Addressing Racism and Police Reform
Here are statements from the LWV of Missouri and LWVUS in regard to police reform and addressing racism in our communities.
The Board of LWVMO believes that the Derek Chauvin conviction represents a turning point in police reform nationwide, and that our nation’s reckoning on racism has shown that we must address investments in economic opportunities, education, healthcare, and other community-led solutions throughout our country to cure the ills brought on by racism.
As we work to address racism and policing issues in Missouri, we encourage each member of our Missouri Leagues to include focus in their League programming on racial justice in policing and on the eradication of racism in their community.
Click here for the statement from LWVUS in response to the jury decision to hold Derek Chauvin accountable for George Floyd’s murder.