A Just Transition: Investing in the Jobs NYC Needs

By |2021-06-07T13:19:20+00:00June 7th, 2021|Resources|

This tipsheet outlines ways to reframe conversations about aligning NYC's budget - and jobs connected to it - with our values, drawing on the work advocates and communities are doing to realize that shift.

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#DeflateDOC: New York City Department of Correction by the Numbers

By |2021-05-17T21:32:00+00:00May 17th, 2021|Resources|

This brief report outlines why the Mayor and City Council must act immediately to cut DOC's inflated budget, for the safety of people in their custody, and for the good of our communities.

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Freedom Agenda Issue Briefs

By |2021-01-06T15:06:09+00:00January 6th, 2021|Resources|

This set of Issue Briefs offers a deeper dive into the current state of New York City jails, and the plans to close them.

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Crucial Questions from Formerly Incarcerated People for 2021 Candidates

By |2020-11-30T14:58:33+00:00November 30th, 2020|Resources|

This infographic walks voters through crucial questions, posed by formerly incarcerated people, that 2021 candidates must answer about their commitment to closing the Rikers Island jails and addressing conditions of confinement for anyone detained in New York City.

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Freedom Agenda Testimony, NYC Council Hearing on Housing & Re-Entry, 10/21/20

By |2020-10-26T13:10:00+00:00October 26th, 2020|Resources|

Written Testimony to the NYC Council Joint Hearing on Housing and Re-Entry (Committees on the Justice System, the Committee on Criminal Justice, the Committee on General Welfare, the Committee on Public Housing, and the Committee on Housing and Buildings). Submitted by Freedom Agenda October 21, 2020

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Build Communities Platform 2.0

By |2020-09-21T12:41:23+00:00September 21st, 2020|Resources|

Developed while our staff were at JLUSA. We will continue to advocate for these investments, to make our city one that lives our values of equity and justice by acknowledging the vast resources that decades of mass incarceration have extracted from Black, Brown, and poor communities, and starting today to address that legacy by investing in all of the things we know work to create true safety.

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Rikers Public Memory Project

By |2020-09-18T13:16:59+00:00September 18th, 2020|Resources|

This project is a community-based, participatory initiative through which our collective stories about the impact of Rikers are activated to envision a more just NYC.

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