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Democratic Primary for Rochester City Council - at Large seats

Monday, May 17, 6:30 pm on Zoom

Cosponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Rochester Metro Area and the Rochester Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. 

Registration required at http://bit.ly/CCatlargeForum

Police Accountability in Rochester: Making it Real

Presentation by
Shani Wilson and Conor Reynolds

May 12, 7:00pm-8:30pm via Zoom

See the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlCw-2FvzOE

Police accountability is in the news bigtime. In Rochester, a broad coalition worked diligently to craft a proposal for a Police Accountability Board which would ensure that civilians have ultimate authority over the police in Rochester.  The creation of the PAB passed with a 77% majority in 2019.  There are ongoing lawsuits from the police union to hobble the board, but there is much work to do even before any suit is decided.

LWV-RMA has invited the Chair and the Executive Director of the Police Accountability Board to share with us:

  • What is the mission of the PAB? 
  • What powers does the PAB have that can fundamentally change how we are policed in Rochester?
  • How does the community play a role in how we are policed in Rochester? 
  • What does the PAB need to succeed? 
  • Why is the PAB asking for 5 million dollars? Is it really necessary? 

Register now: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIode2rpzsrG9JdlxypmOB_QmKMh_AGiwab

Materials needed for the meeting are being sent to members directly (most be email, with USPS for those who don't use email.) Descriptions of much of the material is included in the May newsletter.


Co-sponsored by SEAC (South East Area Coalition)

Registration required at http://bit.ly/RCSDforum

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