Anti-police sentiment in Illinois is at an all-time high. After nearly a year of digital organizing, National Police Support Fund is hitting the ground with a new office to confront anti-police elected officials head-on and connect with grassroots organizers throughout the state.
Governor J.B. Pritzker recently signed a police reform bill that will end cash bail, mandate the use of body cameras, and open police up to anonymous complaints. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and District Attorney Kim Foxx have made it clear that their priority is to let violent criminals roam the streets rather than support the hardworking men and women who dedicate their lives to keeping the city’s residents safe.
It’s time for everyone who supports police to stand up and fight for the respect they deserve. To help advance this effort, National Police Support Fund is excited to announce the opening of our new Police Issues Action Center in Rosemont, Illinois, just outside Chicago.
The Police Issues Action Center builds on the petition to restore respect for police that’s received hundreds of thousands of signatures so far. As the police reform bill and other actions show, the call to respect police is not reaching elected officials in a meaningful way, so we’re hitting the ground to ramp up our grassroots support for police.
Visit policeissuesactioncenter.com for more information on the center as it gets up and running and call (847) 993-3192 to find out how you can get involved now.