About Us

End the Deadly Exchange Seattle is a local coalition working to demilitarize our police and make Seattle safer by ending police exchanges with all countries that consistently engage in human rights violations. With over 50 endorsements from community organizations across Seattle, we hope to create legislation that will end the Seattle Police Department’s exchanges and trainings with any military, police, or security forces from any country that violates human rights.


About the Deadly Exchanges

Deadly Exchanges are trainings between US and foreign security forces in which the “worst practices” of policing are shared to promote and extend discriminatory and repressive policing practices that already exist in both countries. These “worst practices” include racial profiling, massive spying and surveillance, deportation and detention, and attacks on human rights defenders. Thousands of US police officers, sheriffs, border patrol agents, ICE officers, and FBI agents have trained with military and police forces in Israel and in other countries committing human rights abuses.

More information can be found from the national Deadly Exchange campaign.

Of course ending these exchanges won’t end police violence here in Seattle, but this campaign is an opportunity to chip away at the global structures of white supremacy and state violence that these exchanges both rely on and help strengthen.


Local Campaign

We are excited to support Council Bill 120142, which will prohibit the Seattle Police Department from participating in trainings, exchanges, and partnerships with any country that violates human rights according to international law.

CB 120142 is endorsed by:

350 Seattle

A Sacred Passing

Alki United Church of Christ

American Muslim Bar Association

API Chaya

BAYAN Seattle

Black and Pink Seattle/Tacoma

Blaq Elephant Party

Books to Prisoners Seattle

Boycott! Supporting the Palestinian BDS Call from Within

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Washington

Coalition of Seattle Indian Americans

Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites — Anti-Imperialist Solidarity Working Group

Decriminalize Seattle

Divest SPD

Falastiniyat

Freedom Socialist Party

Husaynia Islamic Society of Seattle

IfNotNow Seattle

International League of People’s Struggle Seattle-Tacoma

International Women’s Alliance

Jewish Voice for Peace Seattle

John T. Williams Organizing Committee

Kadima Reconstructionist Community

La Resistencia

Muslim Association of Puget Sound – American Muslim Empowerment Network (MAPS-AMEN)

Middle East Peace Builders at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lynnwood

Muslim Forum of the Pacific Northwest

Never Again Seattle

Northwest BDS Coalition

OneAmerica

Parisol // Pacific Rim Solidarity Network (PARISOL)

Palestine Legal

Palestine Teaching Trunk

Palestine Solidarity Committee, Seattle

Palestinian Youth Movement – Vancouver, BC

People of Color Community Coalition

Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice

Radical Women

Real Change

Resist US Led War Seattle

Resource Generation Seattle

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network

Seattle Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES)

Seattle Democratic Socialists of America

Seattle Education Association

Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign (SeaMAC)

Seattle University Students for Justice in Palestine

Social Justice Fund Northwest

Stop Veolia Seattle

Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights UW

Transit Riders Union

Veterans For Peace, Chapter 92

Washington Advocates for Palestinian Rights

Washington Community Alliance

Washington for Black Lives

Whatcom Peace & Justice Center


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