I am personally asking you, your organization, and the entire criminal legal reform and prison abolition community to join us in the fight against roll-backs to bail reform, if you are not already involved. Many groups have been pushing back in many ways, but the ruthless opposition by the carceral state is overwhelming. All of us must come together to preserve our gains for freedom and justice and continue to chart a path forward for more reforms and the ultimate dismantling of this system. It will not be easy, and we may not win, but in the name and spirit of righteousness, we must come together in this moment, all of us, and fight like hell.
We’re asking you to join us and other organizations in support of bail reform over the next two weeks. On the dates below, we’re going to work to support pre-trial freedom, coordinating logistics for our own staff and community leaders, and ask you to join us in doing the same.
March 24: Rally with many other organizations in NYC supporting bail reform and real solutions to stopping violence
March 26: Door Knock for Parole Justice, all over NY State. Register here.
March 28: Large-scale lobby day in support of bail reform in Albany
March 29: Small lobby day for parole reform in Albany. Small lobby day in Albany in support bail reform and real solutions to violence. Will include defending bail with lawmakers who already support parole reform. We’ll arrive in the Legislative office building at 10am, do a short training, break into teams, and do drop-in and -off the floor lobby visits. Materials provided and we’ll take a food break midday. Please join us!
If you have any questions about any of these action items, please write to email@example.com.
Jose Hamza Saldaña, Director