The BREATHE Act is presented by the Electoral Justice Project of the Movement for Black Lives
This visionary bill divests our taxpayer dollars from brutal and discriminatory policing and invests in a new vision of public safety—a vision that answers the call to defund the police and allows all communities to finally BREATHE free.
In honor of the lives of those stolen by police and state-sanctioned violence — Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Natasha McKenna, George Floyd, Aiyana Stanley-Jones, Elijah McClain, Pearlie Golden, Kayla Moore, Freddie Gray, Atatiana Jefferson, Oscar Grant, and far too many more —
We are rising up against all the ways that the criminal-legal system has harmed and failed to protect Black communities. The current moment requires a solution that fundamentally shifts how we envision community-care and invest in our society. History is clear that we cannot achieve genuine safety and liberation until we abandon police, prisons, and all punishment paradigms.
MEET OUR CHAMPIONS
These are the visionary leaders bringing the movement into the halls of power.
Democratic Representative of Massachusetts’ 7th Congressional District. Pressley was the first African American woman elected to the Boston City Council. She is also the first black woman elected to Congress from Massachusetts.
Democratic Representative of Michigan’s 13th Congressional District. She was the first Muslim woman to serve in the Michigan legislature, and one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, along with Representative Ilhan Omar.