Congresswoman Lori Trahan Supports the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021
Washington, March 4, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) voted in favor of H.R. 1280, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, joining her colleagues in passing historic legislation to set nationwide standards for policing and help rebuild the trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve.
“The brutal murder of George Floyd last summer forced Americans across our nation to wake up to the cruel reality that Black Americans know all too well - that racism, discrimination, and injustice are not relics of our nation’s history. Rather, they infiltrate every facet of life, and the consequences can be fatal,” said Congresswoman Trahan. “I joined with thousands across the Third District in pledging to carry on John Lewis’ mission to root out structural racism wherever it exists, and I remain just as committed to that promise today. I cast my vote today for the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act not because we can improve as a nation, but because we must. Members of the United States Senate have a moral obligation to do the same.”
Crafted under the leadership of the Congressional Black Caucus, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021 takes numerous key steps to achieve transformative, structural change to combat the pattern of police brutality and racial injustice, including:
In June of 2020, Congresswoman Trahan spoke on the House floor in support of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020.