* We are committed to the safety of every member of our community regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or class – including young people, elders, families, workers, the unemployed, renters, homeowners, those without homes, immigrants, citizens, survivors of crime, the formerly incarcerated and those struggling with mental illness or drug addiction.
* We know that communities of color, low-income communities, and gender non-conforming people in the Atlanta metro area are targeted indiscriminately by law enforcement and disproportionately harmed both by crime and by reactionary anti-crime policies.
* We are committed to better policing that is responsive to community needs and treats our communities with respect; we support the elimination of practices that have eroded trust between the community and law enforcement, such as racial profiling, police harassment, and police-initiated violence.
* We are committed to encouraging our local and state elected officials to focus public safety resources on effective, community-strengthening practices, rather than simply more police and bigger jails.
* We are committed to making our communities safer by strengthening community resources such as churches, day care centers, youth programs, accessible public spaces, jobs, and community gardens.
* We are committed to adequate fire protection, quality schools, community centers, and other basic services in every neighborhood.
* We are committed to creating safe communities by building connections among neighbors, and by welcoming ideas and input from all members of our neighborhoods.