We hope to see you at our next committee meeting on Monday. Please join us to discuss our DA endorsement process, hear a presentation from ReformLAJails, discuss what went down at the National Convention, start our prison penpal writing through Black and Pink, and much more. We need volunteers to facilitate, take notes and keep stack. Your help will be hugely appreciated.
NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING
Monday, August 19, 7pm
Cafe Mak (table in the back)
612 Shatto Pl.
Koreatown, CA 90005
DISTRICT ATTORNEY ENDORSEMENT CHECKLIST
On Thursday, we teamed up with the Electoral Politics committee to host a meet & greet with Franklin Bynum of DSA-Houston, a prison abolitionist and recently elected Judge for Harris County. He gave us valuable insight into the power of judges and district attorneys to upend the criminal legal system from the inside. He has generously offered to assist us in shaping our endorsement process and other strategies.
As we discussed in the last meeting, we plan devote the last 15-20 minutes of our meeting time to writing to penpals through Black and Pink, an organization that helps incarcerated queer and trans folks connect with penpals on the outside. If you have not yet chosen a penpal, the process is quick. Here are the sign-up instructions. We will provide paper, pens, envelopes and stamps for those who want to mail physical letters. E-mail is also an option. If you would like to choose an incarcerated penpal through another organization, that is fine too.
- County votes to cancel $1.7B contract to replace Men’s Central Jail
- DENVER’S CITY COUNCIL, LED BY DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST, STUNS FOR-PROFIT PRISON OPERATORS BY NUKING CONTRACTS
See you Monday!
Miguel and Jordan,
"It's time for a jailbreak of the imagination
in order to make the impossible possible."
- August 19, 2019 at 7pm to 9pm
612 Shatto Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90005
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