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

Emily Rounds
Kamryn Yates
Joy Richards
Jenny Cunningham
Carter Robinson
Jazmin Delgado
Wendee Molano
Whytnee Bush
Steven Surmin
Claire Tinley
Laura Fairbank
Nathan Kornely
Shelby Rodeffer
Madelyn Chassay
Jerry Oswalt
Paulina Jones-Torregrosa
Elizabeth Rossiter
Emily Thompson
Alexandra Acain
Yin Kwok
Marissa Monett
Emma Davids
Jaime Rehm
Abbie Welsch
Mollie Anderson
Terri Shih
Amy Dusto
Justin Hunger
Ayla Ellenbogen
Cebe Loomis
1,611 signatures

Will you sign?

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  • Emily Rounds
    signed via 2020-10-20 16:30:11 -0500
  • Kamryn Yates
    signed 2020-10-20 14:25:55 -0500
  • Joy Richards
    signed 2020-10-20 10:30:40 -0500
    We need justice for all. Our current Police Department has failed to delivery for decades. Take the money spent on police misconduct and give this to social services agencies to provide service without a gun. Vote on CPAC to bring community control into the failed system we have now. Vote YES for CPAC
  • Jenny Cunningham
    signed 2020-10-20 09:27:40 -0500
  • Carter Robinson
    signed 2020-10-19 19:52:45 -0500
    We need a more transparent immediately. The police have lost the public’s trust, and large measures are needed to right the long history of police crimes committed in Chicago.
  • Jazmin Delgado
    signed 2020-10-18 23:34:35 -0500
    14th Ward
  • Wendee Molano
    signed 2020-10-18 12:57:33 -0500
  • Whytnee Bush
    signed via 2020-10-17 22:16:43 -0500
  • Steven Surmin
    signed 2020-10-17 21:32:19 -0500
  • Claire Tinley
    signed 2020-10-17 12:50:41 -0500
  • Laura Fairbank
    signed 2020-10-17 11:36:22 -0500
  • Nathan Kornely
    signed 2020-10-16 21:27:36 -0500
  • Shelby Rodeffer
    signed 2020-10-16 20:48:03 -0500
  • Madelyn Chassay
    signed 2020-10-16 17:06:36 -0500
  • Jerry Oswalt
    signed 2020-10-16 16:24:51 -0500
  • Paulina Jones-Torregrosa
    signed 2020-10-16 13:03:25 -0500
    The police are accountable to EVERYONE they purport to serve and protect! CPAC will give the police much-needed oversight and community feedback.
  • Elizabeth Rossiter
    signed 2020-10-16 09:46:24 -0500
    25th Ward
  • Emily Thompson
    signed 2020-10-15 21:01:47 -0500
  • Alexandra Acain
    signed 2020-10-15 20:28:05 -0500
  • Yin Kwok
    signed 2020-10-15 18:37:24 -0500
  • Marissa Monett
    signed 2020-10-14 22:22:11 -0500
  • Emma Davids
    signed 2020-10-14 18:08:44 -0500
  • Jaime Rehm
    signed 2020-10-14 17:55:46 -0500
  • Abbie Welsch
    signed 2020-10-14 16:45:59 -0500
  • Mollie Anderson
    signed via 2020-10-13 20:39:29 -0500
  • Terri Shih
    signed 2020-10-13 19:35:59 -0500
    Our police department needs accountability, and we as citizens and residents of Chicago demand you take action on this now!
  • Amy Dusto
    signed via 2020-10-13 14:25:38 -0500
  • Justin Hunger
    signed 2020-10-12 21:51:43 -0500
  • Ayla Ellenbogen
    signed 2020-10-10 11:17:40 -0500
  • Cebe Loomis
    signed 2020-10-08 12:24:38 -0500