Why Take Action?

Do you think police forces should target political activists? Neither do we! We find these practices deeply destructive of our democracy and un-American.

Please help us stop these practices in New York City. Your police force might model its treatment of activists on these very same NYPD practices! Stopping NYPD spying and other un-Constitutional practices targeting political activist will set the stage for reclaiming civil liberties nationwide.

How?

Tell the government! They’re supposed to work for you!

If you live in New York City, call your City Council representative by clicking here and write Mayor de Blasio by clicking here.

If you don’t live in New York City, you have an interest in transforming the NYPD into a law-abiding police force.  Please contact Mayor de Blasio by clicking here and write to City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito at mviverito(at)council(dot)nyc(dot) or give her a call. Use the sample letter below to make clear that you want them (and the new Inspector General of Police) to take the Complaint filed by political activists in New York City and its recommendations seriously.

Sample Letter

Here’s a sample letter people can use to take action (modify to improve or personalize):

Greetings Mayor de Blasio:

I would like you to take concrete steps to stop police operations targeting political activists. Your IG has a mandate to protect civil liberties. He and the City Council and Mayor should take the recommendations outlined in the complaint filed yesterday by Friends of Brad Will to serve that mandate, protect civil liberties of New Yorkers, and stop wasting precious taxpayer dollars on ridiculous unlawful and harmful police operations.

I look forward to hearing you speak out in support of the recommendations in that complaint and to hearing back from you in writing about the concrete steps your Administration is taking to end intrusive police operations targeting activists once and for all.

Thank you.

Your Name Here

Tell any political organization you are a part of too!

We believe that, regardless of where you live or what you believe, if you are a political activist – on the Right, Left, or Center, pro-choice, pro-life, pro-civil liberties, fiscal conservative, socialist, NRA or gun-control, libertarian, Democrat, Republican, Green or anarchist – your supportive action is critical.

You can help by contacting activist organizations you know of and telling them you want them to send letters of support to us and letters urging the Mayor to take this complaint and its recommendations seriously.