We can take action to reduce the Atlanta Police Foundation’s (APF) power and to prevent APF from being able to build cop city. One way we can do this is by pressuring corporations to stop supporting the APF, including by taking our money out of these companies’ hands.
Find out more about why we oppose Cop City here.
Close your account and tell them why
If you are a customer with APF-supporting companies, especially if you have an account with any of these banks, you can literally reduce the amount of money available to these companies to give to APF by boycotting them or closing your account. When closing your account at a bank, write a note to the bank to let them know why you’re leaving.
Banks supporting APF include:
Cadence Bank (State Bank & Trust)
Bank of America
Find banking options that may be more responsible with your money here
Call APF-supporting companies
Ask why these companies are investing in more police surveillance and violence, and why they support the Atlanta Police Foundation’s forest-destroying “cop city” project next door to residential neighborhoods. Some companies have made donations specifically for the youth centers that APF pays for, called “At Promise Centers”, but there are plenty of organizations providing youth support programs that don’t shoot down our young people!
Let them know the public is watching and that it’s time to stop supporting police foundations in Atlanta and across the country.
When calling customer support lines, please be courteous to the support staff; the problem is with company executives making these decisions!
Here are phone numbers for some of the companies supporting APF:
- AT&T: 210-821-4105
- Cox Enterprises: 678-645-0000
- Wells Fargo: 800-869-3557
- Cadence Bank (State Bank & Trust): 800-636-7622
- Georgia Power:
- residential customer service: 1-888-660-5890
- media representative: 404-506-7676 or 800-282-1696
- Truist (Suntrust): 800-786-8787
- Morgan Stanley: 888-454-3965
- UPS: 888-742-5877
- Georgia Pacific: 404-652-4000
- Delta Airlines: file a complaint here
- corporate HQ 404-479-1095
- media relations 212-278-9205
- Equifax: business support number: 1-888-407-0359
- Coca-Cola: 800-438-2653
- Home Depot: 800-466-3337
- Hilton Atlanta: 404-659-2000
- Bank of America: local grants number: 800-218-9946
More companies can be identified from the list of APF board members here, or by looking up sponsors of APF events such as the annual “Crime is Toast”, “Blue Jean Ball”, and “Link Up Against Crime” fundraisers.
Spread the word!
We have power in numbers. Tell your friends, family, and communities about the connections between Atlanta city government, APF, and corporations that support police foundations. You can also contact Atlanta city councilmembers to let them know you oppose “cop city”, and what your vision for a thriving community involves instead here. We can also begin building what we need with our communities now.
Learn more and stay connected
Find out more, stay up to date, and get involved, through these groups and others:
- Survival Resistance for climate justice in Muscogee Creek land
- Defend the Atlanta Forest
- Women on the Rise GA
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