Congress has yet to pass legislation to help end racial profiling. Arab-Americans have been subjected to various kinds of racial profiling
since September 11th, 2001. The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) has been instrumental in working with Congress to expand
the definition of racial profiling to include profiling based upon perception of national origin or religion. This definition has been included in the End Racial Profiling Act or ERPA. In December 2005, Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) introduced S. 2132, The End Racial
Profiling Act (ERPA).
Passage of ERPA would create a federal prohibition on racial profiling, provide funding for law enforcement officials on how to prevent such
practices and would hold accountable those law enforcement agencies who continue to use racial profiling.
Contact Congress today asking them to pass ERPA!