Black Lives Matter: Email Templates

#8Cantwait

Email: jenny.durkan@seattle.gov

Subject Line: #8CantWait

Dear Mayor Durkan,

My name is [YOUR NAME] and I am a resident of [CITY/STATE]. I am writing to inform you about policies that will better our police department and to demand that you enact those policies.

The #8CantWait policies are simple, common-sense and will make our community safer.

The following policies are currently NOT enacted in Seattle and must be immediately:

  • Ban shooting at moving vehicles (reduces police killings by 8%).
  • Require exhausting other means before shooting (reduces police killings by 25%). Shooting at someone should be a last resort. Period.

Seattle has enacted the other 6 #8CantWait policies, and data proves that these 8 policies enacted all together can decrease police violence by 72%. Please commit to these other two policies today. These changes can be made in a matter of days, and you have the power to make them. There is no valid argument against any of these policies. Make this city one we are proud to call ours.

https://8cantwait.org/

https://www.joincampaignzero.org/force

Sincerely,

[YOUR NAME]


Young Seattle girl Maced

Email: opa@seattle.gov

Subject Line: Misconduct Complaint

Hello,

My name is [YOUR NAME] and I am a resident of [CITY/STATE]. I’m emailing today to file a complaint against officer Jared Campbell (badge #8470), after viewing a video of a young girl at a protest whom the officer had maced moments before.  This behavior is unacceptable, and I demand that he be held accountable for his actions.  I look forward to seeing action taken against Officer Campbell.

Regards,
[YOUR NAME]


Justice For Breonna Taylor

Email: robert.schroeder@louisvilleky.gov

Subject Line: Justice for the murder of Breonna Taylor

Hello,

My name is [YOUR NAME]. I am a resident of CITY/STATE] and I am emailing today to demand accountability for the racist murder of Breonna Taylor.

I demand that charges be pressed against all officers involved in this heinous killing, including Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and officers Brett Hankison and Myles Cosgrove. They should all be fired, and should be charged and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for murder.

Breonna Taylor was an ER technician, working tirelessly to help others during this global pandemic. She should be alive today. She would be alive today if it were not for the gross abuse of power and white supremacy exhibited by the Louisville Police Department. All officers involved must face consequences for this murder in order to provide her family with justice and to deter law enforcement from committing racist and brutal acts of violence against communities of color.

In addition, I demand that we provide more support for community efforts and organizations that work to prevent police brutality and violence.

Sincerely,
[YOUR NAME]


Justice For Tony Mcdade

Email: john.dailey@talgov.comcontactus@talgov.com, lawrence.revell@talgov.comdiane.williams-cox@talgov.comkevin.bradshaw@talgov.comccaides@talgov.comelaine.bryant@talgov.comcurtis.richardson@talgov.comjeremy.matlow@talgov.comreese.goad@talgov.comrachelle.denmark@talgov.com

Subject Line: Justice for Tony McDade

Hello,

My name is [YOUR NAME]. I am a resident of [CITY/STATE] and I am emailing today to demand accountability for the murder of Tony McDade.

I demand that you release the name of the officer who killed Tony McDade, and that you press charges against the officer. The officer involved should be charged and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for murder.

Tony McDade should be alive today. Racism, transphobia, and white supremacy directly contributed to his unlawful death.

In addition, I demand that the city of Tallahassee provide increased financial support for Black and LGBTQ community organizations, public services, and anti-racism work outside of the police force.

Sincerely,

[YOUR NAME]

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