As Americans across the country stand up against systemic racism and the failures of our justice system to protect black lives, now is the time for long overdue change. The NewDEAL stands in solidarity with this movement. As President Obama has said, “the elected officials who matter most in reforming police departments and the criminal justice system work at the state and local levels.”
We are proud of the NewDEAL members who are offering the leadership that our country so desperately needs, as they steadfastly support the rights of protesters while working tirelessly to protect their communities in the midst of acts of violence. They are, and will continue to be, on the frontlines of effecting vital change, in policing reforms and on the many other issues through which we must address racial injustice. The NewDEAL is committed to supporting and working with our leaders around the country to offer state and local policy solutions to ensure real and lasting progress.