In late 2014, the #RahmRepNOW campaign kicked into high gear to pass the Burge torture survivors reparations ordinance that had been stalled in the Chicago City Council since October 2013. Spearheaded by the Chicago Torture Justice Memorials, Project NIA and We Charge Genocide, #RahmRepNOW included actions and protests intended to pressure members of the City Council and Mayor Rahm Emanuel to bring the reparations ordinance to a vote. On May 6, 2015, the country’s first reparations ordinance for survivors of police torture was passed unanimously by City Council. This short video by Project NIA depicts that fight.

Visit our HISTORY page to learn more about the decades long work led by survivors and family members.

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