Form IV is primarily an online mutant-magazine run by artists, started in 2013 as an alternative to other forms of online presence we felt were insufficient. 

This page was built collaboratively in June 2020, inspired by public discussions held at protests attended in New York City.

This is a tool for making direct demands upon those who claim to serve us. The lists below will be updated regularly. It is an ongoing and ever changing effort, it is not exhaustive. 

It is best to make a direct phone call, letter, tweet, or email stating your name, where you live, and making demands in your own words. We encourage you to contact your representatives with these and other issues that you think are the most urgent. 

Remember that they work for us.

 

Last updated 12/9/20

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NEW YORK ACTIONS

US NATIONAL ACTIONS

SAMPLE LETTER

 

 

 

 

NEW YORK ACTIONS:

 

FIND YOUR REPRESENTATIVES HERE (CITY/STATE/FEDERAL)
OR HERE


NEW YORK STATE

  1. DEMAND they support the NY senate bill CANCEL RENT to suspend rent payments during COVID-19 and other emergencies, especially for those earning under $60,000.
  2. DEMAND they support the NY senate bill HALT SOLITARY to prohibit solitary beyond 15 days for all people in line with Mandela Rules. More info HERE.
  3. DEMAND they support the NY senate bill for FAIR & TIMELY PAROLE to end the unfair policy of denying parole to otherwise eligible incarcerated individuals, an important step toward ending Mass Incarceration in New York State. More info HERE.
  4. DEMAND the dismantling of NYPD police unions. More info HERE
  5. DEMAND the closing of Rikers NOW without building new jails. More info HERE
  6. DEMAND they support the Senate Bill LESS IS MORE NY to ensure the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision focuses resources on helping people successfully complete community supervision.


 

 

 

US NATIONAL ACTIONS:

 

FIND YOUR REPRESENTATIVES HERE or HERE

 

  1. Contact your representatives in Congress and ask them to support KEY DISABILITY JUSTICE LEGISLATION by:
  2. Ask them to CANCEL RENT during the Covid-19 pandemic and other emergencies.See the bill and find out whether your representatives support it HERE
  3. END VOTER SUPPRESSION. Tell your senators to pass the VRAA (Voting Rights Advancement Act), which would reinstate critical protections against voter suppression left behind after the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act in 2013. More info HERE
  4. ABOLISH 1033, which transfers military equipment to local law enforcement agencies for next to nothing. More info HERE
  5. Advocate for BAIL REFORM to eliminate wealth-based incarceration. More info HERE 
  6. AMEND THE 13TH AMENDMENT. More info HERE and HERE
  7. END QUALIFIED IMMUNITY, which protects police when they break the law. More info HERE, HERE, and HERE

 

 

 

SAMPLE LETTER:



Hello {REPRESENTATIVE},

My name is {YOUR NAME}. I live in {YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD}, {YOUR STATE}. I am writing to you to advocate for necessary change in our {CITY/STATE/COUNTRY}, particularly regarding the following issues:

{write your own text here with issues that pertain to the position of the representative whether that be city/state/national}

Please let me know what steps you will take to ensure that my voice will be heard, 

Respectfully,

{YOUR NAME}

 

 

 

 

If you have further links/information/advice, please don’t hesitate to contact us at isabel[at]formiv.com, we will be updating this list regularly.

Thank you to Vidal Guzman, Warriors in the Garden, Robert Sandler and Jordan Strafer among others for collecting this information and making it coherent. More to come!