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Civil Rights Group Responds to State of the Union Address, Calls on President to Take Action to End Epidemic of Police Violence

WASHINGTON - “We agree with President Obama that our communities, communities of color, need affordable housing, health care, child care, education, as well as jobs that pay a living wage and offer paid sick leave to their employees. And we praise the President for pushing back against the continued efforts to undermine our right to vote, as well the corporate overreach that, without Title II reclassification, threatens net neutrality and our free and open internet. The health of our democracy depends on our voices being heard, both at the ballot box and online.

“However, at this critical moment in our nation’s history -- with the epidemic of police violence on television sets and cell phone screens, billboards and t-shirts nationwide -- substantive remarks affirming Black lives matter and the critical need for police reform were disappointingly absent.


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