A Special Message from Senator Daphne Jordan

I was proud to join my Senate Republican colleagues in advancing an amendment designed to protect our law enforcement officers during these increasingly dangerous times. Our “Protect Those Who Protect Us” package would help to deter violence by increasing penalties on existing crimes against law enforcement, while also creating new categories of crimes to address new types of attacks that are taking place.

Unfortunately, the entire Senate Democrat Conference voted "NO" on our amendment, in spite of the fact that our plan has been endorsed by the State Sheriff's Association. The Democrats' unanimous "NO" vote comes at a time when our law enforcement officers are contending with outrageous physical attacks, reckless anti-police rhetoric and dangerous, pro-criminal policies like bail reform and defunding the police.

While the Senate Democrats remain focused on their pro-criminal agenda, you can rest assured that I will continue fighting to ensure safe communities, help for crime victims, and support for the courageous law enforcement professionals who put their lives on the line to help keep us safe.