Let us Breathe. Let us vote.

It’s our moral responsibility to act together.

No matter the color of our skin or where we come from, all of us deserve to live in a community where we feel safe and where our lives are valued. We deserve to live happy, stable lives in places where communities of color, particularly Black community members, are not targeted, harassed, brutalized, and murdered by our public servants.

Across Minnesota, we are united in our resolve to #DefendBlackLives.

In Minneapolis, we have a civic duty and moral responsibility to act together.

Through our local democracy, we have the power to defend Black lives and make decisions for the common good.

The role of our elected officials is to carry out the will of the people.

We demand the chance to vote on a 2020 ballot measure to amend to the City Charter to establish a department of community safety and violence prevention. Take action right now.

Learn more about why we need to change the Minneapolis City Charter.

URGENT: Tell Mayor Frey to let us vote to #ChangetheCharter

If you live in Minneapolis:

The City Charter belongs to everyone who lives in Minneapolis. We have the moral responsibility to exercise our democratic power and meet the gravity of this moment.

The Charter Commission has to meetings coming up to hear testimony about putting a ballot measure in front of Minneapolis votes this fall: July 15 at 5:00 p.m. and July 21 at 6:00 p.m.

Contact Mayor Frey TODAY. Tell him to let us vote on a City Charter amendment to establish a department of community safety and violence prevention in 2020.

If you don’t live in Minneapolis:

  1. Add your name to this petition of support. Sign and share this petition from Black Visions, Reclaim the Block, and Color of Change.
  2. SHARE THIS FORM with your friends and neighbors in Minneapolis.
  3. Sign our petition below calling on the Mayor to support the move to #ChangetheCharter:

Together, we have the power to create a better future, and it starts by voting to #ChangetheCharter.