Where are the mayors opposing police militarization in America? In cities across the United States, we have seen how the militarized mold of policing and the supply of armored vehicles, assault weapons and the like have resulted in police forces who no longer see their role as one of protecting and serving, but as an occupying army. These localized armies—backed by racist laws, upheld by... Continue Reading
Chelsea Byers is a Campaign Manager at CODEPINK. She interned with CODEPINK in the Bay Area in 2011, and now she works to support the Mayor’s Resolution Campaign at the Los Angeles office. She graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2012 and spent the next two years organizing for the betterment of Arizona’s public education system, before joining the rebel-rousers at Beautiful Trouble, where she still works to support the training program. Byers advocates for the self-determination of all people, and she is passionate about women’s reproductive rights and environmental justice.