Chicago, IL.- National Police Support Fund staff and volunteers contacted more than 27,000 voters in the Illinois communities of Aurora, Evanston, Oak Park, and Orland Park to encourage them to vote in municipal elections on April 6. The grassroots organization urged citizens to exercise their Constitutional rights and get to the polls on Election Day, with special focus on raising awareness on the ballot measures directly affecting law enforcement.
“During our voter activation campaign, we really encouraged voters to think about how vital a piece their local police departments are in their communities, and vote with safety and security in mind,” Executive Director Simon Lewis said in a statement.
National Police Support Fund is committed to aligning the interests and needs of police officers with the public’s issues and concerns within the political process. The organization opened a new field office for the Police Issues Action Center of Illinois in Rosemont, Illinois earlier this month. The organization has been engaged with digital organizing and on the ground efforts in the Chicago area for over a year, and plans on continuing their focus on the city and its surrounding communities.
A significant success of the April 6th municipal elections is the apparent defeat of a ballot measure in Oak Park that would have defunded their local police department. The results of a controversial referendum appear to show a strong majority of Oak Park voters rejected the idea of defunding the village’s police department, according to unofficial election results posted Tuesday night. Results will not be official until April 27.
National Police Support Fund is a national political organization organized under Section 527 of the IRS Tax Code. Contributions made to National Police Support Fund are not tax-deductible. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.
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