Travis Washington is a Masters of Administration graduate in Higher Education and Administration from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He has been politically involved, from registering people to vote, to working in the Springfield Capitol (as an Alexander Lane Fellow, January to May 2017).
“We know how so many people of cultural minorities are in constant fear of leaving their household. This fear in our lives far too often comes from individuals working in public safety who harm people,” Washington explains. “Every single week we hear about another unarmed innocent vulnerable human being shot by the police. This has increased the trauma and fear that has made people of color scared to leave their homes.”
Washington’s goal with his #HandsUP Act petition is to email to the U. S. Senate, members of Congress, State Governors; Democracy Now, the Huffington Post, ThinkProgress; and to other appropriate organizations across the country. Once it receives enough attention, his goal is to speak before the House of Representatives or United Nations during a committee hearing to bring attention to this policy.
I recently interviewed this rising and young activist where he chatted more on the movement and what inspired him to get into politics.
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