People’s Response Act Day Videos

Watch videos from the first-ever People’s Response Act (PRA) Day. Hear from members of congress, national advocates, and local organizers on how the People’s Response Act pushes their vision forward, and why we need to all get on board.

Redefining Public Safety: Announcing Cosponsors and Endorsers for PRA

A discussion on the origins of the People’s Response Act and its importance. Speakers include Kayla Reed, PRA Coalition; Congresswomen Cori Bush, Alma Adams, Jan Schakowsky, and Rashida Tlaib; and members of the PRA host coalition.

#PeoplesResponse in LA

A conversation surrounding visions for public safety that exist in LA. Speakers include Melina Abdullah, Megan Castillo, and Joseph Williams.

#PeoplesResponse in Boston

A conversation with Joneisha James and Families for Justice as Healing Members. Speakers include Color of Change and #PeoplesResponse in Boston.

#PeoplesResponse in Chicago

A conversation about models and visions for public safety. Speakers include Dr. Amara Enyia, Beatriz Beckford, and Moms Rising.

A #PeoplesResponse to Community Safety: Public Safety as Public Health

A panel that will speak on the importance of public safety through a post-pandemic, public health lens. Speakers include Alec Karakatsanis, Amber Akemi Piatt, Keris Myrick, and Asantewaa Boykin.

About the People’s Response Act

It’s time to reimagine public safety. Cori Bush’s People’s Response Act gets us closer to our vision.

The People’s Response Act leverages innovative, health-based strategies to transform public safety as we know it, and invests in the support our communities need to thrive. Put simply, the People’s Response Act invests in what we know keeps us safe: Safe communities are resourced communities.

Passing the People’s Response Act would create a federal unit to fund professionally trained first responders, a grant program to fund community-based organizations and their approaches to crisis situations, and a federal body at the Department of Health and Human Services to oversee other non-punitive approaches to public safety.

Endorsing Organizations include Black Lives Matter, Movement for Black Lives, Civil Rights Corps, Color of Change, and Essie Justice Group.

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