These past few months we’ve been working hard to put an end to the 1033 program. This program is directly responsible for the rising tide of police violence in our communities. As more and more “excess” military equipment is shipped to police departments, we’ve seen growing rates of police using excessive force (and that equipment) against the people they are meant to protect and serve.
We’ve made significant strides in putting an end to this program. For the past few months we’ve been lobbying representatives to pass an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act—a must pass bill, that would effectively put an end to the 1033 program. Right now our best bet is Representative Johnson’s amendment that would limit the 1033 program.
But we can’t do this alone. Now, more than ever, we need your support. Please consider donating $25 to Restore the Fourth National today. You can help us lobby to keep communities safe from unnecessary police violence and militarization and defend Fourth Amendment rights across the country.