Activists want to make sure lawmakers follow Ferguson Commission recommendations
ST. LOUIS (KPLR) - It took close to a year, many public hearings, and countless hours for the Ferguson Commission to release its recommendations for change and to address racial inequities highlighted by mass demonstrations after the Michael Brown shooting that took place in August 2014.
More than a thousand faith leaders and activists gathered for a strategy session at Saint Louis University Sunday to announce their plans to hold elected officials accountable to those recommendations for racial equality and social change. The Saint John’s Church four-day Beloved Community Conference culminated with a call to action at the public accountability meeting.
"The ball is in the court of legislators. We have to begin to look at that report and figured out what we can take from that report and make those pieces of legislation reality to many people that want to see change in the St. Louis area," said Missouri State Senator Jamilah Nasheed.