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Some of the organizations represented at our table include BYP 100 Durham chapter; SONG (Southerners On New Ground) Durham chapter; Jewish Voice for Peace Triangle chapter; Communities in Partnership (C.I.P); All Of Us Or None Durham chapter; Sanctuary Beyond Walls; SpiritHouse and Harm Free Zone; Triangle Showing Up for Racial Justice (TSURJ); and UE 150 Durham City Workers Union. 

Our coalition has existed and grown since 2016 when we came together to give voice to the broad swath of community members opposed to building a new police headquarters with $70 million of our tax dollars. As we listened to Durham residents, Durham Beyond Policing coalition gathered over 500 signatures on a petition opposing the new police headquarters. We held a town hall forum, a rally, weekly pickets alongside Durham city workers for several months, and canvassed areas in East Durham, NC Central University, and the Bus Station to pass along our petition and gather stories about incidents between residents and the police.