Justice Roadmap Press Conference Ahead of Public Protection Hearing - Shared screen with speaker view
We'll be getting started at 9:03!
Fair and timely parole S. 1415/ A. 4231 - Sen Rivera is leader on this issue
Run of show:
- Melania Brown, HALT Solitary Confinement Campaign
- Robin DelPiore, Center for Community Alternatives
- Senator Julia Salazar
- Michelle Lind, a member of the Release Aging People in Prison Campaign
Ms. Brown is an amazing warrior against transphobia and the racist oppression of NY prison system. Courageous.
Jawanza Williams, Director of Organizing at VOCAL-NY and a member of the StartSmart campaign.
(And we heard from Senator Gustavo Rivera)
Thank you, Michelle. #FreeRobertLind
Michelle Lind, thank you for speaking so clearly and strongly. We will fight with you to free Robert and all those held by this cruel punishment system. #FreeRobertLind
Michelle’s husband, who the incarcerated population know as ‘Grandpa’ is a pioneer and has helped an entire generation of younger men transform their lives.
We will have a few minutes for questions after Jawanza. Please drop any questions in chat or Q&A.
The Counselor who Grandpa risk his life to help, said he may have saved her life. WHO IS GOING TO SAFE GRANDPA’S LIFE. #PASS ELDER PAROLE
Great presentation. Let's finish the work!
There is no excuse!there are 37 sponsors in the Senateand 77 sponsors in the AssemblySpeaker Heastie and Leader Stewart-Cousins must bring it to a vote immediately
They do have support. Support from lawmakers in all parts of the state, and more and more legislators are signing on to support. They have support from the Majority Leader of the Assembly, from the Deputy Majority Leader of the Senate, and a growing list of lawmakers.
And #ParoleJustice, like all Justice Roadmap initiatives has broad, deep support from NYS communities. Legislature and governor should listen to those voices
True, Jawanza! And the racist politics that created mass incarceration will never succeed in tearing it down (as Audre Lorde taught: the master’s tools….)
Thank you all. Amazing presentations