Board of Supervisors can say NO to funding Urban Shield and say YES to community solutions!
On September 9, 2016, we successfully mobilized hundreds to disrupt the Urban Shield weapons expo in Pleasanton. Although that was a great show of people power and proof of what we are capable of even in the face of militarized police, the fight is not over till we end funding for Urban Shield! And together, we have the power to do it.
So now we urge you to continue the fight for the long haul to bring an end to attempts further militarization of police used to repress our communities.
Oct 11th is the last Alameda County Board of Supervisors meeting before funding proposals to the Urban Areas Security Initiative that could include resources for Urban Shield 2017. We need YOU to help us show that the community will not stand for further police militarization. The Alameda County Board of Supervisors can take decisive action to Defund Urban Shield now! Help us demand that NO FUNDING for Urban Shield be included in any funding proposal for Fiscal Year 2017!
Join us for Press Conference and to pack the Board Meeting
Tuesday, October 11th
10am-11am Press Conference
11am-4pm Pack the Board Meeting
1221 Oak St, Oakland
We want to show our power and presence at the beginning of the meeting and encourage people to show up at any point and to stay as long as they can. Coalition members will be there until the very end with signage and ready to speak about the Coalition’s report on the impact and the alternatives to Urban Shield Urban Shield: Abandoning Hope not Building Hope .
We will also be delivering letters from different groups and organizations including but not limited to educators and health care workers http://stopurbanshield.org/health-workers-join-the-growing-call-to-stop-urban-shield/ who know that Urban Shield is destructive, divisive, and not a sustainable response to emergency. We encourage other organizations to write a letter standing against Urban Shield and to send letters to Alameda County Board of Supervisors.
Please email your letter as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org and CC:
Supervisor Haggerty // email@example.com (510) 272-6691
Supervisor Valle // firstname.lastname@example.org (510) 272-6692
Supervisor Chan // email@example.com (510)272-6693
Supervisor Miley // firstname.lastname@example.org (510)272-6694
Supervisor Carson // email@example.com (510)272-6695
We hope to see you Oct 11th at 10am in Oakland!
Sign up for our email list at firstname.lastname@example.org, and visit stopurbanshield.org to stay involved.