Dr. Kim Schrier For Congress Releases New Ad “Walk”

ISSAQUAH, WA – Dr. Kim Schrier for Congress has released a new TV ad, “Walk,”  highlighting her experience on ride-alongs with police officers and her bipartisan efforts to secure funding for local police.

Here are some ways that Schrier has worked to support law enforcement in Washington’s Eighth District:

  • Schrier introduced amendments in Congress to give local departments ways to improve safety and build trust: broad adoption of body-worn cameras and using expertise from mental health professionals where appropriate. In order to secure these resources to fund these initiatives, she has pushed for Congress to pass the Invest to Protect Act, a bipartisan bill that would bring resources and training to departments with fewer than 200 officers.

  • She is also working to secure $2 million in federal funding to bring body cameras and crisis response teams to the King County Sheriff’s Office, to protect officers and the community.

  • Rep. Schrier participated in 7 ride-alongs and officer roundtables with local law enforcement across the district to hear firsthand from officers about the tools they need to keep our communities safe.

  • She sponsored the COPS on the Beat Grant Program Reauthorization and Parity Act that would triple funding for COPS grants, and the PART Act to address catalytic converter thefts.

  • Schrier voted to increase law enforcement and public safety funding by $500 million for 2022.

  • She does not support defunding the police, and she never has. We need to give our officers the tools and training they need, so they can enforce the laws and keep our communities safe – and also have the appropriate oversight and accountability.

“To understand someone better, walk a mile in their shoes. Or ride along in their patrol car. That’s what I do with local police officers here in Washington to hear their concerns first hand then fight for them in Congress,” said Rep. Schrier. “It’s why I got police more funding for bulletproof vests and body cameras and more mental health officers so cops can stay focused on fighting crime… Our local police deserve our support.”