Email and mail government officials and council members to reallocate egregious police budgets towards education, social services, and dismantling racial injustice.

"12" = 🚓

Letter to Mayor and City Council

Upland, CA

Email link not working correctly? You can copy and paste the recipients, subject and message individually below.

Message: (Don't forget to replace the [x]'s with your information!)🔗

Dear Upland Mayor and City Council,

My name is [YOUR NAME], and I am a resident of Upland. I am writing to demand that the City Council adopt a budget that prioritizes community wellbeing and redirects funding away from the police.

We are in the midst of widespread upheaval over the systemic violence of policing. This, combined with a global pandemic with severe economic consequences, brings the issue of police budgeting to the forefront.

The 2019-20 Upland budget called for 54% of its General Fund Expenditure ($22.6 million of $41.9 million) to go towards the Upland Police Department, an even larger proportion than cities like Oakland (41%) and Houston (32%). Furthermore, the majority of the 460K increase to the maintenance and operations budget belonged to the police.

I demand the Upland City Council meaningfully defund Upland PD. I join the calls of those across the country demanding a budget that adequately and effectively meets the needs of its citizens during this trying and uncertain time.

Thank you for your time,


Choose state