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

William Biby
Ona Gleichman
emily marciniak
Mary Do
Dylan Tagliapietra
Grace Madigan
Billy Tucker
Emma Casey
Dorothea Pantelios
Sarah Mitchell
Tatum Fritz
Abigail Kunkler
Emmett Orr
Tricia Fiechter
Heather MacLaren
Stephanie Rasley
Jennifer Adams
Adel Johnson
Aaron Chasan
Seema Misra
Tali Levy-Bernstein
Mara Espinoza
Jackie Theibert
Alex Carras
Sara Algawerash
Katherine Swietlik
Lisa Newmark
Rene Webber
Tara Bomba
Marissa Tranquilli
1,471 signatures

Will you sign?

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  • William Biby
    signed 2020-09-01 23:02:21 -0500
  • Ona Gleichman
    signed 2020-09-01 21:59:08 -0500
  • emily marciniak
    signed 2020-09-01 20:39:41 -0500
  • Mary Do
    signed 2020-09-01 20:33:33 -0500
  • Dylan Tagliapietra
    signed 2020-09-01 16:19:23 -0500
    DEFUND THE POLICE. REVISE POLICE PROTOCOL. POLICE SHOULD HAVE MANDATORY CONTINUED EDUCATION COURSES LINED UP. Whether a person is innocent or guilty, a police officer does not have the right to murder them!
  • Grace Madigan
    signed 2020-09-01 13:32:22 -0500
  • Billy Tucker
    signed 2020-09-01 11:15:38 -0500
  • Emma Casey
    signed 2020-08-31 20:24:49 -0500
  • Dorothea Pantelios
    signed 2020-08-31 17:57:12 -0500
  • Sarah Mitchell
    signed 2020-08-31 17:41:22 -0500
  • Tatum Fritz
    signed 2020-08-31 17:20:56 -0500
  • Abigail Kunkler
    signed 2020-08-31 14:24:37 -0500
  • Emmett Orr
    signed 2020-08-31 14:18:53 -0500
  • Tricia Fiechter
    signed 2020-08-31 12:27:35 -0500
  • Heather MacLaren
    signed 2020-08-30 20:11:36 -0500
    I sincerely hope that Alderman Waguespack listen to his constituency and begin to put further efforts into enacting CPAC, especially given his role as the head of the progressive caucus.
  • Stephanie Rasley
    signed 2020-08-30 19:27:21 -0500
  • Jennifer Adams
    signed 2020-08-30 08:46:43 -0500
  • Adel Johnson
    signed 2020-08-29 21:30:02 -0500
  • Aaron Chasan
    signed via 2020-08-29 20:45:41 -0500
  • Seema Misra
    signed 2020-08-29 20:16:34 -0500
  • Tali Levy-Bernstein
    signed 2020-08-29 18:50:05 -0500
  • Mara Espinoza
    signed 2020-08-29 16:30:57 -0500
  • Jackie Theibert
    signed 2020-08-29 14:32:40 -0500
  • Alex Carras
    signed 2020-08-29 13:37:01 -0500
  • Sara Algawerash
    signed 2020-08-29 13:30:06 -0500
  • Katherine Swietlik
    signed 2020-08-29 11:53:08 -0500
  • Lisa Newmark
    signed 2020-08-29 11:27:01 -0500
  • Rene Webber
    signed 2020-08-29 08:54:53 -0500
  • Tara Bomba
    signed via 2020-08-29 01:07:28 -0500
  • Marissa Tranquilli
    signed 2020-08-28 22:48:00 -0500