Decriminalize Seattle and King County Equity Now are joining forces to create a participatory budgeting process for the 2021 budget cycle.
Participatory budgeting is a democratic process in which community members decide how to spend part of a public budget. This process will inform and help guide Seattle’s spending on the city’s “public safety” agencies, with a focus on the Seattle Police Department, Law Department (City Prosecutors), and Municipal Court, and on the community reinvestments that could generate real safety.
Our city’s budget is a moral document that speaks to how seriously our elected officials are taking the fight to defend Black lives. Join us in informing where city dollars go! Check out our one-pager about participatory budgeting to learn more.
Want to be part of the process to defund SPD and reinvest in real community safety? Fill out this form to sign up for updates on how to get involved.