[act-ma] 4/26 Jobs Not Jails Rally

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Sun Apr 20 16:30:08 PDT 2014

  $2 billion for JOBS, not JAILS! <http://jobsnotjails.org/jnj/>

Statewide Rally Sat. Apr. 26th  1 PM  Boston Common

  * Ending mandatory minimum drug sentences;
  * Diversion of low-level drug offenders to treatment even before trial;
  * Eliminating counter-productive "collateral sanctions" such as an
    automatic driver's license suspension for drug offenses, and high
    fees for probation, parole, court costs, and telephone charges;
  * Reforming the systems of parole and probation;
  * Bail reform;
  * Restoring educational programs including vocational education as
    well as college-level courses in prisons and jails;

Many of these proposals are on the table in Massachusetts, and 
grassroots organizations are working to win each of these vital reforms. 
Together, we are building the infrastructure to engage thousands of 
people in a campaign to stop $2 billion of prison construction, and 
re-direct those funds into creating good jobs for people in low-income, 
high-crime neighborhoods.


CALL  EPOCA (508) 410-7676, or STEVE at EXPRISONERS.ORG or



Endorse Jobs NOT Jails and the April 26th Rally -- find out how you can 
help build the movement HERE <http://tinyurl.com/JNJendorse>!


  Participating Organizations <http://jobsnotjails.org/jnj/?page_id=110>

Action for Regional Equity

ACT UP Boston

AIDS Project Worcester

American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts

American Friends Service Committee

Arise for Social Justice, Springfield

Arlington Street Church (Boston)- Social Action Committee

10-Point Coalition

Bangladesh Workers Solidarity Network

Black and Pink


Boston Feminist Liberation

Boston Living Center

Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights

Boston Public Health Commission

Boston Taxi Drivers Association

Boston Workers' Alliance

Brockton Interfaith Community

Carpenters Local 107

Carpenters Local 108

Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Children's League of Massachusetts

Cleghorn Neighborhood Center, Fitchburg

Coalition for Effective Public Safety

Coalition for Social Justice, Fall River and New Bedford

Coalition to Fund our Communities

Committee of Friends and Relatives of Prisoners

Committee for Public Counsel Services

Community Labor United

Congregation Dorshei Tzedek

Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries

Criminal Justice Policy Coalition

Dismas House

Dorchester People for Peace

Ending Mass Incarceration Together

EPOCA (Ex-prisoners and Prisoners Organizing for Community Advancment)

The Fact She3t

Families for Justice as Healing

Families Against Mandatory Minimums

First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Northborough

Fitchburg Minority Coalition

Friends Meeting at Cambridge

Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD)

Grove Hall Neighborhood Development Corporation

Hampshire Franklin Central Labor Council

Harvard Divinity School Prison Education Project

Harvard Law -- Prison Assistance Legal Project

Hispanic Black Gay Coalition

Lesley College -- PAWS

Lucy Stone Cooperative

Lynn Youth Street Outreach Advocacy (LYSOA)

Massachusetts Communities Action Network

Massachusetts CURE

Mass Incarceration Working Group of the First Parish Unitarian 
Universalist of Arlington

Massachusetts Jobs With Justice

Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR)

Massachusetts Women's Justice Network

Men of Color Health Awareness (MOCHA), Springfield

Mission and Social Justice Committee of First Church in Cambridge, UCC

Moishe Kavod House

Mothers for Justice and Equality

Multicultural Wellness Center

NAACP Youth Council, Boston Chapter

National Association of Social Workers, Massachusetts Chapter

National Lawyers' Guild

Neighbor to Neighbor, Holyoke Chapter

Occupy Quincy

Occupy Winchester

Old Cambridge Baptist Church

Pioneer Valley Project

Prison Policy Initiative

Progressive Massachusetts

Prisoners' Legal Services

Real Cost of Prisons Project

Roxbury Defenders

Roxbury Youth Works

SEIU  Local 509

SEIU Local 888

St. John Missionary Baptist Church

St. Vincent de Paul Society

Social Action Ministry of First Parish Lexington

SPAN, Inc.

Spontaneous Celebrations -- Beantown Society

Straight Ahead Ministries

Survivors, Inc.

Teen Empowerment

Teens Leading the Way

Three Pyramids, Inc./The Minority Coalition

Timothy Baptist Church

Toastmasters Prison Volunteers

Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry

Unitarian Universalist Church of Wakefield Transformative Justice and 
Violence Prevention Ministry

United Church of Christ, Innocence Commission Task Force

United for a Fair Economy

United for Justice and Peace

USW Local 8751

Women's International League for Peace & Freedom

Worcester Branch, NAACP

Worcester Community Labor Coalition

Worcester Homeless Action Committee

Worcester Unemployment Action Group

Worcester Youth Center

Youth Against Mass Incarceration

Youth Jobs Coalition

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