Budget For Black Lives

Our partners at SOUL are leading the effort to cut Cook County Sheriff’s budget by $157 million and redirect this money to public services in Black and Brown communities to public services that keep us safe instead of racist systems of policing, jails, and prisons. It's time to decrease the Cook County Jail budget to account for the 50% reduction in the number of people locked up over the past 7 years.

This could provide significant increases in funding for critical public services in Black and Brown communities that will expand community health, safety, and sustainability; and offset proposed cuts to the Public Defender’s Office and the Cook County Health system that are unacceptable, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more here!

If you want to get involved, send emails here or contact Tanya Watkins [email protected].