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

Elaine Hsu
Alicia Rottman
Charlotte Suk
Kathryn Ganas
Erik Barns
Kimberly Shaw
kari lehman
Andrea Holliday
Sam Kochanek
josie betts
Vanessa Bustillos
Gianna P
Anne Tinder
Teagan Walsh-Davis
frances pawelczyk
Elizabeth Eberhart
Hannah J
Miguel Bautista
David McKirnan
Mallory Linehan
Dillon Arloff
Nushrat Jahan
Maggie Sivit
Chloe Starbuck
Joshua Whittom
Marie La Posta
Jessica Megchelsen
Ally Hamm
Maya Rowe
Kobi Guillory
1,471 signatures

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  • Elaine Hsu
    signed 2020-08-28 19:52:39 -0500
  • Alicia Rottman
    signed 2020-08-28 19:48:23 -0500
  • Charlotte Suk
    signed 2020-08-28 17:38:49 -0500
    ward 2
  • Kathryn Ganas
    signed 2020-08-28 17:03:09 -0500
  • Erik Barns
    signed via 2020-08-28 16:48:54 -0500
  • Kimberly Shaw
    signed 2020-08-28 16:33:52 -0500
  • kari lehman
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  • Andrea Holliday
    signed 2020-08-28 16:08:24 -0500
  • Sam Kochanek
    signed 2020-08-28 16:01:38 -0500
    Ward 46 – defund the police
  • josie betts
    signed 2020-08-28 16:01:08 -0500
  • Vanessa Bustillos
    signed 2020-08-28 15:58:51 -0500
  • Gianna P
    signed 2020-08-28 15:39:25 -0500
  • Anne Tinder
    signed 2020-08-28 15:14:37 -0500
    All power to the people
  • Teagan Walsh-Davis
    signed 2020-08-28 15:10:21 -0500
  • frances pawelczyk
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  • Elizabeth Eberhart
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  • Hannah J
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  • Miguel Bautista
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  • David McKirnan
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  • Mallory Linehan
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  • Dillon Arloff
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  • Nushrat Jahan
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  • Maggie Sivit
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  • Chloe Starbuck
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  • Joshua Whittom
    signed 2020-08-28 10:53:29 -0500
  • Marie La Posta
    signed 2020-08-28 10:32:07 -0500
    We need CPAC now, and to start defunding the Chicago Police Department & getting them out of our schools!
  • Jessica Megchelsen
    signed via 2020-08-28 09:49:08 -0500
  • Ally Hamm
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  • Maya Rowe
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