Tell Speaker Corey Johnson to listen to the people and #DefundNYPD!
.@NYCSpeakerCoJo: Will you commit to #DefundNYPD by cutting the NYPD operating budget in HALF in FY21 & reducing the officer headcount by HALF? The City must redirect these funds to Black communities, & remove cops from schools, homeless services, mental health response NOW.Tweet
.@NYCSpeakerCoJo: $1B cuts to NYPD is not enough. I, along with many in this city, are asking you for far more meaningful cuts that address the concerns of the moment. #DefundNYPD by half and cut officer headcount by half in FY21 and redistribute those funds to Black communities.Tweet
Also check out our graphics toolkit for great graphics, such as the ones below, that you can use for sharing on social media to #DefundNYPD!
Also, check out some of our favorite content on defunding and abolition from the community for inspiration! We are actively looking for folks to help with creating more shareable content so if that's up your alley, send us a DM or an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Here are some amazing graphics from the Abolish NYPD + Close Rikers Graphics toolkit. Also check out their phone + social media zap doc for phone scripts, social media templates, and more information.
There are also some incredible resources from @abolitionisfem's graphics toolkit.
Other great content that we've seen on the Twitterverse!
When we say #DefundPolice, we mean reducing the size, budgets, and power of all institutions that surveil, police, punish, incarcerate, and kill Black people to zero. And yes, there's a toolkit for that: https://t.co/Q6UL6VGGU7 pic.twitter.com/giIXvxwkA5— Interrupting Criminalization (@interruptcrim) June 15, 2020