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200 CEOs URGE CONGRESS TO OK POLICE REFORM LAWS BEFORE RECESS

The killing of George Floyd has sparked national outcry for policies to address policy brutality. Now, some of the country's top business leaders are calling for change, too, Marguerite Ward wrote on June 18, 2020 for Business Insider.


In a Wednesday statement, the Business Roundtable, an association of CEOs from many of America's largest companies, called on President Trump and Congress to enact significant police reform before Congress's recess in August. Members of the Business Roundtable include Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, and Walmart CEO Doug McMillon.

Joshua Bolten, Business Roundtable president and CEO, said racial injustice is a national problem that requires changes by both businesses as well as the government.

"Recent events have, once again, exposed the injustices facing black Americans and other people of color. This moment presents an urgent opportunity to address longstanding systemic racial inequities," Bolten said in a statement. The roundtable's statement was broad in nature and did not lay out specific plans or reforms. "Among the most urgent challenges is the need to protect our citizens and address unwarranted, excessive and even lethal force, especially against unarmed black men and women," he continued.