Who: TIFA, Texas Voices for Reason and Justice, TX CURE, friends, families, and YOU
What: Texas Families for Justice Rally
When: Friday, Nov. 7th at 1:00PM
Where: South steps of Texas Capitol
Why: This rally will bring those directly affected by the criminal justice system out of the shadows, and allow their voices to be heard. It will allow the opportunity to stand in solidarity with families and communities throughout Texas in saying that incarceration impacts everyone. With this recognition of the impact on our families and communities, criminal justice policies can be created that truly support families, reduce barriers to reentry, and ensure the well-being of all Texans–even those behind the walls.
Did you know that the rock-stone to build the Capitol was mined by incarcerated people, and the furniture inside the building was made by incarcerated people? We have a lot of work to do to create more just policies for currently and formerly incarcerated people, and we hope that you will come out to the Texas Families for Justice Rally on Friday, November 7th to add your voice to the call for criminal justice reform.
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Inmate families rally for criminal justice reform
The Texas Inmate Families Association, Texas CURE, and Texas Voices are holding a rally at the state capitol on Friday afternoon. A friend asked me to pass the word along to Grits readers, so here you go:
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