An open letter to State Governors & Legislatures

Defund the police

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I urge you to push for methods and ways Oregon can look towards reworking our police force structure. The very system for which the police functions in has direct lines back to racist ideologies of the past 200 years. If you truly care about the citizens of this state, you will work tirelessly with Oregon's senate and house to create new legislation for which we can build a new system of authority. Defunding the police is a good place to start. In Dallas, legislation such as this has already been passed, and the results are tangible. With less fund going to the arming of the police force, and more funds going towards community programming, Dallas has seen positive results in less than a few years. The elected officials of Oregon hold a responsibility to make this state as safe FOR EVERYONE. This should be a bipartisan issue, because it's dealing with peoples' lives. We need to put more money into mental health and community programming, please, please, think of the people you represent not the capitalist structure you inhabit.

First sent on June 3, 2020 by Maddie

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