Join Us in the Final Push for Criminal Justice Reform
September 21, 2017
Happy Jewish New Year to our Jewish brothers and sisters!
After three years of organizing around criminal justice reform, thank God, the fruits of our labors are finally being rewarded. Because we organized together, our legislators have made criminal justice reform a priority for this fall. Yet, we know that reform will only pass if we keep the pressure on.
The bill co-sponsors have asked for the help of ECCO and MCAN to meet with 100 state reps this Fall, to let them know this is an important priority for voters. We have accepted the challenge, and need your help to make it happen.
What You Can Do
- Attend a legislative meeting – we are organizing a slew of meetings every Wednesday and Thursday at the State House for the next two months. If you are willing to go to one or more meetings, reply to this email.
- Call your State Senator and State Rep and tell them what you most want included in this landmark moment of reform. To find your legislators, click here: https://malegislature.gov/Search/FindMyLegislator
To learn more about the issue, see below for MCAN’s Statement on the Justice Reinvestment Act and juvenile justice reform.
Rev. Annie Belmer, Zion Baptist Church and ECCO
Steve O’Neill, MCAN Jobs Not Jails Coordinator