In partnership with many social justice organizations and with heavy influence from the National Urban League, Taskforce.app created the Racial Justice State Legislative Tracker. This tool helps track legislation in all 50 states, encompassing nine overarching categories and 87 subcategories.
Each week our team reviews all new legislation and all legislation moving through legislatures to give an overview of trends we see and essential movements.
Actions Against Movements for Justice and Equality Against bail reform Against protests Against Record Expungement Against Parole Reform Increasing Police Authority Promoting Guns Police Officer Bill of Rights Laws and Anti-Accountability Bills Prohibits CRT, teaching about race Stand Your Ground Bills Misc
Addressing Discrimination Access To Early Childhood Education Addressing Discrimination Based on a Race Addressing Health Disparities Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Housing and Real Estate Discrimination Race in Education/History Recognizing Racial Injustice as a Public Health Crisis Reparations Salary Parity Religion, Hair, and Cultural Expression Discrimination Misc
Cannabis Reform Allowing possession of a certain amount Community Funding Eliminating Cannabis Drug Testing Equality in Ownership Legalization Record Expungement Removing Cannabis Offenses from Background Checks Misc
Criminal Justice Reform Bail Reform Limiting Immigration Consequences General Background Checks Eliminated Mandatory Minimums Parole Reform Pretrial Release and Supervision Prisoner Bill of Rights Record Expungement Sentencing Disparities and Reform Solitary Confinement Unlawful Searches Misc
Gun Violence Prevention Background Check Loopholes Ghost Guns Limit gun position for those with warrants or domestic violence convictions Magazine Limits Red Flag Bills Waiting periods Misc
Police Reform and Accountability Anti-Discrimination Training Community Policing and Alternatives to Policing Creation of Civilian Oversight Boards Data and Reporting Collection Demilitarizing Police Fair Discipline Mental Health Response Teams Misconduct Reporting and Discipline Municipal Liability National Decertification Index Qualified Immunity Police Brutality and Use of Force Police Budget Reallocation Police Training and Mental Health Removing Police Officers from Schools Misc
Voting Expansive Laws Automatic Voting Registration Creations of Independent Commission for Redistricting Drive-Thru or Curbside Voting Early Registration Ensuring those in jail have access to a ballot Expanding criteria for Voter IDs Increasing Drop Box Locations Increasing Early Voting Hours and/or Dates Online tracking of absentee ballots Online Voter Registration Restoring voting rights Same-Day Voting Registration Vote by Mail expansion Voting Protection Rights Misc
Voting - Restrictive Laws Aggressive Poll Watcher Provisions Ballot Collection Restrictions Election Audits Increased Signature Scrutiny Limiting Drop Boxes Mail-in Voting Restrictions No Outside Funding Purging Voting Lists Reducing Voting hours and/or dates Reducing ways to register to vote Separating State and Federal Elections Specific Paper Requirements Unlimited Voter Challenges Voter Caging Voter comfort restrictions Voter ID Laws Voter Suppression or Punishment Witness Requirements