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.

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Who's signing

Kiara Hardin
Mohd Suleman
Warren Wagner
Brendan Epton
Marni Fritz
Steven Spagnolo
Matt Morris
Sarah Weiner
Iana Amiscaray
Andrew Carr
Antonio Ponziani
Megan Whitney
Rohit Agarwal
Mari Cobb
Shannon Pedersen
Chris Meadath
Andrea Oranday
Adrienne Matzen
Kari Lehman
Allison Kanter
Amy Dix
Mallory McShane
SaraLouise Dawsom
Alexander Griffin
Ellen Magee
Abdou Barry
Amy Bustos
Liz Dumler
Rebecca Ogle
Carrie Casady
1,667 signatures

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  • Kiara Hardin
    signed 2021-02-22 19:57:55 -0600
  • Mohd Suleman
    signed 2021-02-20 07:34:35 -0600
  • Warren Wagner
    signed 2021-02-19 14:56:33 -0600
  • Brendan Epton
    signed 2021-02-19 14:09:05 -0600
  • Marni Fritz
    signed 2021-02-19 10:49:31 -0600
  • Steven Spagnolo
    signed 2021-02-19 08:26:26 -0600
  • Matt Morris
    signed 2021-02-18 11:33:17 -0600
  • Sarah Weiner
    signed 2021-02-17 15:38:35 -0600
  • Iana Amiscaray
    signed 2021-02-17 12:12:57 -0600
  • Andrew Carr
    signed 2021-02-16 19:26:44 -0600
  • Antonio Ponziani
    signed 2021-02-16 12:17:34 -0600
  • Megan Whitney
    signed 2021-02-14 19:16:23 -0600
  • Rohit Agarwal
    signed 2021-02-14 18:49:28 -0600
    It is now two years since Anjanette Young first faced the cruelty of Chicago Police in their mistake. CPD has taken every step they can to hide their wrongdoing and keep her from receiving the justice she deserves. COPA has failed to deliver on their mission. The city has worsened the case by taking her to court when she has done no wrong. Her case has seen the overview of 3 different police superintendents, and 2 different mayors. Her suffering exemplifies that THE SYSTEM DOES NOT WORK. We demand CPAC now to end this state-sponsored cruelty and abuse of power. Our tax dollars are being used to perpetrate violence and racism, and then to pay for the resulting settlements. We demand CPAC immediately to help bring the much needed oversight to CPD and the broken system, to effect change and reform.
  • Mari Cobb
    signed 2021-02-07 16:02:23 -0600
  • Shannon Pedersen
    signed 2021-02-06 14:11:51 -0600
  • Chris Meadath
    signed 2021-01-29 22:25:09 -0600
  • Andrea Oranday
    signed 2021-01-28 20:23:45 -0600
  • Adrienne Matzen
    signed 2021-01-27 18:01:03 -0600
  • Kari Lehman
    signed 2021-01-25 18:48:15 -0600
  • Allison Kanter
    signed 2021-01-24 18:29:35 -0600
  • Amy Dix
    signed 2021-01-21 19:30:10 -0600
  • Mallory McShane
    signed 2021-01-19 17:21:24 -0600
  • SaraLouise Dawsom
    signed 2021-01-19 14:18:22 -0600
  • Alexander Griffin
    signed 2021-01-19 02:26:23 -0600
  • Ellen Magee
    signed 2021-01-18 17:05:16 -0600
  • Abdou Barry
    signed via 2021-01-18 15:36:31 -0600
  • Amy Bustos
    signed 2021-01-18 12:56:50 -0600
  • Liz Dumler
    signed 2021-01-18 12:39:07 -0600
  • Rebecca Ogle
    signed 2021-01-18 10:43:12 -0600
  • Carrie Casady
    signed 2021-01-18 09:31:31 -0600