In January 2015, the #RahmRepNOW campaign kicked into high gear to pass the Burge torture survivors reparations ordinance that has been stalled in the Chicago City Council since October 2013. Spearheaded by the Chicago Torture Justice Memorials, Project NIA and We Charge Genocide, RahmRepNOW has included actions and protests intended to pressure members of the City Council and Mayor Rahm Emanuel to bring the reparations ordinance to a vote. Comrades from BYP100, the Chicago Light Brigade and other organizations have also led actions and protests in solidarity with the campaign.
On May 6, 2015, after six months of a sustained organizing campaign, built off of the over 20 years of work by survivors and supporters, the Chicago City Council passed the Police Torture Reparations Ordinance for survivors of Jon Burge.
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