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DSA Town Hall w/ Councilmember Tammy Morales: Defund SPD by 50%
Short URL: https://seattledsa.org/?p=18059
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Hosted by: Seattle Democratic Socialists of America and DSA’s caucus of Afrosocialists and Socialists of Color
- Decriminalize Seattle
- Black Collective Voice
- Labor for Black Lives
- Real Change
- Roxanne White (family member/survivor/advocate, Murdered and Missing Indigenous People and Families)
- Tenants Union of Washington
- Transit Riders Union
- Rev. Angela Ying, Bethany United Church of Christ, Beacon Hill (endorsing in personal capacity)
- The Washington Bus
- Hate Free Delridge
- Book Workers Union
- Sustainable West Seattle
- The Lumber Yard Bar
- The Community Acupuncture Project of West Seattle
Tens of thousands of people protested for months, urging Mayor Durkan and the City Council to defund the Seattle Police Department by 50% and reinvest those funds in community-led health and safety services. As a result, 7 out of 9 council members pledged to defund the SPD by 50%. However, the council cut the 2020 SPD budget by only 3%.
As the City Council negotiates the new 2021 budget, the community must demand that the Council fulfills its promise to defund SPD by 50%. Join us for an online town hall meeting with District 2 City Councilmember Tammy Morales. Come sign up to speak, or just come watch, and invite family and friends!