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On Friday Sept 9, we took a powerful stance against Urban Shield and police militarization. We believe that we can defund and end Alameda County’s participation in Urban Shield, but we need your support to win this fight. Please continue the strug­gle to Stop Urban Shield by taking three simple steps:

  1. Tell the Alameda County Board of Supervisors NO MORE URBAN SHIELD. The Alameda County Board of Supervisors has the power to Stop Urban Shield! Call Board of Supervisors Pres­ident, Scott Haggerty’s office at 510.272.6691 to demand that the Board of Supervisors de-fund this destructive program!

SAMPLE LANGUAGE: Hello, I’m calling to urge President Haggerty to demand that no funding for Urban Shield be included in any funding proposals for Fiscal Year 2017. I have learned that propos­als to the Bay Area Urban Areas Security Initiative will be due on October 14. Alameda County has an opportunity to seek funding for emergency response resources that prioritize health and well being and not militarized policing. Defund Urban Shield now!

  1. HELP US MAKE A PLAN TO WIN. Today’s action is the beginning of an organizing push that can end Urban Shield in Alameda County once and for all. Bring your people to get involved in the next steps to defund and end Urban Shield:

COMMUNITY MEETING TO END URBAN SHIELD

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 7PM

West Oakland Youth Center

3233 Market St, Oakland, CA 94608

  1. STAY CONNECTED.

Sign up for our email list at stopurbanshieldnow@gmail.org, and visit stopurbanshield.org to stay involved.

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