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Democrats release bilingual ads on police reform bill

Democrats release bilingual ads on police reform bill
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The Democratic House campaign arm released a series of ads in English and Spanish on Friday targeting vulnerable Republicans who voted against the police reform bill passed Thursday.

The ads, commissioned by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), feature a series of images of protests against police violence set to a somber backing track and plain title cards.

"Far too often in America, unarmed and innocent Black and Brown men and women are killed by police," the opening card reads.

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"We have to change the culture of silence and complicity where officers protect their own rather than the public they serve," the ad continues.

The ad then cuts to video of one of the 10 targeted Republicans, which include Reps. Richard HudsonRichard Lane HudsonDemocrats don't trust GOP on 1/6 commission: 'These people are dangerous' New Democratic super PAC to target swing-district Republicans over vote to overturn election The Hill's Morning Report - Biden takes office, calls for end to 'uncivil war' MORE (N.C.), Don Bacon (Neb.), Steve ChabotSteven (Steve) Joseph ChabotREAD: The Republicans who voted to challenge election results House Republicans who didn't sign onto the Texas lawsuit Top GOP lawmaker touts 'more flexible' PPP loans in bipartisan proposal MORE (Ohio), Michael Turner (Ohio), Scott PerryScott Gordon PerryNew Democratic super PAC to target swing-district Republicans over vote to overturn election The Hill's Morning Report - Biden: Focus on vaccine, virus, travel NYT: Rep. Perry played role in alleged Trump plan to oust acting AG MORE (Pa.), Jefferson Van Drew (N.J.), Lee ZeldinLee ZeldinMajority of New York voters say Cuomo should not be reelected: poll GOP lawmaker 'actively exploring' run for New York governor Sunday shows preview: Lawmakers weigh in on Trump impeachment trial; Biden administration eyes timeline for mass vaccinations MORE (N.Y.), John KatkoJohn Michael KatkoFederal agencies ordered to patch systems immediately following flaw in Microsoft app Republicans, please save your party Democrats snipe on policy, GOP brawls over Trump MORE (N.Y.) and Mike Garcia (Calif.).

"But Congressman Scott Perry just voted against increasing police accountability," reads the ad targeted at Perry.

In Zeldin and Garcia's districts, the ads are scheduled to run in English and Spanish.

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“Far too often in America, unarmed and innocent Black men and women are killed by police. We need accountability for officers who kill, and we need to change the culture of silence and complicity where officers protect their own rather than the public they serve," said DCCC spokeswoman Robyn Patterson.

"Once again, Republicans have chosen their party in Washington over everyday Americans and turned their back on the demands for justice and reform by the American people,” added Patterson.

With the ads, Democrats hope to shore up public support for the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, a police reform measure passed by the House Thursday largely on party lines.

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The measure is not expected to be taken up in the Senate, where Democrats blocked a Republican measure on police reform Wednesday, claiming it did not go far enough.

The DCCC ads will run on YouTube in targeted districts until July 2.