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Justice for Michael Brown: Tell the Department of Justice to pursue an end to police violence

The events following the killing of Michael Brown, an 18-year old black youth from Ferguson, Missouri, have captivated the nation. Out of this tragedy, we have a new opportunity to sustain a real discussion about racism in America, and to act: for peace, for equality, and for justice.

The Department of Justice has the unique capabilities and direct authority to investigate our police departments and enforce fairness, adherence to constitutional values, and the rule of law.

CALL AND EMAIL THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE TODAY AND TELL ATTORNEY GENERAL HOLDER:

Attorney General Holder. Your visit to Ferguson, including meeting with the family of Michael Brown, is an encouraging sign. I would like to see these steps immediately followed by concrete action. I ask that you put the full weight of the Justice Department towards investigating and preventing the unchecked targeting of black and brown youth by law enforcement everywhere.

Call the DOJ at 202-353-1555, and email AskDOJ@usdoj.gov.

Political Quick Hits: August 15th Edition

Here’s your weekly quick look at a few developing stories in the political arena: QuickHits

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Political Quick Hits: August 8th Edition

Here’s your weekly quick look at few developing stories in the political arena: QuickHits

  • President Obama on Thursday night said that he authorized targeted air strikes against Islamic militants in Iraq, as well as humanitarian air drops to help thousands of Iraqis. But the President also said he will not send combat troops back to Iraq. President Obama said, “As Commander in Chief, I will not allow the United States to be dragged into another war in Iraq.” Members of the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) have been terrorizing northern Iraq and have created a humanitarian crisis in the region.

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