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Bucks NAACP forms justice and education committee

The Bucks County Chapter of the NAACP on Wednesday announced formation of a new Criminal Justice & Education Committee that will develop and implement strategies to advance racial equality in policing; encourage full voting participation; promote anti-racist policies, practices, and culture in schools; and increase public awareness of racism.
Inspired by strong public support throughout Bucks County following the brutal murder of George Floyd, the committee is bringing together longtime racial justice leaders with volunteers who are new to the cause to focus on key areas of opportunity.
“Every child in Bucks County should grow up knowing they are valued and their future is bright, and every person should know they can count on equal protection under the law,” said Karen Downer, president, Bucks County NAACP. “We look forward to productive discussions with county, municipal, police, school, and community leaders about how we can ensure equal treatment for black and brown people and embrace the value of our diversity to strengthen our county.”
The committee is led by labor, employee relations, and municipal law attorney Patrice Tisdale of Warrington and former Pennsylvania State Rep. and Solebury Township Supervisor Helen Tai, who runs a consulting firm.
The NAACP brings together people of all racial backgrounds who are committed to racial justice, and all Bucks County residents interested in getting involved with this new effort are encouraged to reach out to
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