Communities of color are less likely to have access to health care, earn a high income, or be able to take paid leave to care for their families. They’re more likely to be preyed on by predatory lenders and targeted by police.

The Fairness Project has focused on ending racist outcomes in policy by fighting to expand access to health care and deliver economic fairness in its first five years. In the aftermath of the George Floyd killing, we also began offering our ballot measure expertise to local racial justice organizations to help reimagine policing at the local level because politicians have failed to act on this issue for far too long.

We live in a moment when Black people are being murdered and brutalized by police officers without repercussions or justice for the families who have been left behind. Mass incarceration has destroyed entire communities, and law enforcement remains ill equipped to address the root causes of crime. Change is needed, and it is needed now.

Related: Polling conducted by The Fairness Project and the ACLU shows support in Minneapolis for removing the police department from the city charter in favor of a new Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention.