It's ACTION FRIDAY - Collective Phonebanking time!!!

We're still focusing on calling the Mayor today, but we're demanding that her administration withdraw their despicable opposition to releasing vulnerable detainees in #CookCountyJail, the number one COVID hotspot in the U.S.
Background on the amicus brief that the Lightfoot administration has filed which opposes release of vulnerable people in Cook County Jail…

from our friends at @ChiBondFund
This is a letter signed yesterday (4/9/20) from Chicago Alderman demanding the Mayor to withdraw this brief, and move to protect our people in Cook County Jail. ImageImage
Here's the Mayor's number to call: (312) 744-3300

Here's a script you can use, courtesy of @ChiBondFund

GET TO IT! They are feeling the pressure so lets keep it coming. Image
Also ALL DAY (and also anytime) sign and share our petition to Governor Pritzker to pardon Gerald Reed. #FreeGeraldReed #FreeGeraldReedNow

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Sep 24, 2020
THREAD: Gerald Reed has been incarcerated for 29 years after being tortured into confessing to a crime he did not commit. His incarceration exposes the illegitimacy of the prison system. W/ the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, now is the time to #FreeGeraldReed and #FreeThemAll
Gerald was kidnapped by CPD on October 3rd, 1990. Detectives Michael Kill and Victor Breska, members of Jon Burge’s notorious “midnight crew”, proceeded to torture Gerald until he confessed to a double homicide.
During the “interrogation” the detectives broke a metal rod that had been placed in Gerald’s leg to repair his thigh bone from a gunshot wound. This injury has still not been adequately treated and Gerald cannot walk because of it.
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Sep 22, 2020

Gerald Reed has been incarcerated for almost 30 Years for a crime he did not commit! This is injustice in it's truest form. Gerald's life is in danger.

It is our duty to fight to #FreeGeraldReed

Every call counts.
CFIST continues to demand @GovPritzker immediately pardon Gerald Reed & ALL those tortured and wrongfully convicted. When we say #FreeGeraldReed, we also mean #FreeThemAll! We will continue to fight until Gerald & all those tortured are free!
Get involved:
Sign the CFIST petition pressure @GovPritzker to pardon all torture survivors! The Governor is the ONLY person who has the power to free torture survivors with the STROKE OF A PEN.
Read 4 tweets
Jul 29, 2020
What is #CPACNow?
How will it enable us to #DefundThePolice?
What else will CPAC empower us to do?
A thread on how exactly CPAC will overturn the power dynamic between police and our communities. Image
The #CPACNow ordinance was first written in 2012 after the police murder of Rekia Boyd. It would establish community control of the police, a goal first fought for by the Black Panther Party, by putting elected community members in charge of decisions around policing. Image
The word "community" is important here. The communities who need to be empowered are the ones most harmed by police violence, so #CPACNow council members will need at least 2 years of experience organizing in oppressed and marginalized communities. Image
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Jul 28, 2020
❗️Action Calendar❗️

Join the phone zap this week and next week.

We are keeping the pressure and demanding #CPACnow until we have community control of the police and the community can control how we #DefundThePolice. Join us. Image
Sign up for the phone zap to pressure your alderperson…
Even if you don't live in a ward with a alderperson who sits on the Public Safety Committee of City Council you can still pressure your alderperson.

Don't know your ward/alderperson? Check it here:…
Read 4 tweets
Jun 16, 2020
Tomorrow at 9:30 we're demanding #CPACNow outside of City Hall. You can help from wherever you are using our at home toolkit: and taking part in our social media blast starting at 8am.
Let's get #GoodMorningLori trending again! Image
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May 30, 2020
White supremacy kills Black people in the streets, in their homes, at work, and in prisons. Lynchings by police and vigilantes must stop. Death by infection due to incarceration must stop. On this #DayOfProtest we are fighting to stop them.
#FreeThemAll Image
This #DayOfProtest is for Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Sean Reed, and everyone whose life was stolen by racist murderers. We demand justice for the families and community control of the police.
#StopPoliceCrimes Image
This #DayOfProtest is for Gerald Reed, Clayborn Smith, Tamon Russell, and countless others who were kidnapped by police and tortured over many years of incarceration. We demand freedom and reparations for all torture survivors and the wrongfully convicted.
#FreeThemAll Image
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