TAKE ACTION TO PASS THE HOW MANY STOPS ACT!
The How Many Stops Act will bring critical and urgent transparency to the NYPD’s daily activities in New York City communities. It consists of two common sense, good government bills that will require a comprehensive accounting of all NYPD street stops, investigative encounters, and consent searches - including for the purposes of DNA collection - and ensure that the hard won Right to Know Act is protected. The data collected via these two bills is crucial for completing the picture of what policing really looks like in our City.
In June 2023, the federal monitor for the NYPD released a report detailing a troubling rise in unconstitutional and racial disparate stops by NYPD officers, further demonstrating that passing the How Many Stops Act is more urgent than ever! We need you to help get both bills of the How Many Stops Act passed! Use the resources below to tell your City Council Member to pass the How Many Stops Act. Ensuring greater NYPD transparency and accountability is fundamental to building a safer city for all New Yorkers.
1) Find your councilmember by entering your address here.
2) Call their district office number and leave a message with the person who answers using the script below.
My name is ________ and I’m a constituent calling with a message for [insert name of councilmember]. We must have transparency of how NYPD officers are operating in our communities, so I am calling to ask that they help ensure the How Many Stops Act is passed at the September 14th stated meeting.
The How Many Stops Act is two common sense, good government bills. Intro. 586 (sponsored by Public Advocate Jumaane Williams & Councilmember Alexa Aviles) will require the NYPD to report on all NYPD street stops and demographics of those being stopped. Intro. 538 (sponsored by Councilmember Crystal Hudson) will require the NYPD to fully report on their use of consent searches. These bills will bring urgently needed transparency to the NYPD’s daily activities in our communities as a necessary step toward true public safety.
I’m asking that councilmember [insert name of councilmember] support, co-sponsor and vote to pass the How Many Stops Act this summer!
The NYPD is making more unconstitutional, discriminatory stops under Mayor Adams, according to the federal monitor. In this context, passing the #HowManyStopsAct is more urgent than ever. Call your councilmember and tell them to pass Intros 586 and 538 immediately! [Attach social media image]
The #HowManyStopsAct will make data on police encounters public - a powerful way to expose abusive and discriminatory practices. Help hold the NYPD accountable. Share this post and tell your City Council member to pass the How Many Stops Act! Let’s create a safer and more just NYC. [Attach social media image]
The #HowManyStopsAct is crucial for completing the picture of how the NYPD operates in our communities. Tell @NYCSpeakerAdams and @NYCCouncil to immediately pass the #HowManyStopsAct as a fundamental step to building a safer city for all New Yorkers. Take Action Today: bit.ly/3K52gmn [Attach social media image]
The #HowManyStopsAct will shine a light on what policing really looks like in our city and is a crucial step toward real NYPD accountability and community safety. Tell @NYCSpeakerAdams and @NYCCouncil to pass the #HowManyStopsAct immediately! bit.ly/3K52gmn [Attach social media image]
There is no valid reason to do anything other that pass the #HowManyStopsAct immediately! In the age of smartphones, full reporting on NYPD street stops and consent searches is simple and quick for officers. Tell your councilmember to pass the How Many Stops Act immediately! [Attach social media image]
Take Action to demand NYPD transparency. The #HowManyStopsAct will require full reporting of all NYPD stops and consent searches. Let’s help create a future where no one is unfairly targeted by the NYPD. Contact your city councilmember and urge them to pass the #HowManyStopsAct! [Attach social media image]
With discriminatory and unconstitutional police stops on the rise AND the NYPD receiving the largest budget in history, NYPD transparency is more important than ever! TAKE ACTION! Call your Council Member and tell them to pass the #HowManyStopsAct! https://council.nyc.gov/districts [Attach social media image]