While seven out of nine council members have verbally agreed to defund SPD by 50%, we need to keep up the pressure to make sure they follow through!
Contact your Seattle City Council with the sample script below, put together by Decriminalize Seattle. You can call, email, or tag them on social media! And make sure to watch the teach-in put on by Decriminalize and King County Equity Now here about defunding and the 4 point program, detailed below!
PHONE AND EMAIL SCRIPT:
“Hi Councilmember [NAME],
My name is [NAME], I live in [neighborhood/district], and I’m [calling/writing] to ask you to vote to defund the Seattle Police Department by 50% and to reinvest those funds in the four-point plan proposed by King County Equity Now and Decriminalize Seattle, which includes:
1. Replacing current 911 operations with a civilian-controlled system
2. Scaling up community-led solutions
3. Funding a community-created roadmap to life without policing
4. Investing in housing for all
[Input one argument/rationale for Defunding the SPD / Reinvesting in community] or [Why is this meaningful to you?]
Can we count on you to [maintain your commitment / commit] to defunding by 50% and reinvesting in the 4-point plan?
FIND YOUR COUNCIL MEMBER:
|Lisa Herbold||1 (West Seattle, South Park)||206-684-8801||[email protected]|
|Tammy Morales||2 (South Seattle and the I.D.)||206-684-8802||[email protected]|
|Kshama Sawant||3 (Central Seattle)||206-684-8803||[email protected]|
|Alex Pedersen||4 (Northeast Seattle)||206-684-8804||[email protected]|
|Debora Juarez||5 (North Seattle)||206-684-8805||[email protected]|
|Dan Strauss||6 (Northwest Seattle)||206-684-8806||[email protected]|
|Andrew Lewis||7 (Pioneer Square to Magnolia)||206-684-8807||[email protected]|
|Teresa Mosqueda||8 (Citywide)||206-684-8808||[email protected]|
|Lorena Gonzales||9 (Citywide)||206-684-8809||[email protected]|