WJP stands with all who are rising up in defense of Black lives and against the violence, death, racism, gender oppression, and economic injustice that white supremacy has inflicted in this country for centuries.

We mourn and honor the Black women, men and gender non-conforming people who have been killed by state-sanctioned violence. We recognize that this same racism and violence drives this country’s dehumanizing system of mass incarceration and the rampant abuse experienced by people behind the walls.

Take Action by:


♥  Following and supporting the The Movement for Black Lives

♥  Following and supporting the African American Policy Forum’s #SayHerName Campaign

♥  Following and supporting the New York Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement (#HALTsolitary) in their efforts to pass the HALT Solitary Confinement Act (S1263/A2500)

♥  Following and supporting efforts led by the Release Aging People in Prison (RAPP) Campaign to pass Elder Parole (S2144/A9040) and Fair & Timely Parole (S497A/A4346A)

♥  Following and supporting the Justice for Women COVID-19 Task Force

#BlackLivesMatter #SayHerName #DefundPolice #DefendBlackLives #GeorgeFloyd #BreonnaTaylor #AhmaudArbery #TonyMcDade #SandraBland #CuomoLetThemGo #WeFightForHer #EndMassIncarceration

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