TUESDAY 12pm: Organizers Demand Criminal Charges Against Officers in Attack of Dyma Loving

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
CONTACTS: (UltraViolet) anna@unbendablemeida.com
(Color of Change) Kate Uyeda, kuyeda@fenton.com, (650) 810 5032

TUESDAY 12pm: Organizers Demand Criminal Charges Against Officers in Attack of Dyma Loving

Color Of Change and UltraViolet Deliver over 50,000 signatures in support of Loving, Demand Action from state attorney

MIAMI, FL — On Tuesday, April 23, Color Of Change and UltraViolet will deliver over 50,000 signatures from two petitions to the office of State’s Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle. They call on Rundle to hold accountable the Miami-Dade police officers who attacked Dyma Loving in early March, after she had called the police for help.

Loving had asked the police for help because a neighbor pointed a gun at her and threatened her life, but police responded by threatening her, shoving her to the ground, and charging her with resisting arrest. Last week, Ms. Loving announced that she was filing a civil-rights lawsuit against the Miami-Dade Police Department and the two officers who violently attacked her, as shown in the now-viral video.

Color Of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice group, and UltraViolet launched petitions calling for both officers to be held accountable for physically attacking Loving, unlawfully arresting her and holding her for 15 hours in jail.

WHAT: Press conference and petition delivery of over 50,000 petitions calling for justice from the State’s Attorney in the Dyma Loving case. The signatures were collected across two separate petitions — one from Color Of Change, and one from UltraViolet.
WHO: Color Of Change, UltraViolet
WHEN: Tuesday, April 23, 12pm ET
WHERE: State’s Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle’s office, E.R. Graham Building, 1350 N.W. 12th Avenue, Miami, FL

CONTACT: For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Anna Zuccaro at anna@unbendablemedia.com or Kate Uyeda, kuyeda@fenton.com, (650) 810 5032


Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. We help people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by over 1.4 million members, we move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America. Visit www.colorofchange.org.

UltraViolet is a community of more than one million people that drives feminist cultural and political change. Through people power and strategic advocacy, we work to improve the lives of women and girls of all identities and backgrounds, and all people impacted by sexism, by dismantling discrimination and creating a cost for sexism. Visit www.weareultraviolet.org