AWARD YEAR
2021
CATEGORY
Community
GOALS
Reduced Inequality, Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions
KEYWORDS
politics, injustice, black lives matter, Police work, community
COUNTRY
United States of America
DESIGNED BY
Reinvest in us
WEBSITE
https://reinvestin.us
Reinvest in us
Learn when and how to give comment on police budgets
Local elected officials make big decisions on how to invest our dollars back into our communities. The budget, often the most important vote any elected official makes, whether they sit on our local school board, city council or US Congress, is a reflection of our priorities and values. The current national moment, complete with calls from across the US to reimagine policing and fight for racial justice, demands that we speak up and influence that process...but it is incredibly difficult for normal people to do that, when the relevant budget decisions are made at under-attended, hard to locate, awkwardly timed meetings, full of obscure language and barriers to public comment. We crafted this website to make the process easier. Our hope is that you - whether you are an organizer, activist, or just an engaged resident - can use this tool to help your community attend and comment at crucial elected body meetings. In our experience, direct participation, rather than letters or petiti