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

Amy Hamlyn
Hannah Todd
Fran Gallagher
Allison Pelletier
Brittany Giammona
Lauren Zeitz
Megan Skillman
Mollie Hertel
Matthew Richardson
Janelle Benuska
Sullivan Bell
Felicia Atanasio
Karen Eisenhauer
Tieg Harte
Joanna Park
Lauren McSweeney
ryan friel
Caroline Lee Liu
Garrett hansell
Martha Metcalfe
Tony Bezsylko
Eleena Ahmed
Laurence Hall
Tonya Eason
Clara Ortells-Faci
Tara Smith
Mykell Miller
Josh Torrey
Alexa Harris
Deborah Hellerstein
1,471 signatures

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  • Amy Hamlyn
    signed 2020-09-17 12:12:59 -0500
  • Hannah Todd
    signed 2020-09-17 11:09:37 -0500
    Ward 47
  • Fran Gallagher
    signed 2020-09-17 11:03:24 -0500
  • Allison Pelletier
    signed 2020-09-17 10:48:57 -0500
  • Brittany Giammona
    signed 2020-09-17 07:26:23 -0500
  • Lauren Zeitz
    signed 2020-09-16 18:44:58 -0500
  • Megan Skillman
    signed 2020-09-16 15:59:36 -0500
  • Mollie Hertel
    signed 2020-09-16 15:57:18 -0500
  • Matthew Richardson
    signed 2020-09-16 09:40:10 -0500
  • Janelle Benuska
    signed 2020-09-15 21:49:48 -0500
  • Sullivan Bell
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  • Felicia Atanasio
    signed 2020-09-14 22:32:35 -0500
  • Karen Eisenhauer
    signed 2020-09-14 12:17:07 -0500
  • Tieg Harte
    signed 2020-09-13 18:06:06 -0500
  • Joanna Park
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  • Lauren McSweeney
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  • ryan friel
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  • Caroline Lee Liu
    signed 2020-09-13 13:13:28 -0500
  • Garrett hansell
    signed 2020-09-12 00:57:02 -0500
    30th Ward
  • Martha Metcalfe
    signed 2020-09-11 14:46:50 -0500
    Ward 4
  • Tony Bezsylko
    signed 2020-09-10 05:42:44 -0500
  • Eleena Ahmed
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  • Laurence Hall
    signed 2020-09-09 15:38:39 -0500
  • Tonya Eason
    signed 2020-09-09 13:28:41 -0500
    Is their a way to volunteer remotely. I would like to utilize my background as a Victim’s Witness assistance for the state of Louisiana.
  • Clara Ortells-Faci
    signed 2020-09-09 13:08:57 -0500
  • Tara Smith
    signed 2020-09-09 10:49:25 -0500
  • Mykell Miller
    signed 2020-09-09 10:18:05 -0500
  • Josh Torrey
    signed 2020-09-09 09:34:05 -0500
  • Alexa Harris
    signed 2020-09-09 09:07:25 -0500
  • Deborah Hellerstein
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