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Sep 23, 2021

Melanie L. Campbell, President & CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) and Convener of the Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) issued the following statement following the breakdown of bipartisan negotiations around the George Floy

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Washington, D.C. (September 22, 2021) -- Melanie L. Campbell, President & CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) and Convener of the Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) issued the following statement following the breakdown of bipartisan negotiations around the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act:

“It is absolutely unacceptable that over a year since George Floyd’s murder at the hands of police, and after millions of people of all races participated in the Black Lives Matter Movement, the largest protest movement in American history, the Congress has failed to deliver on meaningful police reform.  The partisan politics we are witnessing by Republicans in Congress is shameful. There is no excuse for any elected official to score political points at the expense of too many Black and Brown lives lost by unjust police killings.

Black voters everywhere -- especially Black women -- came out in record numbers in the 2020 election to vote for a Congress and Executive Branch that promised transformative change in our nation’s policing system. It has been 323 days since that day and we are still waiting.

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and Black Women’s Roundtable is committed to continuing the fight for police reform. We call on the Biden Administration and the 117th Congress to find a pathway to pass a comprehensive police reform bill worthy of George Floyd’s name.”

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The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) is one of the most active civil rights and social justice organizations in the nation “dedicated to increasing civic engagement, economic and voter empowerment in Black America.” The Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) is the women and girls’ empowerment and power building arm of the NCBCP. At the forefront of championing just and equitable public policy on behalf of Black women, BWR promotes their health and wellness, economic security & prosperity, education and global empowerment as key elements for success.

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