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Unite for Parole Reform and Prison Justice

 

by Karima Amin

In less than a month, “Lobby Day” will be here. On Wednesday, May 10, Prisoners Are People Too. Inc. will go to Albany to raise our voices and to stand up for justice. We will join with several statewide initiatives, challenging mass-incarceration and the abuse that impacts incarcerated people and their families and communities. More than 50 organizations and campaigns will come together on that day to speak truth to power for those who are often voiceless.

In preparation for “Lobby Day,” more information and legislative trainings will be provided within the next two weeks in New York City and Albany. Buffalo will get that information and training at the next regular meeting of Prisoners Are People Too, on Monday, April 24, at the Rafi Greene CAO Masten Resource Center, 1423 Fillmore Avenue @Glenwood, Buffalo, NY 14211, 7:00-9:00pm.

A team from the New York State Prisoner Justice Network will be present to provide the information that we need to make our trip to Albany a success.

“Together we will be demanding a more humane parole system. The day will include a rally and speak-out, a march through the Capitol, and legislative advocacy with your elected officials. We will unite to demand that Governor Cuomo and the State Legislature bring our friends and family members home and abolish the state-sanctioned violence and oppression that has plagued New York for far too long.” (PJNY)

Whether you are traveling by bus with us or driving to Albany, you must RSVP. Please advise me of your intentions by e-mail or phone by May 3.
 
For more information, contact Karima, karima@prp2.org, 716-834-8438 or BaBa, 716-491-5319 or g.babaeng@yahoo.com.

“God has not called us to see through each other, but to see each other through.” (Anonymous)

Karima Amin is a longtime Buffalo Activist, Educator, and Storyteller as well as founder and director of Prisoners Are People Too (PRP2).

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