June 18, 2020
“Congressman Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, co-sponsored the Just and Unifying Solutions to Invigorate Communities Everywhere (JUSTICE) Act in the United States House of Representatives to increase law enforcement accountability, officials said Thursday…
“The JUSTICE Act seeks to provide solutions that increase transparency, accountability, and performance so that American law enforcement officers are better prepared to protect the communities they serve, officials said.
“’Now is the time for us to have a serious and open dialogue about what meaningful reforms to community policing look like,’ said Garcia. ‘The vast majority of law enforcement officers are upstanding individuals that serve their local communities with honor. However, the horrific actions of the few have unfortunately cast a negative impression over all who stand watch along the thin blue line.’
“The JUSTICE Act focuses on several key issue areas, namely: improving law enforcement transparency through additional reporting, ensuring law enforcement agencies and officers are accountable, improving training that officers receive to perform their duty, and creating provisions that address historical racism and racial inequities, according to Garcia’s office…
“’Collectively, our hearts are heavy right now, and our communities are crying out for real solutions. It is imperative that we, as elected officials, listen carefully and work diligently to find those solutions so that our country can continue to mature and our communities can continue to heal. That is why I am proud to be an original co-sponsor of this critically important piece of legislation,’ said Garcia.”
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Mike Garcia believes in a strong national defense and is a pro-business, pro-taxpayer, political outsider with nearly 20 years of service to this country as one of the first Super Hornet strike fighter pilots in the Navy and is a highly decorated US Naval Officer. Garcia is a first-generation American whose father immigrated to the US in 1959 and has lived in the 25th district for nearly all of his life. Garcia lives in Santa Clarita with his wife and two sons. He was named to the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Young Guns program as one of the top GOP candidates in the country.
The 25th district encompasses the cities of Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, Palmdale, Lancaster and the northern part of the San Fernando Valley. The median income is $76,866 and the ethnic breakdown is 45.8% White, 8% Black, 7.7% Asian and 35.3% Hispanic.
To learn more about Mike and his campaign for Congress, visit https://ElectMikeGarcia.com.