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! 

Featured News

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CPR Blasts Part 2 of Mayor de Blasio’s Illegitimate and Dangerous Police Reform Plan, Calling it the “Expand NYPD Funding & Power Plan”

Mayor de Blasio released the second part of his proposed police ‘reform and reinvention’ plan, in response to Governor Cuomo’s executive order 203 mandating municipalities to submit plans to New York State by April 1st. Just like the first part of the Mayor’s plan, part two proposes more cosmetic reforms that will do nothing to reduce police violence or increase safety.

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