Clergy Calling for Consequences


A diverse group of interfaith clergy lifting our prophetic voices to call attention to Social Injustices against Black Americans. Our specific focus is on:

• Seeking justice for Black people murdered by police;
• Calling for police accountability; and
• Taking specific action steps in each incident.

On a national level, we support the Congressional Black Caucus in:

• Pushing Congress and the federal government to pass laws and utilize federal oversight to:
• Stop the assault on Black Americans; and
• Protect peaceful protestors’ constitutional rights.[1]

We are aligned with the #United4Reform Agenda Action Items on Police Reform[2]

• De-certify or terminate police officers who use lethal force in non-violent offenses
• Eliminate the use of choke holds in all forms
• Create a national database registry to restrict re-hiring of law enforcement officers that were terminated with cause by other cities or states
• Require all police officers to wear body cameras and terminate officers who intentionally turn off their cameras
• Require de-escalation training and unconscious bias training for all police officers
• Require psychological evaluation of police officers before hiring, and periodic evaluations while employed
• Require a citizens’ review board to review and report police misconduct complaints
• Mandate gun-violence prevention education and training
• Push for the passage of hate crime statutes

On State, County and Local levels, the CCC Alliance stands in solidarity with one another, as well as officials and organizations who are willing to advocate for:

• Recruiting, training, and promoting law enforcement personnel that possess the psychological, emotional, and cultural capacity for law enforcement work and assess them every three years to ensure that they have maintained that capacity[3]
In our worship places, we equip and empower congregations and communities to join us in doing justice in their neighborhoods through such initiatives as Faith in Action at First Baptist Church of Vienna in Virginia, where Vernon C. Walton is the Senior Pastor.[4]


#United4Reform Participating Organizations:

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Dr. Glenda Glover, International President
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Beverly Evans Smith, National President and CEO
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Valerie Hollingsworth Baker, President
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Deborah Catchings-Smith, International President and Board Chairman
The Links, Incorporated Dr. Kimberly Jeffries Leonard, National President
National Council of Negro Women Dr. Johnnetta Cole, Chair and President
National Coalition of 100 Black Women Dr. Virginia Harris, President
Black Women’s Agenda, Inc. Gwainevere Catchings Hess, President
National CARES Mentoring Movement Susan L. Taylor, Founder and CEO
The Girl Friends, Incorporated Margaret Gaines Clark, National President
Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Danielle Brown, National President
Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. Sharon Beard, National President
Black Women’s Roundtable Melanie L. Campbell, President and CEO


Download: Clergy Calling for Consequences – One Sheet

[2] Women leaders of 13 African-American organizations representing more than 5 million collective voices. (Participating organizations are listed on the reverse side.)
[3] Part of a 7-point plan devised by DeForest B. Soaries, Jr. (Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens and former New Jersey Secretary of State.)