City Council’s $303 million message to New Yorkers: We just don’t care

Despite the growing movement to defund the police and invest in social services, City Council members have chosen to continue defunding health, education, sanitation, and small business services in the middle of a pandemic and economic crisis. Here’s what you need to know — and how to join the fight for budget justice.

Image depicts hundreds of protesters gathered on October 17, 2020 to support the demand to defund the NYPD, tax the rich, and stop mass layoffs. The most prominent banners held by protesters in this image read “Defund, Disarm & Disband the Police,” “Protect Black Women,” “Disarm Defund Abolish | #DefundNYPD |,” and “Crown Heights Service Industry Workers for Black Lives.”
Photo by Karla Coté

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Racial Justice Working Group is part of the NYC chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America. Follow us as we #DefundNYPD and refund the people.