Pull Over Prevention (POP) is an effort to empower motorists – especially people of color and immigrants in our community – to avoid discriminatory interactions with law enforcement.

POP provides repairs for automotive issues including lights, tires, and fluids, which are used by police to stop or fine motorists. We also give consultations with knowledgeable mechanics and promote access to local resources. We regularly host Pull Over Prevention Clinics in our community.

Notice to past attendees: Have you contracted the COVID-19 virus or a variant? Please contact us immediately to help us and our attendees with contact tracing.

Events

April 2021

Pull Over Prevention Clinic, Ypsilanti

Saturday, April 24, 2021
10:00 AM-02:00 PM
Masjid Ibrahim (315 South Ford Boulevard, Ypsilanti, Michigan)

Also offering bicycle repair, courtesy of Common Cycle and Ypsi Bike Co-op.

Past

2021

  • Saturday, April 17, 2021 (Jackson)
  • Saturday, March 13, 2021 (Ypsilanti)
  • Saturday, January 16, 2021 (Ypsilanti)

2020

  • Saturday, December 12, 2020 (Ypsilanti) cancelled
  • Saturday, October 24, 2020 (Ypsilanti)
  • Saturday, September 26, 2020 (Ypsilanti)
  • Saturday, August 22, 2020 (Ypsilanti)

We graciously thank our hosts for allowing use of their space. For more details on past events, contact us.

About

Pull Over Prevention is our direct response to police brutalization and harassment of Black individuals, and the forced deportations of immigrants in Ypsilanti and Washtenaw County. Our effort is also a confrontation of the economic oppression and inequality that causes people to be vulnerable to unaffordable traffic fines and to lose their means of transportation.

Through POP we also aim to build solidarity in our local community where people help each other. We organize local mechanics who offer their labor, accept donated materials to give away, and partner with democratic grassroots organizations to promote access to their resources.

As long as the racist and classist institution of policing exists, we will continue to work outside their systems of oppression to truly protect and serve our neighbors and friends.

Pull Over Prevention is supported by the Huron Valley Democratic Socialists of America (HVDSA), Peace House Ypsi, and The Mutual Aid Network of Ypsilanti (The MANY).

Contact

If you need help, want to help, or want updates about our future events, the organizers of Pull Over Prevention welcome your contact.

Email us at pop@ypsimutualaid.org.

We’re on Facebook.

Text message us at +1 (833) 578-0425. Send just the word “pop” to receive regular updates about our events.

Securely message our organizers via Signal. Available contacts:

If you’re able, we welcome your monetary donations online and at our events. We use donations to maintain our supply of automotive parts. The MANY, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, processes our donations and administers our funds.

We also accept non-monetary donations at our events, such as:

  • Food and beverages, to feed attendees and volunteers
  • Drawing materials, educational materials, and toys, to care for children of attendees
  • Print materials related to human and immigrant rights, to inform attendees

Please feel free to contact us to coordinate your donation.

We may also accept other items (such as winter clothing) to give away to attendees, depending on the event. Please see Events for details.