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Thread: So there is a #RoadToJustice march going on today that

- Targets @NYGovCuomo &
- Targets NYS Senators + Assembly Members to pass bills to decarcerate, decriminalize, & shrink the carceral state in NYS. #FreeOurElders #ICEOutofCourts #HALTSolitary #RepealWalkingWhileTrans
I'll start w/ #FreeOurElders aka @RAPPcampaign, who has been organizing for 2 bills to get passed & signed by He Who Must Not Be Named:

Fair & Timely Parole - S497A / A.4346A
Elder Parole - S.2144 / A.9040

Both bills are absolutely critical & must be passed to decarcerate NYS.
Elder Parole ends life imprisonment without parole aka death by incarceration aka State execution by incarceration.

In sum, any individual who is 55 y/o or older & served at least 15 years in prison becomes immediately eligible for parole.

That's ending LWOP & it is BIG.
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(hella long) THREAD on #bailreform & #PoliceViolence
Here’s the deal: last year NY passed bail reform legislation that mandated pretrial freedom for 90% of folks going through the system. It was a huge win for black people, poor people & the movement to end pretrial jailing.
It also SIGNIFICANTLY checked the power of law enforcement to use pretrial jailing as a tool to terrorize black NYers. The reforms meant that tens of thousands of people now couldn’t be jailed and held hostage just based on an arrest.
Pretrial jailing is a direct extension of police power. The #ExoneratedFive, #KaliefBrowder, #LayleenPolanco are all examples of black people who suffered horrible violence and tremendous consequences from being locked up pretrial as a result of racist cops & racist arrests.
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Welcome to the S&P 30 Days Challenge #TowardAbolition! Take 2 actions every day until July 4 in solidarity with communities everywhere resisting fascism, state violence, gender-based violence and racial capitalism! Use #TowardAbolition to let us know you're participating.
DAY 1 Action 1 #TowardAbolition

Support @supporthosechi #FreeLeLe campaign! In honor of #PRIDE and #IWD2020, let’s get #AlishaWalker free. "LeLe" is a Black sex worker who was criminalized for self-defense against sexual violence.

Toolkit w/ directions: bit.ly/AlishaAdvocate
Like many, Alisha Walker is being punished, criminalized for surviving. There are countless others just like her.

Use: bit.ly/AlishaAdvocate for numbers, sample tweets, scripts & call/email/fax/bombard @GovPritzker to demand he #FreeLeLe #FreeThemAll!

#TowardAbolition
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