Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) is putting forth legislation this September with the goal of reining in the Defense Department Program that provides military vehicles and weaponry to community law-enforcement agencies. Please contact your Representatives and Senators and urge them to support Rep. Johnson’s Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act. The links below will bring you directly to a page that includes your Representatives’ and Senators’ contact information. If you are unsure of who your Representative is, you can use the Find Your Rep By Zip Tool.
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Here are some others you might want to contact:
Ferguson Police Department: 314-522-3100
St. Louis County Chief of Police Jon Belmar: 314-615-4260
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon: 573-751-3222
After you’ve done that, please consider adding your name to this We The People Petition to require all state, county, and local police to wear a camera while on duty.
If you’re able, consider donating to these verified fundraisers:
Operation Help or Hush OHOH is feeding protestors on the ground, so you can either directly donate money via Paypal, purchase a T-shirt from teespring shop (ships internationally) or pick an item from their Amazon wishlist to send.
Michael Brown’s Memorial Fund All money goes to funeral expenses, court expenses, travel and living expenses associated with the court process, etcetera.
Feed the Students of Ferguson Money going to food pantries providing meals to students in Ferguson who have been without meals because of their dependence on school to feed them and the delaying of the school year’s start.
Contact MORE at 314 862 2249 or on Twitter to donate dollars for people who’ve been arrested in Ferguson at protests.