Tell LA City Council to Reject TVTP & PATHE! No More Money for LAPD Surveillance

In the coming weeks, the Los Angeles City Council and Public Safety Committee could push forward a harmful program that targets and surveils Muslim, Black, Brown, Immigrant and Indigenous communities. The federal government's Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP) program- a new iteration of the “Countering Violent Extremism” program- operates under the guise of "community-led" efforts to prevent violent extremism, but is in actuality a surveillance program that outsources policing to community leaders, social workers, educators, faith leaders, and public health providers to assist the government in surveilling our communities and stifling political organizing.

That is why we continue to reject and organize against TVTP in all its iterations. Join the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition in partnership with organizations such as, Black Lives Matter LA, Students Deserve, the Youth Justice Coalition, the Palestinian Youth Movement, Vigilant Love, and LA’s teacher’s union, the United Teachers of Los Angeles, in urging the Los Angeles City Council to reject the Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention Grant for $250,000 from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

This Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP) grant is nothing more than a grant for surveillance and criminalization, and is a rebrand of Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), a surveillance program that the communities of Los Angeles rejected in 2018.

LAPD plans to use this grant to expand exactly this type of surveillance through a program called Providing Alternatives to Hinder Extremism (PATHE) which it instituted during LA’s CVE pilot program. They now want to use this grant money to build a 500-person team of spies and informants, including teachers, school therapists and counselors, and clergy, to monitor youth for “extremism” using “risk assessments” and report on them to the LAPD.

Join the fight, send an email to the LA City Council demanding they reject this grant for more LAPD surveillance.
Letter Campaign by
Matyos Kidane
Los Angeles, California