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Beacon Demonstration: Defund the Police
June 8, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us on Monday, June 8th from 4-6 pm for a demonstration calling for the Beacon City Council to DEFUND THE POLICE! Right now, our city spends about 25% of its ENTIRE budget on the police. That is money that could go to vital programs our city needs.
What this moment has shown is that, at a time of mass inequality, a health pandemic, and crumbling infrastructure, police departments across the country are radically overfunded. They have been allowed to accrue massive amounts of power over our representatives and over our communities. We must meet this moment and make clear what our priorities are: PEOPLE, NOT POWER.
Bring signs like “Defund the Police!”, “Defund & Reinvest!”, “A Budget is a Moral Document”…ETC. The focus is specifically on defunding, divestment, and reinvesting in our community.