INVEST: Spend your money at Black-owned businesses in Columbus. Support economic empowerment in the Black community. Find and buy from black businesses. For example, there are 30+ Black food establishments in Columbus.
DIVEST: Withdraw your money from ‘Big Banks’ in Columbus that invest in the private prison (mass incarceration) industry. Instead, join the #BankBlack movement. Open an account with a Black bank like OneUnited Bank or a credit union.
Community Demands For Mayor Ginther & City Council
FIRE Chief Jacobs
#FireChiefJacobs for incompetence which includes the deletion of 100,000 dash cam/cruiser videos & the protection of rogue officers.
BAN the ‘Jump Out Boys’
End the ‘Community Safety Initiative’ formerly known as the ‘Summer Safety Initiative’. The community calls the CPD undercover police the “Jump Out Boys”
FIRE Officers Bare
#FireOfficerBare for the killing of Henry Green.
FIRE Officer Mason
#FireOfficerMason for the killing of Tyre King.
Fire all the officers involved in the beating of Timothy Davis and killings of Jaron Thomas and Kareem Ali Nadir Jones.
CALL for Independent Investigation
Publicly call for an independent investigation in the case of Jaron Thomas and future incidents of police violence.
REVISE Contract w/ the F.O.P.
Negotiate changes to the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City and the FOP (Fraternal Order of Police).
HIRE Black Officers
Hire Black officers who live in the communities they police. Since the City of Columbus is 30% Black, the CPD should be at least 30% Black. The CPD is only 6% Black.