- Establish a Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC)
- Defund the Chicago Police Department’s budget by 75%
- Reinvest these funds into social services and community programs
As a member of the Black Abolitionist Network, Chicago DSA is campaigning to defund the Chicago Police Department (CPD) by 75% and reinvest these funds into healthcare, education, housing, and other essential public programs.
Policing and incarceration have become, as abolitionist scholar Ruth Wilson Gilmore states, “a catchall solution to social problems.” Instead of police, we need to fund our communities. By addressing the root causes of violence, we can meaningfully address harm and build towards a Chicago that provides prosperity and dignity for all.
Attend a project committee meeting to get involved with canvassing, political education, and direct action. Sign up for our project committee and sign the Defund CPD petition. For more information, contact [email protected].