Under sustained pressure, elected officials have begun to enact legislation to address police violence
Yet, despite this progress, more comprehensive action is needed. Use the tools below to track legislation impacting your community and hold your representatives accountable for taking meaningful action to end police violence. This page will be continuously updated. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to share your feedback. Last updated 9.27.17
Track Progress of Legislation
Federal, State, and Local Legislation Addressing Police Violence
- At least 101 laws have been enacted in the past three years to address police violence
- New legislation has been enacted in 40 states since 2014
- 10 states (CA, CO, CT, IL, LA, MD, OR, UT, TX, WA) have enacted legislation addressing three or more Campaign Zero policy categories
- At least 8 bills are currently being considered in 6 states to address police violence.
- Executive action has been taken at the federal level as well as legislation
- Local ordinances have been passed in many of America's largest cities
Demand Action from Your Representatives
Find Your Representatives, See where they stand, demand action TO END POLICE VIOLENCE
*For this analysis, legislation was reviewed in every state, the federal government, and a range of major cities to identify laws that have been enacted or are currently being considered that include one or more Campaign Zero recommendations. In addition to their positive aspects, some of these bills also include language that should be removed, improved, and/or replaced to more effectively address police violence and ensure accountability. The purpose of this analysis is not to endorse particular pieces of legislation, but to empower communities to hold their representatives accountable for taking action to end police violence.
*The advocacy tool includes bills that are currently being considered and bills that have been voted on by a state's full house (lower) or senate (upper) chamber where vote roll call information is available at OpenStates.org. More bills will be added as they are introduced by legislators.