Stop Police Crimes - Enact CPAC for Community Control

CPAC stands for Civilian Police Accountability Council.  Our CPAC ordinance currently in the public safety committee in Chicago City Hall and, if enacted, it will create a democratically elected Council to oversee the Chicago Police Department.

These are the current alderpeople who support this legislation.  If your alderperson is not on this list, please call them today to demand that they support this transformational, progressive and problem solving ordinance that has the power to hold police accountable for their crimes and abuse.

Amendment of Municipal Code Title 2 by adding new Chapter 2-83 to establish Civilian Police Accountability Council
Sponsors: Hairston, Leslie A., Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos, Taylor, Jeanette B. , Sigcho-Lopez, Byron, Maldonado, Roberto, La Spata, Daniel , Rodriguez Sanchez, Rossana , Hadden, Maria E. , Mitts, Emma, Cardona, Jr., Felix , Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Vasquez, Jr., Andres , Rodriguez, Michael D., Martin, Matthew J. , Brookins, Jr., Howard, Coleman, Stephanie D. , Lopez, Raymond A., Harris, Michelle A., Beale, Anthony

Police are supposed to protect and serve the community, but right now in Chicago all the power belongs to the mayor and the police union.  We need CPAC so the community has THE voice in who polices us and how we're policed. 

The Council will have one member from contiguous police districts, directly elected by you.  They're only allowed to accept campaign contributions from within their district.

The council will have many important responsibilities, and broad authority to carry them out.  For example:

  • Hire the superintendent
  • Negotiate the union contract
  • Investigate misconduct, including subpoena power
  • Discipline officers when necessary, with the ability to convene a grand jury

The Alliance Campaign

We've been working for the passage of the CPAC bill in a variety of ways:

  • We staff sidewalk tables around the city every weekend to educate the public and collect postcards for our aldermen.
  • We collect petitions from local businesses in support of CPAC.
  • We run community events to provide in-depth educate around the systemic problem of police crime and the systemic solution of CPAC.
  • We protest police crimes like those that happened to LaQuan McDonald, and show support at court dates for police victims
  • We meet with our aldermen to educate them about the legislation and its public support.

Endorsing Organizations

8th Day Center for Justice
Action Now
American Friends Service Committee
American Party of Labor
Arab American Action Network
Asian Americans Advancing Justice
Assata's Daughters
Black Caucus, Chicago Teachers Union
Black Lives Matter Chicago
Black Lives Matter Chicago Youth
Black Lives Matter Women of Faith
Black People Against Police Torture, National Conference of Black Lawyers
Black Youth Project 100
Brighton Park Neighborhood Council
Campaign to End the Death Penalty
Carlos Ramirez Rosa
Caucus of Rank and File Educators
Chicago ANSWER
Chicago Area Peace Action
Chicago Metropolitan United Church of Christ
Chicago Teachers Union
Church of the Living God
Circles and Ciphers
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists Chicago
Coalition of Labor Union Women
Comite Exigimos Justicia/We Demand Justice Committee
Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism
Communist Party, USA, Scott Marshall
Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicagoland
Fight 4 15
Freedom road Socialist Organization 
Gay Liberation Network
Illinois Coalition Against Torture
Innocent Demand Justice

Jewish Council on Urban Affairs
Jewish Voice for Peace
Jobs With Justice
Justicia en Ayotzinapa
Let Us Breath Collective
Lifted Voices
Lincoln United Methodist Church
National Alliance of Filipino Concerns
National Coalition for a Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Network 49
Northside Action for Justice
Organized Communities Against Deportation
Pilsen Alliance
Pueblo Sin Fronteras/Familia Latina Unida
Radical Public Health, UIC
Reclaim Our Community
Resist Reimagine Rebuild Coalition
SEIU Health Care Illinois/Indiana
SEIU Local 73
Showing Up for Racial Justice
Southside Branch NAACP
St. Margaret Episcopal Church
Torture Justice Memorials
Tree of Life Justice League of America
Trinity Episcopal Church
Trinity United Church of Christ
U.S. Palestinian Community Network
UAW L 551 Union Solidarity Committee
UIC Graduate Employees Organization
United Electrical Workers Region 4
United Working Families
Veterans for Peace
Women's All Points Bulletin
Workers Center for Racial Justice
Workers World Party


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