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Yale GALA Supports Transformational Change in Policing

Yale GALA, Inc. is proud to be one of the 350 prominent LGBTQ and civil rights organizations who signed a letter calling for long-term, transformational change in policing and released by HRC (Human Rights Campaign) June 17

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On June 17, 2020 the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released a letter joined by over 350 prominent LGBTQ and civil rights organizations, calling for structural change, for divestment of police resources and reinvestment in communities and for long-term transformational change in policing.

The full list of signers can be found here.

“Ongoing police brutality and systemic racism have plagued this nation for generations and it’s time we join together to say enough is enough. It is time we take urgent and immediate action for structural change, for divestment of police resources and reinvestment in communities,” said Alphonso David, president of the Human Rights Campaign. “Every day the racial violence that has filled our television, computer and phone screens is a stark reminder of how far we still must go to ensure that the promise of America is not dependent on the color of one’s skin. From Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland, Philando Castile, Eric Garner, Stephon Clark, Freddie Gray, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Mya Hall, Tony McDade, Rayshard Brooks, and many more who were gone too soon -- we are united to change the systems that target our Black and Brown siblings. The time for structural change and transformation is now.”

“Thank you to the 350+ LGBTQ organizations who stand united to urge immediate and urgent action to rectify a legacy of white supremacy and anti-Black racism that continues to lead to police violence and killing of Black people across the country,” adds David. “The LGBTQ community is familiar with fighting against systems of power that are set up to serve the privileged few. We must speak out as strongly as we can and urge for change now.” 

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