Far too often, police terrorize rather than serve, harm rather than protect -- if we truly want a safe community, we need to drastically reduce the number of police while building up institutions that truly serve and protect us. Unfortunately, many corporations, nonprofits, and individuals regularly give charitable donations to the Seattle Police Foundation, the SPD's nonprofit organization. DivestSPD's mission is to pressure these organizations and individuals to redirect this money away from the police and towards community health and safety, especially for black and indigenous communities that have historically been most harmed by police.
DivestSPD is a project of Seattle Democratic Socialists of America, though you certainly don't need to be a socialist to be involved; there's a broad range of people working in concert with us to achieve our goals of a safer, more equitable Seattle. We are excited for you to join us!