This past Monday, October 27, BORDC’s National Field Organizer, George Friday, attended the City Council meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina to advocate for the passage of a new racial profiling and civil liberties ordinance.
Several speakers attended the public forum and spoke about their own experiences with racial profiling.
Individuals who spoke include Steven Rundel, Matt Newton, and Nasif Majeed.
Robert Dawkins, Field Organizer for Democracy North Carolina said, “I think we took another step forward tonight. Having City Council hear personal narratives from our speakers was really powerful.”
According to Dawkins, Carlotte’s City Attorney has stated that the city will move forward with preparing an ordinance that addresses the residents’ concerns before the end of the year. We as advocates will continue to work to make sure that all of our concerns are addressed.