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People's Campaign for Parole Justice Campaign Launch - Shared screen with speaker view
donald Curtis
18:01
The Screen On Has A Name Jared, With Voice But No One In Gallery Photos
Donna Robinson
22:15
YES
Donna Robinson
22:57
I CAN
Donna Robinson
28:28
Good afternoon all, hope everyone is well. Glad to be here in this space with my fellow RAPPers
Barry Nisman
28:30
Hello, Barry Nisman, he/him Plainview NY, LI Chapter of BTA
Tracie Adams
30:01
Hello, Tracie Adams, VOCAL-NY she/her
Lucy Lang
30:20
Good afternoon everyone! Lucy Lang from Manhattan, so happy to be here and grateful for this important work!
Neil Berry
30:20
Peace and Love. one another
Rebecca Brown
31:49
Hi everyone! Rebecca Brown, Innocence Project, and happy to be with you!
Charlene Ridley
32:00
Good afternoon! Charlene Ridley. Happy to be here!
KD McTeigue
32:20
KD McTeigue (she/her), VOCAL-NY Albany Chapter. Thanks for having me.
donald Curtis
32:42
Comrade Don Curtis, President & Director @UnifiedBlackCaucus & Leader @VOCALNY. Good Day To All
Phyllis Hartmann
32:42
Hello to All, Phyllis Hartmann she/her, Long Island Chapter of Bend the Arc
Nicole Porter
32:50
Nicole Porter with The Sentencing Project. Glad to join you all.
Betty Kolod
33:13
Hi, everyone! Betty Kolod (she/her) from New York Doctors Coalition
Tunisia Morrison
33:20
Good Morning Everyone, Tunisia Morrison - Chief of Staff to Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman here. Contact information: 718-723-5412 morrisont@nyassembly.gov thank you for having me
Molly Dowell Baum
33:39
Hello! I'm Rev. Molly Dowell Baum, Youth Director at First Presbyterian Church of Albany. I'm a transplant to Albany, so I'm glad to be virtually "meeting" with you.
Donna Robinson
33:45
Love and best to Stanley, we are fighting for you always
Erika Lorshbough
34:07
Good afternoon! This is Erika Lorshbough from NYCLU, they/she, elorshbough@nyclu.orgWe are proud members of the People's Campaign for Parole Justice and proud to stand with incarcerated New Yorkers.
Tatiana Hill
35:05
Hello folks, Tatiana Hill- Constituent Advocate for Senator Jabari Brisport ; tatiana@jabariforstatesenate.com
Burnette Sheffield
35:17
Burney (she/her) here, glad to be joining everyone, seeing some familiar RAPP names.
Donna Robinson
36:20
Greetings Tatijana, thank you for your activism <3
Jeff Siegel
36:23
Jeff Siegel, Port Washington, NY. Member of Bend the Arc
Laura Whitehorn
37:36
ransformation. The NYS legislature will be following that path by passing Elder Parole and Fair & Timely Parole. Thank you Stanley for your clarity and courage.
Nicole Porter
38:08
Are there bill numbers yet for Elder Parole and Fair & Timely Parole?
Tatiana Hill
38:31
Hi Donna! Miss you!
Laura Whitehorn
38:32
Elder Parole: S.15; Fair & Timely Parole: S.1415
Katie Schaffer
39:28
Thank you, Stanley and Luz for your powerful testimony - Katie Schaffer, Center for Community Alternatives
Donna Robinson
39:46
Queen, I see your bright light, Luz
Thomas Kearney
40:16
Luz, I love you! ❤
Donna Robinson
40:24
ASE, speak the truth. Stop the shenanigans NYS
Laura Whitehorn
40:38
Thank you, Luz!
Griffin O'Shea
40:51
Thank you, Luz!
Donna Robinson
40:52
Tatiana the feeling is mutua;
Tara Klein
40:56
Tara Klein from United Neighborhood Houses here to support! tklein@unhny.org
Nicole Porter
41:10
Thanks, Laura for the bill numbers.
Donna Robinson
42:38
<3<3<3 My champion, Carmen DeLaRosa
Donna Robinson
44:32
Atrocious and inhumane. Pass these bills now. Our loved ones were not sentenced to death. That sentence says life yet they are dying exponentially
Luz Marquez Benbow
44:43
Gracias Assemblymember De La Rosa for all your leadership and voz. Siempre pa lante!
Donna Robinson
46:36
We want and need you back home. All of you are missed and loved
Luz Marquez Benbow
47:23
yessss NYSCASA!!!
Laura Whitehorn
48:03
Gratitude to Luz and Crys for speaking out against the tide, but for justice.
Stephanie Porto
48:14
Heartbreaking - we are ultimately depriving our own culture of healed individuals who can teach us so much. These reformed people have the experience and empathy that will feed our culture with healing justice. We are hamstringing ourselves, to keep these members of our society away from us, we cut off a healing life-force that we all need.
Luz Marquez Benbow
48:34
Indeed Stephanie
Jeff Siegel
48:58
Well said, Stephanie
Luz Marquez Benbow
48:59
we cut off the right to heal for both survivors, the harmdoer and our communities
Donna Robinson
49:25
Incarceration is not healing the pain of our torture but addressing the root of our suffering
Luz Marquez Benbow
49:38
Thanks Chrys
Noel Casey
50:03
thank you all for sharing your stories. your perspectives are invaluable to our collective healing and progress on these issues! i applaud you - Noel Casey, RAPP Community Organizer
Donna Robinson
51:03
Thank you Chrys for what you do it is appreciated
Donna Robinson
52:47
Department of Corruptions is not correcting anything
Yuh-LineNiou
54:36
HI CARL! We love Carl…
Tunisia Morrison
54:37
AMEN
Laura Whitehorn
56:03
#ParoleJusticeNY - welcome to the People’s Campaign for Parole Justice
Rachel Herzog
56:31
We are the Crime Victims Treatment Center - cvtcnyc.org
Luz Marquez Benbow
56:39
resources for healing and TJ culturally specific approaches
JuliaSalazar
57:14
Sorry for joining late, thank you all for organizing this launch
Laura Whitehorn
57:18
Thank you, Luz and Rachel and Chrys. You give us leadership on how healing is at the heart of justice
Donna Robinson
57:52
We haven’t been able to visit our loved ones either; further breakdown of the family structure
Nicole Porter
59:23
It is great. Hopefully the voices of those currently inside can be included when the bills are heard in committee.
Shütah Legacie
01:00:06
yes,
Donna Robinson
01:00:09
Yes, Nicole Porter, that would be impactful
Luz Marquez Benbow
01:00:59
indeed bring humanity back and the work of SurviveandPunished is incredible
Laura Whitehorn
01:01:26
Survived and Punished is one of the 250+ groups supporting this platform.
Luz Marquez Benbow
01:02:23
Breathe Sis Chenequa we are here with you and will pray and support the release
Donna Robinson
01:02:54
Free Ron Now, #FreeThemAll
Laura Whitehorn
01:02:55
We love you, Chenequa. We’re pulling with you.
Alana Stephens
01:03:09
🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
safiya bandele
01:03:11
Thank you Laura Whitehorne & Rapp ... missing Farid
Griffin O'Shea
01:04:06
Sending prayers Chenequa. Thank you for sharing your pain with us and for all your incredible work
Donna Robinson
01:04:24
RAPP will always honor Farid Mujahid and his principals
Stephanie Porto
01:04:28
It is obvious. It is very obvious and try to KNOW in your heart that when he has not been granted - this is wrong.
Shütah Legacie
01:04:49
Yes, Donna, I haven't seen my husband in over a year & he can barely get to the phone & he just got hit at the board after his max time has expired & completed all necessary programs, some he has done twice! He has lost multiple family members & this is just breaking him & I feel so helpless when talking to him
Stephanie Porto
01:04:54
We honor you big time.
Jolene Russ
01:04:55
3rd parole appearance!!! We pray for the Rodgers family! being denied over and over is trauma over and over for both people in prisons and their families!
Shütah Legacie
01:04:59
hey chennequa
Luz Marquez Benbow
01:05:18
and we stand in solidarity with you Chenequa and FreeRon
Donna Robinson
01:06:33
Shutah, my heat is breaking because there are so many like your husBOND that need to be home. I am praying with you queen stay strong for him
Donna Robinson
01:07:48
Free Bryon Russ, love Jolene
Donna Robinson
01:09:34
There are Kings and Queens being held hostage in NYS and they are being left to die. THIS IS WRONG ON SO MANY LEVELS
Wayles Browne
01:09:41
Is the Assembly and Senate leadership willing to bring the bills up for a vote?
Luz Marquez Benbow
01:10:35
Indeed Senator Salazar this makes logical and human sense. Thank you for your leadership
Shütah Legacie
01:10:44
it's devastating!!Thank you, I pray for all of our loved ones!
Donna Robinson
01:12:12
Agreed it’s not the legacy NYS should want to leave for the future generations. Stop the generational curse
Shütah Legacie
01:13:51
Brad Holyman, I agree; I have been off parole since 2013 & still can not get the oppurtunities, I'm qualified for, so I'm definitely fighting harder for my husband & other relatives still suffering
Donna Robinson
01:14:18
COVID-19 was the beginning of the end for our incarcerated loved ones and now B-117 will put the nail in the coffins of so many more
Stanley Bellamy (Green Haven Correctional Facility)
01:15:17
Who dat?
Laura Whitehorn
01:15:23
In the past hour the number of groups supporting this platform has risen above 260. If your organization has not yet signed the letter of support for Elder Parole and Fair & Timely Parole, you still can: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd_YJJ9g4eLMSMSl02ddrogM8URReO6-0sRaLcPTsFj7sr9fA/viewform
Stanley Bellamy (Green Haven Correctional Facility)
01:15:37
Thank you, Senator!
Jared Chausow
01:15:55
Thank you Senator Bailey!
Laura Whitehorn
01:15:56
Scroll down past the text of the letter to fill out the form for organizational sign-on. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd_YJJ9g4eLMSMSl02ddrogM8URReO6-0sRaLcPTsFj7sr9fA/viewform
Donna Robinson
01:16:00
Thank you Jamaal now get Brian Benjamin to get on board and we will sing your praises
Alana Stephens
01:16:06
go Dave George! Associate Director of RAPP Campaign
Alana Stephens
01:16:54
👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
Jamaal T. Bailey
01:17:00
Shout out to Jose Saldana- my constituent as well- charge it to my head and not my heart, Jose.
Donna Robinson
01:17:01
Under dangerous conditions they were chained to their stations bottling Clean Up hand sanitizer that they could not use
Jolene Russ
01:18:42
people in prisons are not commodities... they were essential staff during the height of pandemic continuing production of licenses plates, making sanitizer, masks, and the same coffins they feared every day being put in. that’s cruel and unusual!
Stanley Bellamy (Green Haven Correctional Facility)
01:18:54
Thank you. - Stanley Bellamy, Corona native and constituent of Assembly Member Cruz
Luz Marquez Benbow
01:19:02
that's right Assembly Catalina Cruz many of these folks are themselves survivors of child trauma and do not belong in any punitive system
Grace Patterson
01:19:02
Proud to be in your district. Thank you AM Cruz
Donna Robinson
01:19:09
Not to mention digging their own graves, Jolene
Luz Marquez Benbow
01:20:28
yesssss, Assemblywoman Amanda Septimo we are all accountable to why some of us cause harm
Alana Stephens
01:20:32
absolutely inhumane. They make hand sanitizer that they can’t use, meanwhile COs walk around without masks and they grossly limit masks to our loved ones that THEY (the COs) are infecting.
clare grady
01:20:51
thank you Amanda,
Donna Robinson
01:20:54
So eloquently stated Assemblywoman Amanda ,
chrys ballerano
01:21:11
Thank you Assemblyperson Septimo for speaking truth!
clare grady
01:21:17
this must be said, that the state accept responsibility for the reality that lead to
Judith Clark
01:21:22
I am excited to be part of this launch, honored to be witness to the words of my brothers and sisters inside.And Hour Children fully supports these efforts.
clare grady
01:21:25
people not having options
Luz Marquez Benbow
01:21:27
yes, break the cycles of harm and for some prevent the cycles of harm. When families are destroyed this too leads to more violence
Pedal Miranda (they/them)
01:21:27
black and brown survival has been criminalized in this country since colonial contact!
clare grady
01:21:46
yes, Pidal thank you
Stanley Bellamy (Green Haven Correctional Facility)
01:23:35
Yaaasssss Ms. Nawanna! #FreeCurtis!
Linda Rosenthal
01:24:52
Unfortunately I have a meeting at 1, so I have to jump. Next time!
Tracie Adams
01:26:19
I apologize, need to leave for another zoom. Thank you
Donna Robinson
01:26:29
Yaaas, Nawanna and Deanna are a force to be reckoned with; just as You, Queen Latrice your advocacy for your community is tireless. not to mention your ability to see a monkey’s behind
Yuh-LineNiou
01:26:50
Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou here, thank you all for hosting! I’m scheduled for another call but wanted to give you all of my support. Thank you all for being vulnerable and sharing your experiences. Echoing Chrys and Luz…I’m also a survivor. I’m proud to stand with you.
Stanley Bellamy (Green Haven Correctional Facility)
01:26:59
We need Elder Parole and Fair and Timely Parole. #ParoleJusticeNY
Naomi Jaffe
01:27:13
This is Naomi, bringing solidarity from Capital Area Against Mass Incarceration, I am also a family member of a loved one 76 years old and in his 40th year of a Death By Incarceration sentence, 75 to life. Aging in prison is grim any time, it is torture during covid time. These bills, as incarcerated speakers & family members said, are a breath of life for us.
Laura Whitehorn
01:27:18
These comments from elected officials show why #ParoleJusticeNY is at the heart of dismantling the racist punishment system. Passing these bills will open so many possibilities and go so far to restoring public health and healing.
Luz Marquez Benbow
01:28:40
absolutely this is an intersectional issue for many BIPOC and other marginalized communities
Nathalia Fernandez
01:28:43
I have to leave at 1pm, but I am incredibly proud and honored to be in the fight with everyone. We need to live in a society that believes in humanity and second chances. I look forward to winning this fight together.
Jolene Russ
01:28:44
what was the outcome of the public housing reentry pilot plan?? it was publicized but never followed up on... Albany housing authority and Schenectady were participants...
Donna Robinson
01:28:56
Not to mention saving the state of NY revenue for holding our loved ones hostage at an astronomical amount that could be used better to stop mass incarceration
Luz Marquez Benbow
01:31:12
message from the Capital Region- Naomi Jaffe:This is Naomi, bringing solidarity from Capital Area Against Mass Incarceration, I am also a family member of a loved one 76 years old and in his 40th year of a Death By Incarceration sentence, 75 to life. Aging in prison is grim any time, it is torture during covid time. These bills, as incarcerated speakers & family members said, are a breath of life for us.
Jolene Russ
01:32:33
YESSSS!!!!
Pedal Miranda (they/them)
01:32:49
<3
Donna Robinson
01:33:03
<3<3<3
Stanley Bellamy (Green Haven Correctional Facility)
01:33:08
You’re muted
Jolene Russ
01:33:10
Jury Duty is a necessary and IMPORTANT part of the justice system... thank you for uplifting that!!!
Alana Stephens
01:33:11
I am terrified that my brother with get COVID a second time. He went completely untreated and overlook the first time he got sick in April. The first time and last time he was tested was in September, even though someone in his area recently was diagnosed and taken to a hospital. What’s the point of randomly testing officers if you don’t even test people when you KNOW they were exposed?
Luz Marquez Benbow
01:33:16
thank you Assemblywoman Chantal and as a Harlemnite myself thank you for your vulnerability and leadership
Stanley Bellamy (Green Haven Correctional Facility)
01:34:25
That’s right!
Donna Robinson
01:34:32
They give them a rubber stamp of hopelessness, it breaks down the human soirit
Alana Stephens
01:34:35
correct!!!
Elmer Flores
01:34:51
100% we need #ParoleJustice now!
John Costner
01:34:54
three parole boards in a row they deny my brother for that exact same reason recently on his fourth parole board they granted him released however because of the covid restrictions his dorm is on quarantine and they will not release him even though it's past the date that they told us they would release him
Donna Robinson
01:35:08
Alana we are all feeling the same angst
Luz Marquez Benbow
01:35:51
yesssss, we demand that all have a right to transformative transformation
Alana Stephens
01:36:04
I know it! 💙 Donna
Donna Robinson
01:37:01
WOW, John, that is insane. To be released but still in captivity. The officers go in and out why can’t they be released
Donna Robinson
01:37:45
Gov. Cuomo is guilty of murder
YuLing Koh Hsu
01:38:31
have to jump off but thank you for this, forward together
Laura Whitehorn
01:39:14
Thank you for being here YuLing, and for being one of the public health fighters who are part of the People’s Campaign for Parole Justice!
Assembly Member Chantel Jackson
01:40:12
I have to jump off but trust I’m stuck in this fight with you all. I didn’t come to play!!
Laura Whitehorn
01:40:28
#ParoleJusticeNY
Cameron Rasmussen
01:40:35
This is the year for #ParoleJustice!
Laura Whitehorn
01:40:36
Thank you TeAna!
Jada Shannon
01:40:37
Thank you all