Thank you for lending your energy and time in such a critical moment in time. With the budget up for approval this Wednesday at the SSF City Council Meeting, we want to put as much pressure on SSF city officials to reallocate funding for the police and place those funds in programs that ore effectively address mental health, substance abuse, education, housing, jobs, and childcare. Our communities are being overpoliced and Black and Brown people are being killed, bratualized, and incarcerated on a regular basis. Below are ways that you can support this needed change in public health and safety:
Be sure indicate that your comment is in regards to the the budget by writing “agenda item 11” or “agenda item 11 budget” for the email subject line.
Template/Sample emails for you to adapt are available to use in the link below. Personalized emails are encouraged. If possible, state your relationship to SSF (worker, students, resident, mental health worker, etc.)
If you have any ideas or actionable things that you would like us to work on, email, message our social media handles, or use our “Contact Us” page to connect!
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Again, thank you for your support! Feel free to reach out to us via social media if you have any questions. Defund the police. Invest in the People. Reclaim SSF! Black Lives Matter! Justice for Derrick Gaines!