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

Tristan Harter
Noé Nelli
Julianna Bruinekool
Onofrio Lollino
Bella Millan
Josephina Josephina
Lizette Castellanos
Julia Swartz
Aniko Blake
Arielle Gordon
Kyla Jarka
Claire Hoppock
Otto Perez
emma perdue
judai smith
Tara Nooteboom
Frank Roti
Lilly Hastings
Nick Apple
Vicky Mavreas
George Nelson
Lisa Johnson
Kimberly Thomas
Anika Wilsnack
Phil Garofalo
Alison deRosas
Jonah Church
Sarah Martino
Sage Rehders-Blasco
1,471 signatures

Will you sign?

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  • Tristan Harter
    signed 2020-08-28 08:43:51 -0500
    Literally the only answer I hear from Mayor Lightfoot, from Michele Smith, and from a majority of aldermen, is to increase the amount of police, without regard for the citizens of our city who have expressed and are expressing their concern with the way they are systemically treated by CPD. As if continually increasing the police budget will somehow bully citizens into submission by giving them even more of what they are voicing their frustration with. At some point, there has to be another way.

    Having reviewed the list of aldermen that support CPAC, the racial dynamics are troubling. Predominantly Black and Latinx neighborhoods are expressing that they would like a voice at the table regarding their neighborhoods’ relationships with CPD, while predominantly white neighborhoods’ aldermen are expressing an interest in the status quo. It is our duty as citizens and leaders to care about our entire city. In a way, this is not so different from wearing a mask to protect our fellow citizens. We owe underserved communities the right to feel safe and supported, and if that means significant change in policing, it is a moral imperative that it be done. Between the lack of an elected school board and a lack of community oversight regarding public safety, Chicago is not a city that appears to believe in its citizens’ voice. If you believe in your city, it’s time to make changes. Please invest in your citizens.
  • Noé Nelli
    signed 2020-08-28 08:42:24 -0500
  • Julianna Bruinekool
    signed 2020-08-28 08:31:13 -0500
    Ward 32
  • Onofrio Lollino
    signed 2020-08-28 01:43:01 -0500
  • Bella Millan
    signed via 2020-08-27 23:30:15 -0500
  • Josephina Josephina
    signed 2020-08-27 23:26:54 -0500
  • Lizette Castellanos
    signed 2020-08-27 23:03:49 -0500
  • Julia Swartz
    signed 2020-08-27 22:59:14 -0500
  • Aniko Blake
    signed 2020-08-27 22:55:12 -0500
  • Arielle Gordon
    signed 2020-08-27 21:56:25 -0500
  • Kyla Jarka
    signed 2020-08-27 20:08:11 -0500
  • Claire Hoppock
    signed 2020-08-27 19:35:57 -0500
  • Otto Perez
    signed 2020-08-27 19:31:29 -0500
  • emma perdue
    signed via 2020-08-27 18:54:51 -0500
  • judai smith
    signed 2020-08-27 18:51:34 -0500
  • Tara Nooteboom
    signed 2020-08-27 18:34:15 -0500
  • Frank Roti
    signed 2020-08-27 18:03:02 -0500
  • Lilly Hastings
    signed via 2020-08-27 17:43:07 -0500
  • Nick Apple
    signed 2020-08-27 17:36:06 -0500
    Ward 35
  • Vicky Mavreas
    signed via 2020-08-27 16:59:23 -0500
  • George Nelson
    signed 2020-08-27 16:49:46 -0500
  • Lisa Johnson
    signed 2020-08-27 16:27:02 -0500
  • Kimberly Thomas
    signed 2020-08-27 16:14:08 -0500
  • Anika Wilsnack
    signed 2020-08-27 15:33:50 -0500
  • Phil Garofalo
    signed 2020-08-27 15:27:50 -0500
  • Alison deRosas
    signed 2020-08-27 14:46:56 -0500
  • Jonah Church
    signed 2020-08-27 14:38:16 -0500
  • Sarah Martino
    signed 2020-08-27 14:29:43 -0500
  • Sage Rehders-Blasco
    signed 2020-08-27 14:25:42 -0500
  • Brian
    signed via 2020-08-27 14:00:07 -0500