Take action today to stop police violence in Florida

The ACLU of Florida is committed to fighting for change across our state, to ensure black and brown communities are safe from police brutality and violence. Together, we can prevent police violence, excessive force, and over-policing of black and brown communities, and work to reduce the decriminalization of drug offenses, policing-for-profit, and minimum sentencing laws.

It’s time we demand justice. The criminal justice system is broken in Florida and we need to act now to make it smarter and fairer. We know there is a better way to police, an approach that doesn’t leave us with disproportionately high numbers of people of color injured or dead. Floridians have an unprecedented opportunity to reform our justice system in a way that will make our communities safer and stronger and we need you to act today.

What You Can Do Now

Know Your Rights

Petitions & Actions

Additional Reading

Below are a list of things you can do right now to help end police brutality in our communities.

What You Can Do Now

  • Host a community forum or grieving space in your home, community center, or place of worship.
  • Attend a rally in support of black lives.
  • Be present at community meetings in your area.
  • Submit your community meeting, public forum, or rally to us for inclusion on our community action calendar.
  • Stay engaged with us so we can keep you up to date on our action plan to reduce police violence.
  • Are you a community leader, partner, or organization? We'd love to work with you! Email us so we can work together to prevent police violence.

Know Your Rights

Do you know your rights? These easy-to-use resources were created by the ACLU so you can have your rights at your fingertips.

Petitions & Actions

  • Petition Congress to pass the Preventing Tragedies Between Police and Communities Act of 2016, that aims to change policing practices to be about safety and police accountability.
  • Petition Minnesota's legislators to demand a special prosecutor be appointed to investigate Philando Castile's murder.
  • Petition the Department of Justice to mandate police departments around the country to collect and share data.
  • Petition the Department of Justice to ban racial profiling by the police.
  • Petition to the DOJ, DOD, and DHS asking for them to cut funding the militarization of local police forces.

Additional Reading

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