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Today, we acknowledge Movement for Black Lives – M4BL (@Mvmnt4BlkLives) and their work in crafting The Breathe Act. When passed, The Breathe Act will be the most comprehensive federal policy for Black people since the Civil Rights Act.
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Advocates & organizers across the country have been successful at getting “ban the box” legislation passed in 36 states & over 150 cities & counties. Full “ban the box” legislation will help people with felony convictions the ability to obtain employment & have successful reentry
Cash bail is one of the many ways that Black people are further criminalized for being poor and pushed deeper into poverty. The system drains from people who already have few financial resources BECAUSE of the impacts of systemic racism. It is unfair and criminal itself.
In this country, law enforcement and incarceration are used far too often to solve problems that it should not be meant to solve. Not only should we invest more money in community programs and services, we must also limit the use of law enforcement to create safe communities
The water crisis in Flint is still ongoing. And, it's just one of the many climate-related crises that our communities have endured in just the last twenty years. Unusually high winds, heavy rains, flooding, and hurricanes are all signs of the global climate crisis.
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