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Together in Support of Change

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Congressman Adam Smith is joining the people of Washington State in an effort to create rational and no-nonsense police reform. Washington's Office Involved Use of Deadly Force laws are regressive and outdated. This is why Congressman Smith is endorsing I-873 to remove the "without malice and with a good faith belief" clause from our laws. Laws that are functionally unenforceable are not good for our citizens or our law enforcement. I-873 is one step towards a safer future for all of us and future generations in Washington.

"I am proud to stand with so many others in our communities in strong support of Initiative 873. As a mother and grandmother, it’s been heartbreaking to see so many families being torn apart by police shootings. And these tragedies are only made worse by a law that effectively undermines accountability and prevents justice from being done. We know the vast majority of police officers are doing the right thing and putting their lives on the line every day to protect our families and communities, but we need to be honest that there are some serious systemic problems in our justice system that need to be addressed, and passing this initiative would be a good step in the right direction."

 U.S. Senator Patty Murray 

"I'm honored to support I-873 as a critical step in reforming our State's Use of Force laws. Bias in policing is real, and it too often has fatal consequences for people of color in our State. When we championed legislation in Olympia this year to reform our Use of Force laws, we knew it would be an uphill battle. Now, it's important to take an initiative to the ballot. If you believe, like I do, that we must stand up against structural racism in our criminal justice and law enforcement system, I hope you'll join me in supporting I-873." - State Representative Brady Piñero Walkinshaw (D-43)

 

Washington State Lt. Governor Brad Owen

Washington State Senator Robert Hasegawa

Representative Luis Moscoso,  1st Legislative District

State Representative Noel Frame, 36 Legislative District

U.S. Representative-Elect Pramila Jayapal, 7th Congressional District

 Washington State Senator John McCoy, 38th Legislative District

State Representative Steve Kirby, 29th Legislative District

State Representative Gerry Pollet, 46th Legislative District

State Representative David Sawyer, 29th Legislative District

Senator Jeannie Darneille, 27th Legislative District

Nicole Macri, State Representative-Elect, 43rd Legislative District

Tina Podlodowski, Candidate, Washington Secretary of State

Ed Murray, Seattle Mayor

Kshama Sawant, Seattle City Council

City of Seattle Council Woman Lorena Gonzalez

Pete Holmes, Seattle City Attorney

Lisa Duggaard, Public Defenders Association

Jim Cooper, Olympia City Council, Candidate Thurston County Commission

Jessica Bateman, Olympia City Council 

 

Victims

Andre Thompson

Bryson Chaplin

Family Members of Victims

R. T. Williams

Crystal Chaplin

Andre Taylor

Salyers Family

Zambrano-Montes Family

Lanna Covarrubias

Sarah Fitch

Marilyn Covarrubias

Arias Family

 

Organizations

"The Center for Justice is a Spokane-based legal advocacy organization dedicated to creating systems of workable police reform and accountability. The Center believes Washington’s current Office Involved Use of Deadly Force laws are broken and believes that  I-873 is a positive step toward creating accountable systems for policing in our State."

Not This Time
Justice for Jackie
Idle No More
FUSE
ACLU Washington
Disability Rights Washington
Latino Civic Alliance
Coalition of Black Trade Unions International
Olympia Coalition to Reform Deadly Force Laws 
New Beginnings Christian Fellowship, Seattle
Capitol Hill Community Council
Seattle Black Book Club
Loren Miller Bar Association
YWCA Seattle, King, Snohomish
YWCA Olympia
International Community Health Services 
Seattle & King County NAACP
Universal Unitarian Voice for Justice Washington State
Washington State Green Party Coordinating Council
Seattle Police Department
Center for Justice
Washington Bus 
Washington State National Organization for Women
ILWU Local 19 Longshore and Warehouse Union
Board of Directors for Interfaith Works
SEIU Healthcare 1199NW
SEUI 925
Local 304 WA Federation of State Employees
SeaMar Community Health Center
Public Defender Association
Faith Action Network
30th Legislative District of Democrats
Pierce County Young Democrats

People

Lisa M. Hayes

Samuel Moreno

Thomas Pitchford

Ray Guerra

David Howell

Beckie Summers

 Nicole Marci

Rob Richards

Cliff Cawthon

Lisa Ganzer

Selena Kilmoyer

Peter G. Bohmer

Keon Berlin

Ian Patrick

Jacob Dinklage

Rafael Ruiz

Eric Ard

Tiffany Webb

Nomy Lamm 

Sam Miller

Marco Rossi

Carolina Landa

Keylee Marineau 

Paulette LaDouceur-Frisina

Leslie Cushman

Brit Reed

Maraiah Jackson

Robert Gorril

Nic Preston

Amira Norte Caluya

Kaylen Hendrick

Heather Penny

Sfirah Madrone

Anna Epely

Zoltan Grossman

Sara Pete

Nicholas Hefling

Malika Lamont

Shameka Gagnier

Liz Egan

Lisa Daugaard

Roberto Hernandez

Lennée Reid

Lucas Ayenew

Meg Martin

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Osce Taalib

Christopher Raset Bussby

Gregory Lewis

Sarra Tekola

Siana Price

Thomas Manning

Kim Grabowy

Michael Charles

Domito Arcanany

John F. Klinkert

Dominique Davis

Bang Ngnyen

Emma Aubrey

Harriette Gwalden

Lynn Domingo

Minty Long Earth

Janet Preston

Jay Hollingsworth

Holongo Williams

Blanca Luthi

Flora Ybarra

Anna Gigliotti

James Bible

 

 

 

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