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Every year, more than a quarter of a million people are incarcerated while awaiting trial in Illinois. Most of them are jailed only because they can't afford to pay a money bond.

Tell your legislators that Illinois wants #PretrialFairnessNow: bit.ly/PretrialFairne…
The Pretrial Fairness Act doesn’t just #EndMoneyBail in Illinois, it overhauls our entire pretrial justice system.

Call your legislators and tell them you want #PretrialFairnessNow: bit.ly/PretrialFairne…
Thousands of people are incarcerated in county jails across Illinois every year, not because they're a danger to the community but because they can't afford to pay a money bond.

Tell your legislators we want #PretrialFairnessNow: bit.ly/PretrialFairne…
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🚨🚨HAPPENING RIGHT NOW: Hope in Illinois. Within a day (possibly hour), lawmakers vote on a law to overhaul the entire pretrial justice system. Reducing jail populations. Keeping families together. Take 2 minutes to sign this letter. Help us make history:bit.ly/PretrialFairne…
Thinking about Cassandra. Called a Chicago jail 132 times to try to save her husband from COVID. She was ignored. No mask. Soap. Crowded. He died. Now 1000+ more jailed. She’s fighting for the pretrial fairness act so no one else goes through it. Her words:
Thinking about Flo. Caged for two months because he couldn’t afford $7500. Worried about his family & the horrific conditions on the inside. “I think everyone should have a fair shot to fight their cases.” Sign your support here: bit.ly/PretrialFairne…
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Congressman John Lewis once said “Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic.”

What makes you hopeful? Seriously. Share it!

If you’re like me, you could use a few reasons to keep your head up.

Here are 50 reasons to stay hopeful from the past 3+ years.
50. On Jan. 28, 2017, thousands showed up to airports in support of Muslim families impacted by Trump’s unconstitutional #MuslimBan.

That night, a federal judge in NY issued a stay allowing people stranded in airports to temporarily avoid deportation.

📷: Stephanie Keith/Getty
49. Much to the dismay of Donald Trump, #Parasite won Best Picture at the Oscars, making it the first non-English language film to win in the 92 years of the Academy Awards.

📷: Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images
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NEW CASE: In Hamblen County, #Tennessee, alongside partners at @GeorgetownICAP, we are bringing a lawsuit challenging their unconstitutional money bail system. #endmoneybail #aThread (1/4)
In Hamblen County, 50% of the nearly 400 people in jail on any given day in 2019 were detained pretrial. These are legally innocent people being jailed in overcrowded and unsafe conditions due to their poverty. (2/4)
As of late 2019, the jail was operating at 172% capacity, with people sleeping chained to benches, door handles, poles, and their own wheelchairs. In the last fifteen years, the local jail population has more than doubled and the pretrial detention population has tripled. (3/4)
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@Michael_J_Bond Our sources say that you plan on introducing a paper to repeal #bailreform in Atlanta today at 1pm. From whom are you taking marching orders?
As progressive cities across the nation move forward to #endmoneybail, @Michael_J_Bond continues to undermine reforms that mitigate human suffering at the hands of the carceral state. What a shame to use your platform in this disgraceful manner.
If you believe that Atlanta must press on and not answer the divisive call that criminalizes poor people, call your council member and express your support for #bailreform and beyond in Atlanta. citycouncil.atlantaga.gov/other/council-…
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#FreeThemAll THREAD 1/ We see how the courts often target survivors of abuse. Leena, a young Black mother, fled her apartment after being attacked by her abusive partner. He called police & accused her of assaulting him & Leena was arrested, despite having been assaulted herself
2/ Leena was brought to court & formally charged with felony assault. The judge set $2500 bail that Leena could not afford, so Leena was sent to Rikers Island for two weeks. She had recently been hit by a car, out of work and living in a shelter, so $2500 was impossible to raise
3/ Even when her case was dropped to a misdemeanor and bail reduced to $750, hundreds of dollars--and her freedom--were still out of reach. It was a few days before Thanksgiving and she needed to get out to see her kids. She was brought to court and offered a choice:
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(THREAD) There are a lot of great things you can do to support people on the front lines of fights to #KeepFamiliesTogether, #StopSeparation, #EndDetention, #DefundHate, #AbolishICE, and #AbolishCBP.

One of the best places to give $$$ is to a community bond fund.
Bond and bail funds don't have many overhead costs, so all or nearly all of your donations directly benefit impacted families. 100% of $$$ given to our Fronterizo Fianza Fund go towards paying bonds and small commissary/telephone deposits. fianzafund.org/about-the-fund…
Immigrant bond funds are doing great work. @eicommunitybond is working to free every person arrested during recent workplace raids in Iowa holaamericanews.com/iowa-city-orga…
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These types of announcements are happening with more frequency as bail has become emblematic of the deep and entrenched injustices in our criminal legal system. While they are lauded as “huge reforms”, these commitments are anything but - 1/9 bit.ly/2qUq1rq
It’s actually NOT OK to use bail for any reason other than to ensure someone comes to court in MA. Bail statute says that and the SJC (our highest court) says that. ADA Ryan however, says she’s going to continue to request that people are held on bail to keep us all safe. 2/9
If we were concerned about safety, we would be having a much harder conversation @ poverty, housing , substance abuse tx and mental health tx. Instead, DAs and “reformers” tell us that locking people up, before they are convicted of any crime, keeps us safer. 3/9
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Today is the first day of a new bail process in Cook County designed to end pretrial detention due to unpaid money bonds! #EndMoneyBail
We're at the Cook County Criminal Court for the Rally to End Money Bail!!
Tyler spent two months in Cook County Jail & seven months on EM because he couldn't post his bond. Today, he spoke out against money bond!
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