Call City Council: Demand Mobile Crisis Separate From Police
We’re making headway in our struggle for #CareNotCops, but we need you to raise your voices with us.
We must take responsibilities away from armed law enforcement and put them into the hands of caring professionals. We should be able to call 911 and get a mental health professional to care for our loved ones in crisis without bringing a police officer to the scene who might agitate them or worse harm them. However, right now the city is prioritizing a ‘co-responder’ model that will send an armed cop along with a mental health professional to people experiencing a mental health emergency. We want to cancel the co-responder program and fully fund mobile crisis teams instead.
At recent hearings, some city council people have questioned this ‘co-responder’ plan and pointed out that mobile crisis teams could be dispatched separately from police through 911. One council member has even scheduled a hearing on the issue. Momentum to cancel the co-responder program is growing and we need all of city council to hear from you!
This Thursday call city council and ask them to cancel the co-responder program and instead fully fund mobile crisis teams that will be dispatched separately from the police.
Look up a list of all your elected officials by your address here.
We’ve also provided this handy list below!
District Council Members (Represent People In Certain Areas)
City Council Members At-Large (Represent People Throughout The City)
We deserve TREATMENT NOT TRAUMA. This Thursday speak up so we can win all of our communities what they need!