De-Escalate Washington Update

from Leslie Cushman:

On Friday September 8, the Native American Caucus of the Washington State Democrats unanimously endorsed Initiative 940 The initiative reforms police use of deadly force, and requires Tribal government involvement in policy making and in investigations. I-940 is an initiative to the Washington State Legislature, and if the legislature does not pass it as is, it will go on the November 2018 general election ballot.

Here is a link to the campaign, a document describing the values and content, and a document identifying the leadership. The Puyallup Tribe has a key role in this work and has been working tirelessly on this issue since the death of their beloved tribal member Jackie Salyers.

940 Policy and Values two sided full page portrait 9-7-17

Campaign leadership structure 8-28-17

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