Action Steps for Invest/Divest Louisville

Action Steps

  1. Identify your Metro Council representative
  2. Call/ email the Mayor and demand that he fires and prosecutes all individuals responsible for the death of Breonna Taylor.
  3. He will commit to working with Metro Council to revise the budget to divest from policing and invest in community and health services. He must commit to following the leadership of the Center for Health Equity and the Public Health department to propose a budget that actually represents public health needs.
  4. Create an independent civilian oversight board w/ the power to subpoena, investigate, and discipline
  5. Renegotiate the Collective Bargaining Agreement to remove any barriers to holding police accountable and reducing their budget for reinvestment
  6. Target Investors - Microsoft is launching their AI Moving to Work initiative in Louisville
  7. Target Microsoft in a SM campaign around firing these offices and meeting demands
  8. Target other investors / philanthropists
  9. Attend the Metro Council Meeting on June 23rd at 5:00 PM and 24th at 3:00 PM
  10. Demand that we divest from excessive policing and invest in health and community services (see item 9 or detailed list of proposed amendments).
  11. Push to repeal the Blue Lives Matter Law
  12. Push for a state law that ensures that officers are penalized for abuse of power.
  13. Push for a state law that mirrors the passed Metro ordinance “Breonna’s Law,” completely banning no knock warrants and making room for no special circumstances. Push to include language that will penalize officers who do not follow the law.