Use Your Voice: Letter and Phone Guides

Call and/or Write to WS City Council

Letter and phone guide:

* Include your name and zip code 

* Personalize your subject line

* Draw attention to the budget that gives 52.5% of the General Fund to Public Safety

* Demand longterm planning for disinvesting from Public Safety and reinvesting in social services that provide care to the community.

* Demand that police policy and budget details be made public.

* Demand a commitment to the discontinued use of military equipment and training.

* Reference your research (see Abolition Education Resources as a starter for your research)

* Include your own story and experience of living in Winston-Salem, share the names of local programs you want City Council to distribute funds to.

 

 

Mayor Allen Joines: 336-727-2058; mayorsoffice@cityofws.org

John C. Larson (South Ward): 336-771-5176; john.larson@cityofws.org

Robert C. Clark (West Ward): 336-416-0190; robertc@cityofws.org

Jeff MacIntosh (Northwest Ward): 336-771-5178; jeffm@cityofws.org

Dan Besse (Southwest Ward): 336-760-4678; danb@cityofws.org

Morticia Parmon (Northwest Ward): 336-771-5172; morticiap@cityofws.org

Annette Scippio (East Ward): 336-771-5175; annettes@cityofws.org

Denise D. Adams (North Ward):  336-757-0036; denisea@cityofws.org

James Taylor, Jr. (Southeast Ward): 336-757-2110; jamestjr@cityofws.org

For Ward Information and mailing addresses, please go to: https://www.cityofws.org/570/Wards-Council-Members

For more contact info (including those who are on the ballot for the 2020 General Election, check here)

Call and/or Write to County Commissioners

Letter and phone guide:

* Include your name and zip code 

* Personalize your subject line

* Understand that Forsyth County's purview and budget includes FCSO and the Forsyth County Detention Center

* Understand, too, that Forsyth County Public Schools are included in the purview and budget of the County (not WS City Council).

* Draw attention to the budget that projects a significant and sustained increase in the FCSO budget from now until 2026 (from $81mil to $97mil) and a limited change in the Health budget (from $28mil to $29mil). Find other budget facts to share to help the urgency of your voice, too. 

* Demand longterm planning for disinvesting from FCSO and reinvesting in social services that provide care to the community.

* Demand that FCSO and the Forsyth County Detention Center policy and budget details be made public.

* Demand a commitment to the discontinued use of military equipment and training.

* Reference your research (see Abolition Education Resources as a starter for your research)

* Include your own story and experience of living in Forsyth County, share the names of local programs you want County Commissioners to distribute funds to.

 

 

Tonya D. McDaniel (District A)

P.O. Box 21142
Winston-Salem, NC 27120
Office: (336) 703-2005

Fleming El-Amin (District A)

5400 Novack Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
Office: (336) 703-2004
Cell: (336) 306-3992

Richard V. Linville (District B)

6321 Vance Road
Kernersville, NC 27284
(336) 727-2531

Don Martin, Vice Chair(District B)

6307 Tobaccoville Road
Tobaccoville, NC 27050
(336) 399-8064

David R. Plyler, Chairman (District B)

211 Harmon Lane
Kernersville, NC 27284
Work: (336) 413-1102
Home: (336) 993-4675

Gloria D. Whisenhunt, (District B)

456 N. Hawthorne Road
Winston-Salem NC, 27104
(336) 725-1072

Ted Kaplan, at-large County Commissioner

11695 Double Spring Road
Lewisville, NC 27023
Work: (336) 407-3155

Call and/or Write to WSPD

Letter and phone guide:

* Include your name and zip code 

* Personalize your subject line

* Understand that Police Chief Catrina Thompson's contact info is often redirected to someone else within WSPD; don't let this deter you.

* Understand that WSPD enforces the law, but doesn't make it. Sharing your voice with WSPD means you are sharing your own views (which are important), but WSPD will likely not directly act or respond.

* Draw attention to the budget that gives 52.5% of the General Fund to Public Safety; let WSPD know that you believe that investing in public safety means investing in social programs, not policing

* Demand WSPD to never recruit at protests, nor use the platforms of the Citizen's Police Academy, joining WSPD, and/or attending Trust Talks led by WSPD as a method of learning more about WSPD policy; demand WSPD policy and budget details be made public.

* Demand that police policy and budget details be made public.

* Demand a commitment to full transparency over military training and equipment.

* Demand truthfulness when discussing police policy and expenditures (no more propaganda lauding CALEA, which feeds directly into the PIC)

* Reference your research (see Abolition Education Resources as a starter for your research)

* Include your own story and experience of living in Winston-Salem, share your personal interactions and observations of WSPD in the community.

 

 

WSPD Non-Emergency Phone Number: 336-773-7700

Police Chief Catrina Thompson: cthompson@wspd.org

Call and/or Write to the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office

Letter and phone guide:

* Include your name and zip code 

* Personalize your subject line

* Understand that Sheriff Kimbrough's contact info is often redirected to someone else within FSCO; don't let this deter you.

* Understand that FSCO enforces the law, but doesn't make it. Sharing your voice with FCSO means you are sharing your own views (which are important), but FCSO will likely not directly act or respond.

* Understand that Forsyth County's purview and budget includes FCSO and the Forsyth County Detention Center

* Understand, too, that Forsyth County Public Schools are included in the purview and budget of the County (not WS City Council).

* Draw attention to the budget that projects a significant and sustained increase in the FCSO budget from now until 2026 (from $81mil to $97mil) and a limited change in the Health budget (from $28mil to $29mil). Find other budget facts to share to help the urgency of your voice, too. 

* Demand a commitment to full transparency over military training and equipment.

* Demand truthfulness when discussing police policy and expenditures (no propaganda lauding CALEA, which feeds directly into the PIC)

* Demand the release of inmates during Covid-19; demand that all inmates are tested.

* Reference your research (see Abolition Education Resources as a starter for your research)

* Include your own story and experience of living in Forsyth County, and your personal interactions and observations of FCSO and the Detention Center in the community.

Use this Contact Form and select "Sheriff Kimbrough"

FCSO Administrative Phone: 336 917 7001

FCSO Detention Center Phone: 336 917 7600

Call and/or Write to Local Media

Details coming soon.