*** MEDIA ADVISORY ***
CARDIN JOINS PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY
NAACP FOR UPDATE ON THE PUSH FOR AN END
TO RACIAL PROFILING BY LAW ENFORCEMENT
, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin and the Prince George’s County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will host a roundtable discussion on legislative efforts to end racial profiling by law enforcement. Earlier this year, Senator Cardin reintroduced the End Racial Profiling Act (S. 1038), which has 16 cosponsors including Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Assistant Majority Leader/Judiciary Committee Member Dick Durbin (D-IL). He recently joined with Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), author of the House companion bill, and leading civil rights groups to urge their colleagues in the Senate and House to come together to pass this important legislation.
The End Racial Profiling Act is designed to enforce the constitutional right to equal protection of the laws by eliminating racial profiling through changing the policies and procedures underlying the practice. It has been endorsed by the NAACP, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the Rights Working Group, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and 136 other national, state, and local civil and legal rights organizations.
WHAT: Racial Profiling Update and Roundtable
WHO: U.S. Senator Ben Cardin
Prince George’s County Branch of the NAACP
WHERE: NAACP - Prince George’s County Branch
9201 Basil Court, Largo - 5th Floor Conference Room