The Committee on Criminal Justice shall: (1) seek to eliminate harsh and unfair sentencing practices that are responsible for mass incarceration and racial disparities in the prison system, (2) support and seek to increase trust and public safety by advancing effective law enforcement practices, (3) fight for the restoration of the voting rights of formerly incarcerated people and the removal of barriers to employment, (4) elevate the voices of crime victim survivors in order to identify and advance systemic breakdowns existing in the criminal justice system that perpetuate crime, (5) resolve to end the war on drugs for its disproportionate collateral consequences harm communities of color, (6) seek the institution and availability of alternatives to incarceration including education, employment, and mental health services, (7) eliminate zero tolerance policies implemented in our schools which are keeping kids out of the classroom and putting them on a path from the schoolhouse to the jailhouse, (8) investigate programs implemented in our local law enforcement agencies which derail from their main purpose of safety and order to conduct the work of federal agencies for which they do not have the capacity, and (9) seek budget modifications in states where incarceration receives more funding than education.
Proposals & Petitions
John Crawford III Law Proposal
Police Accountability for Wrongful Use of Deadly Force
Reparations Proposal: African American Survivors of Slavery Act
Please support our efforts by downloading this copy and sending it to your congressman or woman and, or to presidential candidates running for the 2020 election and tell them you support the African American survivors of slavery act to be passed into law.
Prosecutor Term Limit Petition
What does this petition do?
- - This petition is to place term limits on elected prosecutors throughout the state of Ohio.
- - The term limit is for two terms of 4-years, terming out after 8 years of serving in elected office. This petition also enforces term limits on all current prosecutors who have already served 8 years or more to be ineligible to run for re-election.
Why are we doing this?
- - To help balance our broken justice system
- - To end the monotony of careered politicians
- - To create more opportunities for diversity. 95% of elected prosecutors are white; 79% are white men; only 1% of elected prosecutors are minority women; 14 states have NO elected prosecutors of color-Ohio is one of those states.)
- - To help reduce the race disparity in prosecution and sentencing
- - It is our constitutional right to correct an obvious injustice
- - To end black ball tactics against new coming attorneys who attempt to seek a run for the prosecutor’s office
- - For more accountability
How can I help?
You can help by downloading the petition and collecting signatures fo registered voters in your family, church, or school. When you have completed the petition, sign off on the back and mail it to the Cincinnati NAACP Office, Attention: T. Nicole Taylor, 3494 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45229.
Instructions on how to circulate a petition
All signers must be REGISTERED TO VOTE.
Everyone signing the petition must be from the same county. If you come across someone from a different county, just start a new petition for that county.
Make sure the signer PRINTS & SIGNS their name. This is how they verify the signature.
Make sure all columns are filled out properly. However, the WARD/PRECINCT is okay to leave blank if they don't know it.
Do NOT remove staples from the petition or it will NOT count.
When the signer is signing the petition, inform them that they must list the address on record with the Board of Elections or their signature will not count. (If someone has moved then they need to re-register.)
The dates must be in chronological order. (While signing today's date just in case the signer forgets.)
There cannot be more than one person circulating a single petition because you are swearing under oath that you witnessed each person signing your petition. The Petition Circulator must sign the back, list their address and write in the exact number of signatures collected on the petition.
DO NOT REMOVE STAPLES FROM THE PETITION OR THE ENTIRE PETITION WILL NOT COUNT.
Turn in all completed petitions to the Cincinnati NAACP office located in Avondale at 3494 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45229.
For more information, call the office at (513) 281-1900 and leave a message for T. Nicole or email CincinnatiNAACP@CincinnatiNAACP.com. Thank you for your support.