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To: Chicago City Council

Pass the Peace Book ordinance now!

Pass the Peace Book ordinance now!

Vote to save Black and Brown children's lives in Chicago. Alder-people in Chicago can pass the Peace Book ordinance that will contribute heavily to ending gun violence. Since the beginning of January 2020, 200 children have been shot. GoodKids MadCity has put together a restorative justice centered violence prevention ordinance that will reduce the intracommunal killing happening in our neighborhoods.

Why is this important?

At the end of September 2020 in Chicago 3,210 people have been shot and 551 have lost their lives to gun violence and we don't want to lose one more person but especially our children. Please use your voice to let city council that they need to prioritize saving lives and investing in healing. We can't wait for another 3 years before substantive change happens. The time to act is now and we have to pass the Peace Book ordinance.

The Peace Book is the opposite of the Gang Book. The Peace Book is a regularly-published book (as well as a website and an app) that provides a resource directory identifying wraparound services and job opportunities with the purpose of reducing youth incarceration. The Peace Book suggests diversion programs and ways to further implement restorative justice practices inside schools, courts, and juvenile detention centers. It documents the inequality that contributes to intergenerational poverty and trauma and proposes solutions. It describes models and instructions regarding how to curate neighborhood-based peace treaties. It identifies Peace Keepers in each ward who have the experience and relationships required to conduct peace negotiation and violence interruption. And it proposes remedies to gun violence, including but not limited to free drug treatment centers, trauma centers, trauma-informed schools, mental health care clinics, standby psychiatrists or therapists, restorative justice, community centers, transformative justice, fair housing, food justice and economic justice.


Reasons for signing

  • Our vision of safety should center care, healing, and community. Policing and incarceration only perpetuate violence and inequality further. It’s time for a change.
  • I don't believe that the Gang book has helped to make communities safer; this seems like a more thoughtful and intersectional response to violence.
  • I believe in peace, safety and security for all. I am supporting the Peace Book as a more integrated approach to making chicago communities for black and brown kids safer with the understanding that success impacts all of us. Chicago statistics significantly affect national averages for crime and gun violence. This approach promises to make the difference.

Updates

2020-10-02 16:27:16 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2020-10-02 13:33:38 -0400

500 signatures reached

2020-10-01 14:05:02 -0400

100 signatures reached

2020-10-01 12:23:52 -0400

50 signatures reached

2020-10-01 12:00:49 -0400

25 signatures reached

2020-10-01 11:50:23 -0400

10 signatures reached