Pivot, alongside over 20 community-based organizations including PAN, is calling on the City of Vancouver to implement its commitment to decriminalizing poverty and build community-led safety initiatives.
This relates to the decriminalizing poverty motion passed last year, and the long term goal of divesting from police and investing in our communities. The funds to support this work are available if Council defunds the VPD in its 2022 budget. Along with transparent data and budgets, we are advocating for the City to design permanent funding for non-police interventions as part of the path to defunding the police.
There are two tools available:
- Individuals can use this email tool to email relevant local govt officials – Add your voice here
- Organizations can endorse the letter – Support as an organization
Contact Meenakshi Mannoe meenakshi [at] pivotlegal.org with questions/feedback, or to learn about how to continue supporting this work.