We’d like to first thank every one of you who have been diligently willing to participate even on such short notice. This progress could not have been made without you.
We’ve been informed of a Public Protection and Judiciary Committee (PP&J) meeting 5:15 PM, Jan 27th at the City County Building.
We’re close to making a difference, but we need your testimony. We need to continue to apply pressure. So, The Young Gifted and Black Coalition will be holding a rally and action to stand against State Violence, in solidarity with Ferguson, New York, and Black Lives lost everywhere
Continuing to push against money going into jails:
We will gather at 4:30 PM at the City County Building 210 M.L. King, Jr. Blvd. for a short rally before making our way into the PP&J committee meeting to speak in support of funding our community instead of the jail. We understand that the committee will be debating a resolution regarding what to do with the proposed $8 million, and we will speak in support of the items in the resolution that put money towards black-led community initiatives.
In Dane county we experience state violence in the form of mass incarceration. Our movement takes to the streets to end state violence against all black lives—Women, queer, trans folks, men, homeless folks, children, those in the prison industrial complex, undocumented folks, and folks with disabilities…All BLACK LIVES!
We continue to push for our demands
1) The $8 Million proposed for the jail study be taken off the table, and given to resources and initiatives led by the Black community.
2) The immediate release of Black people incarcerated for crimes of poverty. Make a plan to get 350 Black people out of jail, and keep them out. This would end the disproportionate incarceration of Black people- and stop the need for renovations due to overcrowding
3) End solitary confinement. No one should be put in solitary confinement.
“It is our duty to fight for our freedom, it is our duty to win, we must love and protect one another, we have nothing to loose but our chains.” -Assata Shakur
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