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We're creating a Michigan BREATHE Act...

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What's inside the legislation?

 SECTION 1: Defund 

  • Repeals major programs and agencies that are currently funding state criminal-legal systems

  • Enacts ways to shrink military spending

  • Passes policy changes across policing, pretrial detention, bail, and indigent defense

 

 SECTION 2: Invest 

  • Creates a community-led, government-funded public safety agency that will conduct research into non-carceral, non-punitive alternatives to policing

  • Provides grants for new safety infrastructures, grounded in the work of community-based organizations and those most directly impacted

 

 SECTION 3: Create Opportunity 

  • Structures a fund to allocate our tax dollars directly towards programs and efforts related to Education, Environmental, and Economic justice

  • Enhances self-determination of BIPOC communities through strengthening voting rights and ending Emergency Management


 SECTION 4: Call for Accountability 

  • Repairs harm through building mechanisms to hold public servants accountable, such as decertification mandates for offending police officers and entire police departments with patterns of misconduct

  • Enhances self-determination of BIPOC communities through strengthening voting rights and ending Emergency Management

Are you ready to support MI BREATHE?

Become a Community Co-Sponsor

Join individuals committed to equity and justice across the state in supporting the MI BREATHE Act.

Become an Organizational Co-Sponsor

Join non-profits, groups, and businesses across the state in supporting the MI BREATHE Act.

 
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 We Are Here For 

 Black Lives