5/23/21- Jessica Gramuglia + Police Violence
Updated: Aug 1
Music Superviosr Jessica Gramuglia is a member of the Recording Academy and the Guild of Music Supervisors, and is a first generation American stemming from southern Italy based in the Hudson Valley of New York, Los Angeles, and the UK.
She currently does music supervision for a range of high fashion and beauty brands including Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair, Glamour and Pitchfork. She's looking for music (instrumentals preferred) from a variety of genres - what says high fashion to YOU? Learn more about her current work here.
Jess has done previous work creating the first music department at Condé Nast Entertainment, and working with Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Warner Bros. Television, Freeform/ABC Family, and World Surf League where she also Co-Chaired their first Sustainability Committee.
She is passionate about working with people who are making a difference in the world, protecting our planet, and inspiring the next generation to live a fully authentic life.
POLICE VIOLENCE - BACKGROUND INFO: We can live in a world where the police don't kill people, by limiting police interventions, improving community interactions, and ensuring accountability. “George Floyd and Eric Garner should be alive. These are just two of the countless men and women lost to our severely failed criminal justice system in America,” Sen. Gillibrand said. "Institutional and systemic racism have devastated black communities since the founding of this country — we see the pain, we hear the calls for justice and accountability, and Congress must act." “The overwhelming majority of all police officers are hardworking individuals who are on the job to protect and serve,” Rep. Jeffries said upon the bill’s original introduction. “Yet it is undeniable that our country is in the midst of an epidemic of police violence that has badly damaged the relationship between law enforcement and communities throughout America, including in New York City,” “The chokehold is a poster child for violent police tactics,” Rep. Jeffries continued. “It is an unreasonable measure. It is an unnecessary measure. It is an uncivilized measure. The [bill] will make it an unlawful measure.” ACTION: Make a donation to Campaign Zero: https://www.joincampaignzero.org/ OR write to your senator about supporting S.244, the Eric Garner Excessive Force Prevention Act and S.353, the End Police use of Chokeholds Act. Click here to find your senator If you don’t live in the United States, you have the option either of donating to Campaign Zero or of writing to your elected representative in your country on an issue that concerns you. We care deeply about the issues we are highlighting but our overriding motivation is to support everyone in their participation in the democratic process. So no matter where you’re from please look into the facts and learn about the issue for yourself. If an action doesn’t sit right with you, write to your representative about any issue that you care about. Example letter to cut and paste (please personalize your own reason for supporting the bill): Dear Senator [name], Thank you for the hard work you do every day to represent our state. I’m writing for a couple of reasons today: First, I would like you to support S.244 the Eric Garner Excessive Force Prevention Act and S.353: – the End Police Use of Chokeholds Act. I'd also like you to take a look at the Breathe Act, which many Black movement leaders feel is a much better bill than the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. Many thanks, [your name]
15 people wrote letters to Senators on the two bills
13 people made donations to Campaign Zero