Date: Friday, June 12th
Time: 5 PM
Location: Lakeview Lutheran Church, 835 W Addison (Directly across from District 19 Police Department)
Route: Police Department to Tom Tunney’s Office & More!!
Currently 19 Alderpeople support the Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC), which will create a democratically-elected council to oversee the Chicago Police Department. This is the first step in achieving safety and accountability for our black neighbors. We only need 7 more Aldermen to stop withholding their support.
Alderman Tom Tunney (44th Ward) and Michele Smith (43rd ward) are two of them. They currently do not support CPAC, instead favoring GAPA (“Grassroots” Alliance for Police Accountability.) GAPA keeps the power with the Mayor and the police, leaving your black neighbors vulnerable to police officers like Officer David Diaz and Mike Pulaski. (For full story see: EndLakeviewRacism.Com )
Following George Floyd’s murder many Lakeview Neighbors have emailed Tom Tunny to plead with him to support the CPAC. On Friday June 5th, Tunney doubled down and remained a supporter of GAPA. It is time to make our voices heard. March with us.
If you cannot join our protest:
Call and demand he support this initiative immediately: (773) 525-6034
Email him using the following template:
To the Alderman________, my name is ________ and I live at _________. I am writing you pleading for you to support CPAC – the Civilian Police Accountability Council, I am certain I do not have to explain to you the severe relevance and urgent need for your support on the enactment of this ordinance that would create a democratically-elected council to oversee CPD. Black and brown lives literally depend on your help. We only need 7 more alderpeople to support the CPAC in order for it to pass! Please be on the right side of history here. This is one small step towards ending the pandemic of racist police brutality and allowing citizens to hold officers accountable. Your community is demanding that you support CPAC and that you encourage your fellow alderpeople to support it, as well. We are counting on you! Best, __________