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

Adamaris Saavedra
Caitlin Myers
John Czolgosz
Ethan Sparkman
Ethan Powe
Kelly Dull
Dylan Haessly
Elizabeth Bajema
Anna Torgerson
Sarahann Callaway
Kaye Oberhausen
Kelli Frost
Mitchell J. Ward
Zachary Vanderslice
Eric Krouse
Evan Fabian
Madeline Dodge
Joseph Agosto
Jose Sanchez
Summer Brown
Aly Alexandra
Tom Van Grinsven
Heather Abbott
Arielle Sylvester
Erik Lovell
Elizabeth Ortiz
Anne Marie Loesch
Anne West
Faith O'Leary
Tim Christmann
1,667 signatures

Will you sign?

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  • Adamaris Saavedra
    signed 2021-01-16 20:16:24 -0600
  • Caitlin Myers
    signed 2021-01-15 16:58:10 -0600
  • John Czolgosz
    signed via 2021-01-14 13:08:12 -0600
  • Ethan Sparkman
    signed 2021-01-14 11:07:35 -0600
  • Ethan Powe
    signed 2021-01-12 12:05:03 -0600
  • Kelly Dull
    signed 2021-01-09 19:54:05 -0600
  • Dylan Haessly
    signed 2021-01-08 16:23:19 -0600
  • Elizabeth Bajema
    signed 2021-01-05 19:56:54 -0600
  • Anna Torgerson
    signed 2021-01-05 19:50:21 -0600
    Ward 47
  • Sarahann Callaway
    signed 2021-01-05 19:39:21 -0600
  • Kaye Oberhausen
    signed 2021-01-05 14:26:32 -0600
  • Kelli Frost
    signed 2021-01-04 19:24:17 -0600
  • Mitchell J. Ward
    signed 2021-01-04 16:03:08 -0600
  • Zachary Vanderslice
    signed 2021-01-01 15:16:07 -0600
    CPAC now!
  • Eric Krouse
    signed 2020-12-29 21:15:31 -0600
  • Evan Fabian
    signed 2020-12-28 16:18:49 -0600
  • Madeline Dodge
    signed 2020-12-28 12:40:42 -0600
  • Joseph Agosto
    signed 2020-12-24 14:52:21 -0600
  • Jose Sanchez
    signed 2020-12-23 21:39:53 -0600
  • Summer Brown
    signed 2020-12-22 14:53:56 -0600
  • Aly Alexandra
    signed 2020-12-22 11:26:23 -0600
  • Tom Van Grinsven
    signed 2020-12-18 18:56:18 -0600
  • Heather Abbott
    signed 2020-12-17 20:51:25 -0600
  • Arielle Sylvester
    signed 2020-12-17 12:39:41 -0600
  • Erik Lovell
    signed 2020-12-15 12:23:32 -0600
  • Elizabeth Ortiz
    signed 2020-12-13 17:25:01 -0600
  • Anne Marie Loesch
    signed 2020-12-13 16:22:31 -0600
  • Anne West
    signed 2020-12-13 16:13:08 -0600
  • Faith O'Leary
    signed 2020-12-13 14:28:28 -0600
  • Tim Christmann
    signed 2020-12-13 10:47:13 -0600
    The elected officials need to realize that’s exactly what they are. Elected to represent the citizens who voted them in, not their own interests. The lack of transparency and effective change is why people are leaving this corrupt city!