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

Arjun Kaushal
Ariella Greenberg
Louis Bonnet
Rebecca Israilevich
Natasha Sealey
Allison Ocampo
Susan Chambers
Margot Bardeen
Mary Kelly
Brett Weinstein
hel boyer
Danielle Honigstein
Isaiah Newman
Julie Rubel
Ricky Keller
Jenn Ahmed
Jovana Crnomarkovic
Maeve Favakeh
Jude Al Abosy
Allison Carr
Terrin Munawet
Deanna Lesht
Trinity Lee
maren celest
Heather Anacker
Nicole Holmberg
Gabriel Taylor
Joseph Gelman
sarah brenton
Hannah Hagy
1,471 signatures

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  • Arjun Kaushal
    signed 2020-08-27 13:58:11 -0500
  • Ariella Greenberg
    signed 2020-08-27 13:50:54 -0500
  • Louis Bonnet
    signed via 2020-08-27 13:33:38 -0500
  • Rebecca Israilevich
    signed 2020-08-27 13:23:56 -0500
  • Natasha Sealey
    signed via 2020-08-27 12:58:00 -0500
  • Allison Ocampo
    signed 2020-08-27 12:48:12 -0500
  • Susan Chambers
    signed 2020-08-27 12:47:08 -0500
    Ward 1
  • Margot Bardeen
    signed 2020-08-27 12:43:21 -0500
  • Mary Kelly
    signed via 2020-08-27 12:40:43 -0500
  • Brett Weinstein
    signed via 2020-08-27 12:07:26 -0500
  • hel boyer
    signed via 2020-08-27 11:51:41 -0500
  • Danielle Honigstein
    signed via 2020-08-27 11:47:20 -0500
  • Isaiah Newman
    signed 2020-08-27 11:45:51 -0500
  • Julie Rubel
    signed 2020-08-27 09:48:57 -0500
  • Ricky Keller
    signed 2020-08-27 09:35:26 -0500
  • Jenn Ahmed
    signed 2020-08-27 09:16:17 -0500
    We demand real change and accountability. We want elected representatives to do their jobs and represent the will of the people. Defund the police, empower CPAC, end police corruption and lack of transparency, rethink public safety and crime prevention from reactionary to proactive. Stop wasting our money on social control when we need social investment and restorative justice.
  • Jovana Crnomarkovic
    signed 2020-08-27 09:14:13 -0500
    CPAC is the only alternative for real change.
  • Maeve Favakeh
    signed 2020-08-27 08:50:46 -0500
  • Jude Al Abosy
    signed 2020-08-27 08:12:00 -0500
  • Allison Carr
    signed via 2020-08-27 07:55:49 -0500
  • Terrin Munawet
    signed 2020-08-27 07:45:39 -0500
  • Deanna Lesht
    signed 2020-08-27 07:14:15 -0500
    Ward 45
  • Trinity Lee
    signed 2020-08-27 00:09:00 -0500
  • maren celest
    signed 2020-08-26 23:03:42 -0500
  • Heather Anacker
    signed 2020-08-26 22:49:50 -0500
  • Nicole Holmberg
    signed 2020-08-26 22:19:27 -0500
  • Gabriel Taylor
    signed 2020-08-26 22:18:09 -0500
  • Joseph Gelman
    signed via 2020-08-26 22:10:08 -0500
  • sarah brenton
    signed 2020-08-26 22:09:48 -0500
  • Hannah Hagy
    signed 2020-08-26 21:47:44 -0500