People’s Budget NYC: Defund the NYPD & Invest in Our Communities

Image is an illustration of a city with two skyscrapers, a hospital, a brownstone, and a smaller house nestled on top of mounds of dirt. The mounds of dirt have grass and roses growing out of it, as well as fallen coins. The bottom right corner has a broken police badge that says NYPD. The bottom left corner has a broken robot police dog in the dirt. Above the city there are two upside down broken piggy banks wearing police hats with coins, bills of money, and other objects like apples, carrot,

Why we need a People’s Budget

What’s in People’s Budget NYC

This is an achievable vision for New York City

A map of New York City’s city council districts, with each district numbered. Text overlayed on the map says “Distribution of candidates with platform or statements supporting “Defund-style” policies i.e., budget justice, “reallocation”, divest/invest, etc. Districts are colored white or various shades of blue depending on number of candidates that in that district have Defund-style policies. Most of Manhattan, North/Central Brooklyn, and Western/Central Queens are shaded blue.
A map of New York City’s city council districts, with each district numbered. Text overlayed on the map says “Distribution of signatures for the NYC public safety pledge as of 5/31/2021”. Districts are colored white or various shades of red depending on number of candidates that in that district who signed pledge. All five boroughs have colored in districts, with Upper Manhattan ,North/Central Brooklyn and Western Queens having more coverage.

What’s next

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.