and Murray, Governor Inslee, and your congressperson

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4. Amending the Insurrection Act

  • It would prohibit Donald Trump’s ability to deploy the military domestically without congressional consent

HTML EMAIL AUTO LINK: https://tinyurl.com/amend-insurrection

Destinations: Chief of Staff for Senators Cantwell and Murray, Governor Inslee, and your congressperson

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5. Federal Relief Fund to Help Communities Rebuild

  • It would create an emergency relief fund for communities trying to rebuild after social and economic events

HTML EMAIL AUTO LINK: https://tinyurl.com/fed-relief-fund

Destinations: Chief of Staff for Senators Cantwell and Murray, Governor Inslee, and your congressperson

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6. Anti-Lynching Bill

  • It would classify lynching as a federal violation of civil rights.

LINK TO EMAIL TEMPLATE

Destinations: Chief of Staffs for Senators Cantwell and Murray, and Governor Inslee

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7. Demilitarize the Police (need to write!)

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Destinations: Chief of Staffs for Senators Cantwell and Murray, and Governor Inslee

Greetings,

My name is [name] from [

Sincerely,

[name]

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WA State:

  • No legislative session happening right now. No bills are on the floor to support