JOIN US FOR A JUNETEENTH STATEWIDE PROTEST TO #FREEnewyork. On June 19th, at jails and courthouses across the state, we will lift up the voices of directly impacted people and call out urgent injustice: Mass pretrial incarceration. Guilty until proven innocent. A price on our freedom. With Juneteenth actions in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, NYC, the Hudson Valley, and Long Island, we will shift the landscape in New York State and win real change. The time is now.
In Poughkeepsie, join us at the 236 Main Street (office of Dutchess County District Attorney Bill Grady)at 5:30 PM. From there we will march to Poughkeepsie City Court. With music, performance, and the power of collective voice, we will:
- Demand accountability from Governor Cuomo and NYS’s elected leaders.
- Demand emancipation from a racist and discriminatory pretrial system.
- Demand complete overhaul of bail, discovery and speedy trial laws.
- Date: June 19th, 2018
- Time: 5:30 PM
- Location: 236 Main Street, Poughkeepsie
June 19th, also known as Juneteenth or Freedom Day, commemorates the abolition of slavery. But as directly impacted communities know, we are not yet free.