June 4, 2020 - 5 PM

Lincoln Park High School (Chicago), 2001 N Orchard St, Chicago, Illinois 60614

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We are calling on all current and former CPS students, teachers, parents and citizens of Chicago to stand up against the militarized and overfunded Chicago Police Department. In 2020, CPD’s budget was 1.7 billion dollars. In 2018, taxpayers spent over 113 million dollars on police misconduct alone. This is all on top of the money CPD makes from civil forfeiture and other looting mechanisms designed to keep black and brown Chicagoans in a cycle of poverty.

We as a city are tired of being told we do not have enough money to support citizens. That we don’t have money for nurses, counselors, mental health clinics, affordable housing, equitable transportation. We are tired of being harassed and abused by police officers in schools. We are tired of the school-to-prison pipeline that is directly attributable to the tradeoff of spending on police rather than schools.

We will be protesting to stop this racist neglect to which this city has subjected its citizens. We are calling for JUSTICE for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade. We are calling to Defund the Chicago Police Department. We are calling for a Civilian Police Accountability Council. We are demanding the release of all protestors from jails that are exposing to some of the highest rates of COVID-19 in the world. We are calling for a city that puts people before profits and pain. We are calling for a better future for our children and for ourselves.