CPR Leaders Present Testimony Calling for the Passage of the Right To Know Act

On Monday, June 29, 2015, Communities United for Police Reform groups and supporting advocates testified before the New York City Council Public Safety Committee to call for the passage of the Right To Know Act, a legislative package that would protect the safety and rights of all New Yorkers and improve communication and accountability in everday interactions between NYPD and New Yorkers.

Written and oral comments stressed the critical and urgent need for the Right To Know Act in NYC and included personal stories of New Yorkers who have been directly impacted by discriminatory and abusive policing that the Right To Know Act seeks to address.

Click here to read the press release from the Right To Know Act rally with Lead Sponsors Ritchie Torres and Antonio Reynoso, Council Members Jumaane Williams and Brad Lander, and diverse community groups from across New York City!

Click below to read full written testimony submitted from CPR members and allies:

Audre Lorde Project

Brooklyn Movement Center

Bronx Defenders

Center for Popular Democracy

Justice Committee

Legal Aid Society

Million Hoodies Movement for Justice

Make the Road New York

Malcolm X Grassroots Movement

New York City Anti-Violence Project

New York Civil Liberties Union - NYCLU

Picture the Homeless

VOCAL New York



Click here to read a statement from the surviving family members of New Yorkers killed by NYPD announcing their support of the Right To Know Act.

Click here to read press release from nearly 30 local and national LGBTQ Organizations calling for New York City Council to Pass Right to Know Act.




Topics: Right to Know Act