CPAC - Sign the Petition!

We the undersigned call upon the City of Chicago to enact the all-elected Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC). The Chicago Police Department (CPD) has a history of battery, unlawful arrest, racial profiling, torture, murder, and the use of force to suppress the democratic rights of the people to organize and protest. In order to end these racist practices, we must give the community control of the CPD through CPAC.

The CPAC will

  • Be democratically elected by the residents of Chicago;
  • Be made up only of members with at least 2 years of experience organizing to protect the rights of oppressed people and victims of police brutality;
  • Appoint the superintendent of police, as well as members to the Police Board and the Chief Administrator for the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA);
  • Determine CPD’s annual budget;
  • Review and sign off on all new and existing CPD policies;
  • Investigate all police shootings and allegations of police torture;
  • Negotiate and approve contracts with the police unions,
  • Have the power to issue subpoenas to witnesses for CPAC hearings

We, the community, will have the final say in who polices us and how we’re policed.

 

Enact CPAC now!

Fill out the form below to sign the CPAC petition.

We will be sending these signatures for CPAC to your alderperson, so it is critical that we have your address info. If you know what ward you reside in, please enter it in the comments section.

Unsure of your ward? You can find your ward here: bit.ly/FindYourCPACWard

 

Who's signing

Brigit Cahill
Dennis Corbin
James Piehl
Angela McClanahan-Simmons
Sam Letscher
Jennie zayas
Kelsey James
Simon Shapiro
Ashley Moore
Gabriel Guzman
Rachel Nass
Laura Savio
Estella Zacharia
Anika Jeyaranjan
Payton Pinsky
Elizabeth Hanson
jaclyn chylinski
Marcus Russell
Rachel Welling
Nicole Turczak
Brian Damerau
Sean Connolly
Simeon Washington
Patrick Fish
Riley Vance
Erik Gore
Melissa Uribe
Amy Daigler
Christian Williams
Liz Gomez
1,471 signatures

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  • Brigit Cahill
    signed 2020-09-28 12:17:13 -0500
  • Dennis Corbin
    signed 2020-09-27 19:50:46 -0500
    48th Ward
  • James Piehl
    signed 2020-09-27 03:57:56 -0500
  • Angela McClanahan-Simmons
    signed 2020-09-26 21:12:34 -0500
  • Sam Letscher
    signed 2020-09-26 21:08:21 -0500
    Firmly support passing CPAC! From Ward 26
  • Jennie zayas
    signed via 2020-09-26 09:49:23 -0500
  • Kelsey James
    signed via 2020-09-25 23:12:27 -0500
  • Simon Shapiro
    signed 2020-09-25 22:49:06 -0500
  • Ashley Moore
    signed 2020-09-25 22:27:33 -0500
  • Gabriel Guzman
    signed 2020-09-25 19:45:18 -0500
  • Rachel Nass
    signed 2020-09-25 16:54:08 -0500
  • Laura Savio
    signed 2020-09-25 09:19:25 -0500
  • Estella Zacharia
    signed via 2020-09-24 23:02:36 -0500
  • Anika Jeyaranjan
    signed 2020-09-24 22:20:14 -0500
  • Payton Pinsky
    signed 2020-09-24 12:26:27 -0500
  • Elizabeth Hanson
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  • jaclyn chylinski
    signed 2020-09-24 11:02:02 -0500
  • Marcus Russell
    signed 2020-09-24 10:16:00 -0500
  • Rachel Welling
    signed 2020-09-23 18:49:59 -0500
    I don’t live in the city but I work there. CPD needs accountability
  • Nicole Turczak
    signed 2020-09-23 18:12:28 -0500
  • Brian Damerau
    signed 2020-09-23 10:12:36 -0500
  • Sean Connolly
    signed 2020-09-23 10:05:44 -0500
  • Simeon Washington
    signed 2020-09-21 19:13:02 -0500
  • Patrick Fish
    signed 2020-09-21 16:21:30 -0500
  • Riley Vance
    signed 2020-09-21 15:29:04 -0500
  • Erik Gore
    signed 2020-09-21 11:56:58 -0500
  • Melissa Uribe
    signed via 2020-09-21 11:44:30 -0500
  • Amy Daigler
    signed 2020-09-20 17:51:08 -0500
  • Christian Williams
    signed 2020-09-20 10:11:33 -0500
  • Liz Gomez
    signed 2020-09-19 17:04:24 -0500