Since the disturbing and tragic murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and countless others at the hands of the police, millions of people across the U.S have started and signed petitions to demand racial justice. In just two weeks, thousands of petitions have been created on Change.org calling on local leaders to ensure police reform & accountability, to enforce anti-racist policies at schools and universities, and to remove Confederate monuments.
In North Carolina, this includes the following petitions:
- 314,063 signatures: Justice for Cameron Green
- 641 signatures: Remove Qualified Immunity for law enforcement who act out of the scope of training
- 1,280 signatures: Establish Oversight Boards for Fayetteville Police
- 114,536 signatures: Knock down Slave Market House in downtown Fayetteville
“People are coming together in communities across the country to demand real, meaningful action by local authorities to advance racial justice,” said Ansa Edim, Senior Manager at Change.org. “We’re seeing people spurred by national movements, calling for tangible ways to demand change and shift our culture in their local towns, police departments and schools.”
You can check out more petitions here.