The End Racial and Religious Profiling Act was introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senator Ben Cardin (MD) (S. 411) and 27 of his Senate colleagues on February 16, 2017. Companion legislation, the End Racial Profiling Act, will be introduced in the U.S. House in early March, 2017, by Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (MI). We need this crucial legislation to stop this discriminatory, insidious, and too often painful or fatal practice and to help begin to restore the confidence of communities throughout the United States in federal, state and local law enforcement and thus restore the trust and integrity necessary to be effective. The NAACP has long advocated for enactment of the End Racial Profiling Act, highlighting the need for this legislation during the 2015 America’s Journey for Justice and calling for it at the grassroots level every time another person is stopped, hurt, or even killed because of his or her race, ethnicity, or other defining feature.
For more information on how to be an effective advocate with your House and Senate members, as well as for more information on the problem as well as the solution, the End Racial and Religious Profiling Act, please see the attached Action Alert