FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 25, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán made the following statement on the House floor during debate on the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act:
The time for change is now.
Not next month.
Not after more studies.
Not after more deaths.
Our country demands it. We, as a Congress, have listened. Today we must act.
For George Floyd, Breanna Taylor, Eric Garner and the countless others, we demand justice. We demand change.
In my very own district, just last week, a young Latino kid, 18-years old, Andres Guardado, was shot in the back by police.
There were no body cameras or surveillance video.
But he is gone. With six police bullets in his back.
The public should not need to call for third-party investigations into these deaths. We should be able to trust the system.
More importantly, we should not need investigations, because the killings must stop.
We must pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.
Video of Congresswoman Barragán’s statement can be found here.
Nanette Diaz Barragán is proud to represent California’s 44th Congressional District, which includes the communities of Carson, Compton, Florence-Firestone, Lynwood, North Long Beach, Rancho Dominguez, San Pedro, South Gate, Walnut Park, Watts, Willowbrook and Wilmington.