Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites Asks for Your Voice at City Council Defund-the-Police Budget Hearing, June 8, 2020
The Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites is MOBILIZING to DEFUND the SPD by 50% and REINVEST IN BLACK AND BROWN COMMUNITIES. We have until July 17th to influence the city budget. As a people who have historically benefited from the institution of police, we have a responsibility to advocate for its abolition. JULY 8th
City Council Budget Hearing 10am
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Budget Hearing Report Back 6 pm
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Phone + E-mail ZAP
Make it clear to undecided Council Members that White folks support defunding the SPDWHICH COUNCIL MEMBERS NEED PRESSURE?
Currently, 4 City Council Members have publicly committed to defund SPD by 50%: Tammy Morales, Lorena Gonzalez, Teresa Mosqueda, and Kshama Sawant.
In order for the proposal of defunding the police by @ least 50% to be even considered, the City Council needs at least one more Council Member to make the 50% defund commitment.
According to our sources, Dan Strauss, Lisa Herbold and Alex Lewis are the most persuadable in regards to committing to defund the police by 50%.
In the United States, many advocates of a Green New Deal have begun to include calls for prison abolition in the plan. In Canada, however, the connection between a Green New Deal and prison abolition has yet to be made explicit or widespread. So how can the climate movement work for prison abolition as a core strategy for shared liberation and a society where all are welcome and safe?
On August 27th, you’ll have a chance to hear three brilliant organizers, artists, and educators speak about the thinking that has driven their prison abolition work for decades; you’ll hear us connect prison abolition and the Green New Deal; and you’ll get to ask some questions of your own!
Panelists: El Jones, Robyn Maynard, Cedar Hopperton
More info and register here.