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

Mollie Thiriot
Alexandra Landers
Haley Henscheid
Christine Banz
Nico Cavalucci
Madeleine Mayer
Ben Weis
Gianna Pena
Simeon Daferede
Kate McCarthy
Zack Crenshaw
Sarah Lisovich
Jazzmine E
Hannah Norwood
Gabrielle Sherwood
Lauren Thesing
Emma Lane
River Kerstetter
Kate Evasic
Kadin McGreevy
Eliza Bryant
Kate Pederson
Rachel Phan
Madeline Mollman
Seamus Carey
Stephen Tuscher
Ellen Pattee
Lemmy Lempert
Alexander Hayashi
Lisa Hwang
1,505 signatures

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Showing 1319 reactions

  • Mollie Thiriot
    signed 2020-08-24 08:18:44 -0500
    Ward 47!
  • Alexandra Landers
    signed 2020-08-24 08:18:28 -0500
  • Haley Henscheid
    signed 2020-08-24 08:17:53 -0500
  • Christine Banz
    signed 2020-08-24 08:17:28 -0500
    Ward 43
  • Nico Cavalucci
    signed 2020-08-24 08:15:59 -0500
    Ward 26
  • Madeleine Mayer
    signed 2020-08-24 08:15:45 -0500
    Ward 46
  • Ben Weis
    signed 2020-08-24 08:14:45 -0500
    From the 48th ward
  • Gianna Pena
    signed 2020-08-24 08:13:52 -0500
    26th ward
  • Simeon Daferede
    signed 2020-08-24 08:10:13 -0500
  • Kate McCarthy
    signed 2020-08-24 08:09:46 -0500
    I am a resident of the 46th Ward
  • Zack Crenshaw
    signed 2020-08-24 08:06:19 -0500
    Ward 5
  • Sarah Lisovich
    signed 2020-08-24 07:59:46 -0500
  • Jazzmine E
    signed 2020-08-24 07:58:43 -0500
    Ward 33
  • Hannah Norwood
    signed 2020-08-24 07:57:44 -0500
    Ward 1
  • Gabrielle Sherwood
    signed 2020-08-24 07:55:55 -0500
  • Lauren Thesing
    signed 2020-08-24 07:54:18 -0500
    Ward 26
  • Emma Lane
    signed 2020-08-24 07:48:41 -0500
    44th Ward Chicago
  • River Kerstetter
    signed 2020-08-24 07:47:21 -0500
    I live in Ward 44. I am an artist and teacher, and I support CPAC because police do not keep us safe. They murder and incarcerate people of color and trans people every day. We need to defund the police and fund communities.
  • Kate Evasic
    signed 2020-08-24 07:41:34 -0500
    25th Ward
  • Kadin McGreevy
    signed 2020-08-24 07:40:46 -0500
    Chicago Resident, 47th ward
  • Eliza Bryant
    signed 2020-08-24 07:37:20 -0500
    Chicago resident, 46th ward.
  • Kate Pederson
    signed 2020-08-24 07:33:05 -0500
  • Rachel Phan
    signed 2020-08-24 07:32:00 -0500
    I fully support CPAC! 49th ward.
  • Madeline Mollman
    signed 2020-08-24 07:30:31 -0500
  • Seamus Carey
    signed 2020-08-24 07:29:23 -0500
  • Stephen Tuscher
    signed 2020-08-24 07:27:51 -0500
  • Ellen Pattee
    signed 2020-08-24 07:26:22 -0500
    48th Ward
  • Lemmy Lempert
    signed 2020-08-24 07:24:29 -0500
  • Alexander Hayashi
    signed 2020-08-24 07:21:34 -0500
  • Lisa Hwang
    signed 2020-08-24 07:18:24 -0500
    35th ward