NYC Budget Justice

Cut NYPD FY22 Budget & Invest in non-police safety solutions

In 2020, Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) led a historic #NYCBudgetJustice coalition of over 200 local and national organizations that demanded a $1B cut of the NYPD's expense budget in FY21 and the reallocation of those monies to core service programs and infrastructure for Black, Latinx and other communities of color. Following a year of historic protests, it’s critical that we keep the pressure up and hold our elected officials accountable, especially after last year’s budget tricks and funny math. 

Last year, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Speaker Corey Johnson promised to reduce the NYPD's budget by $1B, but that was a one-billion-dollar lie. Communities need Mayor de Blasio and City Council make good on their promise to significantly decrease the NYPD’s bloated expense budget and redirect resources to Black, Latinx and other communities of color, not prioritize the NYPD. 

New Yorkers demand a budget that invests in non-police health & safety solutions --- not more failed policing strategies. We are calling on the Mayor and City Council to:

  • Uphold last year’s promises to cut at least $1B from NYPD’s expense budget and redirect those monies to non-police health and safety solutions in the New York City budget for Fiscal Year 2022 – in order to pass a budget that sets NYC up to have a just transition out of the pandemic.
  • Require NYPD transparency in the budget.
  • Make public when the budget vote will happen.

Tell your City Council Member that we need transformative change, significant investments in communities and to #DefundNYPD! 

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Statement: #NYCBudgetJustice Campaign Slams City Council Vote That Prioritizes NYPD Over Community Investment

Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) and the #NYCBudgetJustice campaign of more than 200 national and local organizations, called on the City Council to vote against a FY22 budget that increases money to the NYPD instead of redirecting money to non-police safety solutions.

New Yorkers, Elected Officials, Rally To Demand City Council Vote No On City Budget That Increases NYPD Funding

The #NYCBudgetJustice coalition, with families of New Yorkers killed by police, Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) members and partners, and elected officials held a rally and press conference to call on City Council members to vote against the FY22 budget that increases the NYPD’s bloated $6 billion expense budget, as compared to the FY21 budget adopted last June.

New Policy Report, “Path To A Safe, Healthy And Just Recovery: Cut NYPD’s Budget & Invest In Communities” Provides Budget Demands To Create A Thriving NYC

Today, Communities United for Police Reform (CPR), the lead organization of the historic #NYCBudgetJustice campaign, released a policy report, Path to a Safe, Healthy, and Just Recovery: Cut NYPD’s Budget & Invest in Communities, calling for a reduction in the NYPD’s budget, scope, and size, and reallocation of funds to non-police health and safety strategies in New York City’s FY22 budget. Last year, Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Corey Johnson pedaled a $1 billion lie—that the NYPD’s budget would be cut by $1 billion in FY21—but that never happened, and CPR’s report details the extent of these fake cuts, as well as communities’ demands for the FY22 budget.

Organizers Unveil Murals Redefining Safety and Investing in Communities

Communities United for Police Reform, Color of Change, and Medicine Walls unveiled a series of five 8-foot by 20-foot murals that envision highlighting community demands to defund the NYPD and invest in Black, Latinx, and communities of color that have been historically defunded.

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