In the wake of criticism about law enforcement’s response to nationwide racial justice protests in 2020, local, state, and the federal government have proposed reforms to better protect the freedom of assembly. This resource page provides examples of some of these reforms.
The reforms discussed below have been introduced or enacted after the beginning of the nationwide protests for racial justice, in late May 2020. The listed reforms are not necessarily best practices and in some cases could be further strengthened, but they represent important efforts to better protect assembly rights. We plan to periodically update this briefer.