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Parent advocate, Racial Justice Campaign Coordinator @ACLUofColorado. Views are my own.
7 Apr
This morning I feel compelled to tell you the reason I support #PassSB21_62. But to tell you is to share with you the story of my paternal grandmother, Wilma: A THREAD: (1/13)
I am the descendant of Wilma Loretta Howard. The most important thing you should know about Wilma is that she loved her family and would never turn her back on them, especially her children. Like some Black families during the ‘90s, ours was impacted by drug addiction and (2/13)
the ancillary issues associated with it: mental health problems and low-level offenses of public intoxication, disorderly conduct, and loitering, which usually meant that my uncles would go through the revolving door that is the criminal legal system multiple times (3/13)
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