Our phone zaps are working; we’re successfully getting a real estate developer to cut its lease with the private prison company that runs the Elizabeth Detention Center.
But too many of our political leaders are still failing to step up, even as a New Jersey jail is being investigated for abusing an immigrant detained there by ICE; as Black Lives Matter protestors facing criminal charges and prison time; and as medical care and COVID testing for incarcerated people are dangerously lacking. This moment highlights the many ways that cages of all kinds are a public health threat. People can’t heal, recuperate, or avoid infection in jails, prisons, and immigrant detention centers. No one is free unless we are all free. And no one will be released unless we demand everyone be released!
On Friday August 28th, we are organizing another #FreeThemAll phonezap to call on officials to demand the release of our family, friends, and community members from detention in New Jersey & New York.
We’ll gather on a Zoom video call on Friday from 12 to 1:30pm to give a brief introduction and instructions, and then make calls simultaneously from our phones, and share experiences & feedback in the chatbox. RSVP here to get an invitation link to the Zoom call: https://actionnetwork.org/events/freethemall-new-york-new-jersey-phonezap-0904
Date & Time
September 4th, 2020