The 2021 elections will bring in a wave of new elected officials who will take office in 2022. We need to ensure they are all committed to closing Rikers, and that they are listening to and learning from the people most impacted. Read & share this recent tweet from Freedom Agenda member Angel Tueros.
New York City has an opportunity to start closing Rikers Island now, and begin repairing the harm it has done to communities through the Renewable Rikers Act. Email your representatives to ask that they act now to make Renewable Rikers a reality. To learn more, check out ourrecent interview on On The Count radio.
While the Mayor pledged in June 2020 to end solitary confinement, he has not. Members of theJails Action Coalitionare organizing to end this torture. Please view and share this short video on Twitter or IG, asking New Yorkers to call the Mayor and demand action.
Housing keeps families together & builds strong communities. But for New Yorkers with convictions, it’s a right that’s often denied. Tell NYC Council to protect people with convictions from discrimination by passing Fair Chance for Housing Legislation.
The tragedy of the Central Park Five case is now well-known, but New York State law still allows police to interrogate children without their guardians present. Sign this petition in support of the #Right2RemainSilent campaign led by youth organizers at BronxConnect, and save the date for their campaign launch on February 25th at 4pm.