Solidarity for Police-Free Schools in Salem-Keizer

Thursday, July 23, 2020

We stand with our community partners Latinos Unidos Siempre and Salem-Keizer Coalition in Equality, and the call to remove School Resource Officers (SROs) from Salem-Keizer schools. At a moment when our communities are crying out for the protection of Black lives, a dismantling of white supremacy, and demanding racial justice, we must commit to non-police strategies in our schools. Police enforcement is not a sustainable or equitable solution for addressing health and safety of students, and contributes to the school-to-prison pipeline for students who are Black, Indigenous and People of Color. Salem-Keizer must divest from policing in our schools. Join the efforts in demanding the removal of SROs from Salem-Keizer schools. Actions to take:

Sign the Petition – Add your voice to the growing list of community members demanding that the Salem-Keizer School District divest from policing in schools, and reinvest in education. Sign on here:

Join the Youth Discussion –  This Thursday July 23rd, Latinos Unidos Siempre is holding a virtual space for Black and Brown youth who are current or former Salem-Keizer School District students, to discuss removing SROs from the Salem-Keizer School District. Learn more and sign up for the virtual meeting here.

Read Partner Statements – Follow and read content from partner organization leading this effort. Latinos Unidos Siempre (LUS) is regularly posting advocacy opportunities on the LUS Facebook page, and the Salem-Keizer Coalition for Equality shared this important statement earlier this month.

Attend the School Board meeting; Email public comments at: