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Chamber Joins 100 Organizations Urging US Congress to Initiate Changes to Current Police Policy Reform

The Detroit Regional Chamber joined 100 organizations nationwide to send a letter to U.S. Congress urging that elected officials—Republicans and Democrats alike—initiate important dialogue and implement necessary changes to current police policy. The letter reinforced the need for long-overdue police policy reforms and the need to move swiftly and not let this moment pass. Read the letter below or download it here.


TO THE MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS:

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce welcomes the introduction of bills to reform policing policies. Well-functioning police departments holding the trust of the communities they serve are essential to a free society. Without taking away from the many officers and departments across this nation who by their actions have earned such trust, there is no doubt that change is necessary in police policy.

We are not experts in policing policy. We won’t pretend to suggest that we know exactly how policy ought to be changed to make an impact.  What we do know is that while no single law can solve our problems, changes in policy can make a difference.

We call on all elected officials, Republicans and Democrats, to come together and, informed by experts, enact bipartisan policing reforms before Labor Day. We encourage Members to suggest ideas and recommendations in the days ahead and will award credit on the Chamber’s scorecard for Members of Congress who introduce or co-sponsor proposals that advance impactful policing reform.

We look forward to participating in the dialogue and helping to address this important issue. But more importantly, we look forward to action that builds trust and moves our nation forward.

Sincerely,

Alameda Chamber of Commerce
Alameda, CA

America’s SBDC
Burke, VA

American Society of Association Executives
Washington, DC

Armenian American Chamber of Commerce
Glendale, CA

Aspire Johnson County
Greenwood, IN

Billings Chamber of Commerce
Billings, MT

Bossier Chamber of Commerce
Bossier City, LA

Buffalo Niagara Partnership
Buffalo, NY

Cambria Regional Chamber of Commerce
Johnstown, PA

Capital Region Chamber
Albany, NY

Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce
Castle Rock, CO

Central Louisiana Regional Chamber of Commerce
Alexandria, LA

ChamberRVA
Richmond, VA

Chandler Chamber of Commerce
Chandler, AZ

Chattooga Chamber of Commerce
Summerville, GA

Colorado Chamber of Commerce
Denver, CO

Covington County Chamber of Commerce
Collins, MS

DC Chamber of Commerce
Washington, DC

Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce
Dearborn, MI

Detroit Regional Chamber
Detroit, MI

Dooly County Chamber
Vienna, GA

Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce
Eau Claire, WI

Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce
Edwardsville, IL

Ferndale Chamber of Commerce
Ferndale, WA

FMI — The Food Industry Association
Arlington, VA

Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce
Fredericksburg, VA

Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce
Elizabeth, NJ

Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce
Belleville, IL

Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
Boston, MA

Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce
Durham, NC

Greater Green Bay Chamber
Green Bay, WI

Greater Louisville Inc.
Louisville, KY

Greater Phoenix Chamber
Phoenix, AZ

Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce
Springfield, VA

Greater Taylor Chamber of Commerce
Taylor, TX

Greater Wasilla Chamber of Commerce
Wasilla, AK

Greater Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce
Winter Haven, FL

Halifax County Chamber of Commerce
South Boston, VA

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce
Hilton Head Island, SC

Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Hoffman Estates, IL

Houma Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce
Houma, LA

Houston West Chamber of Commerce
Houston, TX

Howard County Chamber of Commerce
Columbia, MD

Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce
Souderton, PA

Kansas Chamber of Commerce
Topeka, KS

Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce
Kearney, NE

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
Frankfort, KY

Laredo Chamber of Commerce
Laredo, TX

Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce
Clemmons, NC

Lincoln Chamber of Commerce
Lincoln, NE

Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce
Lompoc, CA

Longview TX Chamber of Commerce
Longview, TX

Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce
Leesburg, VA

Lubbock Chamber of Commerce
Lubbock, TX

Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce (MRCC)
Mahwah, NJ

Marion Area Chamber
Marion, OH

Maryland Chamber of Commerce
Annapolis, MD

Metro South Chamber of Commerce
Brockton, MA

Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
Christiansburg, VA

Muncie Chamber of Commerce
Muncie, IN

National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions
Arlington, VA

National City Chamber of Commerce
National City, CA

National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)
Washington, DC

North Carolina Chamber
Raleigh, NC

North Mason Chamber of Commerce
Belfair, WA

North Texas LGBT Chamber of Commerce
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce
Paducah, KY

Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce
Peoria, IL

Perry County Chamber of Commerce
New Bloomfield, PA

Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce
Pratt, KS

Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce
Prattville, AL

Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce
Quincy, IL

Renton Chamber of Commerce
Renton, WA

Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce
Rochester, MI

Rowlett Chamber of Commerce
Rowlett, TX

Salt Lake Chamber
Salt Lake City, UT

San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
San Antonio, TX

San Marcos Chamber of Commerce
San Marcos, CA

San Pedro Chamber of Commerce
San Pedro, CA

Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce
Santa Maria, CA

Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce
Savannah, GA

Selma and Dallas County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism
Selma, AL

Sherwood Chamber of Commerce
Sherwood, AR

South Bend Regional Chamber
South Bend, IN

Spartanburg Area Chamber
Spartanburg, SC

St. Louis Regional Chamber
St. Louis, MO

Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce
Monticello, NY

Swainsboro-Emanuel County Chamber of Commerce
Swainsboro, GA

Sycamore Chamber of Commerce
Sycamore, IL

Tampa Bay Chamber
Tampa, FL

The Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce
Reno, NV

Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce
Torrance, CA

Tucson Metro Chamber
Tucson, AZ

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Washington, DC

U.S. Travel Association
Washington, DC

Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
Hampton, VA

Vista Chamber of Commerce
Vista, CA

West Suburban Chamber of Commerce
La Grange, IL

Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce
Westerville, OH

Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce
Wichita, KS