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1/ BREAKING: Sean Goode (@WhyICHOOSE180) resigns from @MayorJenny's "task force" before it starts:

"The role...was not to bake the cake [or] identify the ingredients the community would like to be included but to merely put the icing on so it would be palatable to my people."
2/ "FIRST, any investment that does not align with a corresponding divestment in policing does not actually create the change we need.

Imagine Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center funding both cancer research and the spread of the disease. Sounds ridiculous, right?" #Right
3/ "Yet @MayorJenny plans to spend $100 million to resource BIPOC communities while continuing to spend several times as much on [policing systems] the very thing that perpetuates inequity throughout BIPOC communities."

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1/ @CMLGonzalez pledging to divest from police & invest in community

“I think it’s important for me as an elected official, as an elected official who is a non-Black Mexican American in this country, to say that I take personal responsibility for every vote that I have taken...”
2/ “ that I have taken that has contributed to the expansion of law enforcement and those legal systems at the expense of community based investments.

And I owe it to all of you to say that I am sorry for those votes.”
3/ “I now have an opportunity, and so do my colleagues, to reverse and correct those past votes. Those past choices. Because we know that the current public safety model does not produce safety for Black, Indigenous and Brown people.”
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"@KCEquityNow & @DecrimSeattle unified under the same mission: to improve conditions on the ground for marginalized communities."

Read the story by @M_Hellman for the @seattletimes:…
The massive coalitions that consist of "Black, Indigenous and people of color led organizations" and "individuals ranging from data analysts to community builders and lawyers...developed a plan backed collectively by decades of research & community building.”
"@KCEquityNow’s platform centered around community ownership of land, along with acquiring funding to address the root of inequities."

"@DecrimSeattle consists of groups that had spent several years working on campaigns aimed at abolishing the incarceration system and policing."
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