Building People Power
– More than 30 organizations came through to support the coalition by voicing opposition to the injunctions, many of which had not yet publicly denounced the injunctions before.
– Nearly 160 people shared their opposition to the injunctions and what they want for our city in clear, passionate, and politically sharp ways.
– About 300 people came out to show their opposition and packed City Hall, the majority of whom stayed passed midnight–long after most of pro-injunction supporters left.
-Youth continue to show a tremendous amount of leadership in this fight and have regularly played a pivotal role in speaking out to City Council.
-We prevented the agenda item from being pushed to the end of the meeting.
-We got through to Nadel and Brooks, who used the Stop the Injunctions Coalition’s evidence and arguments in discussing the issue with the rest of the Council.
-While the City Council can vote to pay for injunctions, they don’t have the power to impose injunctions or make them permanent. There is still no permanent injunction in place in this city.
Stop the Injunctions Coalition and all of the support hundreds of people have given in the past 18 months has clearly made an impact and put the Council on the defensive.Together we are building a dynamic movement against the gang injunctions and the violence of policing that will carry us through the next stages of this fight and beyond.