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Media Advisory: Community Groups Rally in Chicago to Denounce Islamophobic & Hyper-Militarized SWAT Training

The #StopITOA coalition, a group of Chicago community organizations, will rally downtown today to express deep concerns about Islamophobic and hyper-militarized tactical training at the Illinois Tactical Officers Association's (ITOA) 2016 Tactical Training Conference taking place at the Stonegate Conference and Banquet Center in Hoffman Estates from October 9-13. The #StopITOA Coalition is calling on Stonegate as well as Cook County Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (DHSEM) and other government agencies to end their relationships with ITOA.

Media Advisory: Civil Liberties, Humanitarian and Religious Organizations Call For Maintaining President's Cut to Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI)

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE        

Contacts:
Tara Tabassi cell (917) 971-2498 || tara [at] warresisters.org
Stephen McNeil cell (415) 350-9305 ||  SMcNeil [at] afsc.org

 

May 25, 2016

Stop NYTOAC!

Every year in Verona, New York, hundreds of SWAT officers gather at NYTOAC to "talk shop" with major arms dealers and Islamophobic ideologues. Let's block it and shift resources where they belong: our communities' needs!

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