Students for a Democratic Society at University of Wisconsin
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Students for a Democratic Society rally for CPAC, defund campus police

 

[Milwaukee, WI] – Students for a Democratic Society at UW-Milwaukee is hosting a rally on Friday, April 9, at 5:00 PM on campus at Spaights Plaza. The rally is to call for a Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC) in Milwaukee, and renew our call to defund the campus police and redistribute those funds to programs that actually support students.

As members of the CPAC coalition coordinated by the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, we know that CPAC is the program we need to guarantee people have true control over the police. The FPC is undemocratic and does not answer to the people! To defund the police and end police crimes, we need CPAC now! CPAC is good for students because we live in Milwaukee and are often under the jurisdiction of MPD. We also do not want to defund the campus police only to face heightened MPD presence without any true accountability. We need CPAC now!

We are also renewing our demands to defund UWM PD and redistribute their funds to programs that actually support students. Chancellor Mone has given flawed reasoning for why they should not and can not defund the campus police, even though they have a $3 million budget (according to the UW Redbook) while services like mental health, Multicultural student offices, mental health, and ethnic students programs face budget cuts! For example, $3 million would be enough to hire 4 new faculty across 15 departments. The solution is simple. We need to defund UWM PD and redistribute their funds to programs that actually support students!

Wear a mask and social distance as possible. Stay updated and find more event information on Facebook: https://fb.me/e/GnvimXcU . Contact us at sdsuwmilwaukee@gmail.com for any additional questions.

Students for a Democratic Society is a national, multi-issue progressive organization of student activists who fight for change on campus. The goal is to build a student movement that mobilizes students against crimes against the people committed here at home and on other peoples abroad. SDS at UW-Milwaukee is currently fighting to defund the campus police and redistribute those funds to programs and services that actually support students.

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