Sunday, November 15, 2015
“ADOPT AND PASS URLEIA” - URLEIA addresses the root cause of police brutality in black communities
"URLEIA addresses the root cause of police brutality in black communities by holding law enforcement agents accountable for the actions and sealing loopholes that currently allow perpetrators of police brutality to walk free," Ms. Sanders continues, "URLEIA is the type of tough legislation Black Americans have been demanding in order to bring a permanent end to centuries of police brutality and abuse."
Blacks In Government (BIG)–a national organization of African American government workers at the Federal, state and local level–passed a resolution endorsing the Uniform Reporting Law Enforcement Improvement Act (URLEIA) legislative proposal drafted by Onus, Inc. BIG passed the resolution at its national convention recently held in Orlando, Florida. BIG is sending copies of the resolution President Obama and members of the U.S. Congress
BIG is a member of the Black Leadership Forum (BLF), which is a coalition of organizations that meet monthly with representatives of the Obama White House. Ebony Magazines has repeatedly listed BIG as among America's 150 Most Influential Black Organizations in America.
ONUS, Inc., has declared Nov. 17th as the National Day of Lobbying for URLEIA (The Uniform Reporting Law Enforcement Improvement Act. The goal of the day-long lobbying effort is to identify a sponsor and co-sponsors for URLEIA. When preparing to lobby on the Nov. 17th, decide if you are going to lobby alone or lobby with a group. Also decide if you are going to lobby congressional offices in Washington, D.C., or congressional offices in your local community. (Read how a bill becomes law.)