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

Jason Le
Monica Hebel
Evan Anderson
Ebby Offord
Sofia Serrano
Julia Cary
Morgan Brauer
Clare Vallely
Teresa Beale
Bridget Harris
Courtney Stevens
Laura Williams
Caitlin Shea
Rishi Kowalski
Jennifer Kim
Leslie Deckard
Erum Ahmed
Jennifer Lemasters
Audrey Snyder
Peter Johnson
Jessica Olinger
Javier Chapa
Isabel Hannigan
Heidi Heim
Natalia Walczak
Simone Freeman
Maggie O’Brien
Ashley Greenwood
Carley Solether
Sara Guttman
1,471 signatures

Will you sign?

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  • Jason Le
    signed 2020-08-24 09:43:25 -0500
    25th Ward
  • Monica Hebel
    signed 2020-08-24 09:40:55 -0500
  • Evan Anderson
    signed 2020-08-24 09:39:07 -0500
  • Ebby Offord
    signed 2020-08-24 09:39:02 -0500
    18th Ward
  • Sofia Serrano
    signed 2020-08-24 09:38:40 -0500
  • Julia Cary
    signed 2020-08-24 09:38:09 -0500
    We NEED community control of the police! We need CPAC in every city and town across the country.
  • Morgan Brauer
    signed 2020-08-24 09:37:23 -0500
  • Clare Vallely
    signed 2020-08-24 09:36:01 -0500
  • Teresa Beale
    signed 2020-08-24 09:35:48 -0500
    CPAC NOW DEFUND THE POLICE FUND CPS FUND HOSPITALS FUND MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FUND COMMUNITY CENTERS
  • Bridget Harris
    signed 2020-08-24 09:34:01 -0500
  • Courtney Stevens
    signed 2020-08-24 09:33:24 -0500
  • Laura Williams
    signed 2020-08-24 09:33:24 -0500
  • Caitlin Shea
    signed 2020-08-24 09:31:30 -0500
  • Rishi Kowalski
    signed 2020-08-24 09:27:55 -0500
  • Jennifer Kim
    signed 2020-08-24 09:27:34 -0500
  • Leslie Deckard
    signed 2020-08-24 09:27:03 -0500
  • Erum Ahmed
    signed 2020-08-24 09:26:41 -0500
    32nd ward
  • Jennifer Lemasters
    signed 2020-08-24 09:25:25 -0500
  • Audrey Snyder
    signed 2020-08-24 09:24:18 -0500
    30th ward, Reboyras
  • Peter Johnson
    signed 2020-08-24 09:21:24 -0500
    26th Ward
  • Jessica Olinger
    signed 2020-08-24 09:21:10 -0500
  • Javier Chapa
    signed 2020-08-24 09:19:05 -0500
  • Isabel Hannigan
    signed 2020-08-24 09:17:41 -0500
    Ward 32
  • Heidi Heim
    signed 2020-08-24 09:17:34 -0500
  • Natalia Walczak
    signed 2020-08-24 09:13:13 -0500
    45th ward
  • Simone Freeman
    signed 2020-08-24 09:11:22 -0500
  • Maggie O’Brien
    signed 2020-08-24 09:10:19 -0500
    46th Ward- James Cappleman
  • Ashley Greenwood
    signed 2020-08-24 09:08:42 -0500
  • Carley Solether
    signed 2020-08-24 09:07:45 -0500
  • Sara Guttman
    signed 2020-08-24 09:07:43 -0500