We can live in a world where people of color aren’t lost to gun violence and incarceration by ensuring that sheriffs, prosecutors, police chiefs, mayors, city council members and county commissioners are held accountable as allies, not obstacles, to reform.
ALL ROADS TO ENDING MASS CRIMINALIZATION RUN THROUGH CITIES AND COUNTIES.
As the largest faith-based network in the country, a prophetic voice is needed at the federation, state and national level, calling out the evil of white supremacy!
Make no mistake, what is happening in Charlottesville is coming to a town near you! The KKK is rising again in numbers and visibility. Are we prepared to resist, protest, protect and heal?
The same people who went to prison in disproportionate numbers for selling marijuana are on the verge of being cut out of California’s multibillion-dollar legal marijuana industry – and, without help, could even become victims of it.
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