Hey allies and supporters! This week an inflammatory column in the San Francisco Chronicle called for Oakland to put youth under a curfew this summer.
Please join STIC and sign this letter to City Council, urging them to immediately seek new activities and opportunities for youth this summer, not curfews. We know that criminalizing youth will never make our neighborhoods or our youth safer. We know that justifying police surveillance of teens and young people never leads to increased opportunities.
Remember last fall? City Council members proposed a youth curfew, and we mobilized hundreds of people and defeated that measure, along with a proposed anti-loitering law and new injunctions. We need to stand by this action and remind City Council that we are watching!
Send the letter to all of your allies and ask them to endorse it too. We will deliver it to City Council and send it to the Chronicle next week. Imagine how powerful the list will be if we all put our voices together!