Clemency Campaign Postcard Party!

Civic Boston • 23 July 2019
Event date 23 Jul '19 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Event location Lucy Parsons Center • 358 Centre St # A, Jamaica Plain, 02130, MA, United States
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We are in the home stretch of the national clemency campaign's first phase!

Join SURJ Boston's Prison Abolition group at our postcard writing party to bring the final weeks of the campaign in strong!

We will provide postcards for donation (all proceeds benefit Families for Justice as Healing) and stamps

State by state, community members have been mobilizing thousands of people to call on their Governors to release women who:

- are elderly
- have a long-term illness
- are enduring a long bid (more than 10 years)
- are criminalized survivors of violence #SurvivedAndPunished

In MA, we are also going to call on the parole board, who has direct purview over these decisions.

The woman pictured in our cover photo is Tondalo Hall of Oklahoma, incarcerated after being abused by her partner.

Party details:
- 7-9pm
- Lucy Parsons Center, the meeting space is wheelchair accessible but the bathroom is up a short flight of stairs
- kids are totally welcome to write cards and hang out
- bring postcard stamps, snacks, non alcoholic drinks, and friends!

If you want to start sending 2 postcards weekly before our party, info here:

send your TWO postcards:

Governor Charlie Baker's Office of Constituent Services
Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon St.
Office of the Governor
Room 280
Boston, MA 02133

Massachusetts Parole Board
12 Mercer Road
Natick, MA 01760

Sample message: “I urge you to use your clemency power to release women incarcerated in our state who are elderly, criminalized survivors of violence, enduring sentences of more than 10 years, and/or living with long-term or life-threatening illnesses, and all girls incarcerated in juvenile detention centers. Meaningful criminal justice reform must include clemency. #FreeHer.

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4 weeks agoAdd to Calender 2019-07-23 23:00:00 2019-07-23 23:00:00 Clemency Campaign Postcard Party!   We are in the home stretch of the national clemency campaign's first phase! Join SURJ Boston's Prison Abolition group at our postcard writing party to bring the final weeks of the campaign in strong! We will provide postcards for donation (all proceeds benefit Families for Justice as Healing) and stamps State by state, community members have been mobilizing thousands of people to call on their Governors to release women who: - are elderly - have a long-term illness - are enduring a long bid (more than 10 years) - are criminalized survivors of violence #SurvivedAndPunished In MA, we are also going to call on the parole board, who has direct purview over these decisions. The woman pictured in our cover photo is Tondalo Hall of Oklahoma, incarcerated after being abused by her partner. Party details: - 7-9pm - Lucy Parsons Center, the meeting space is wheelchair accessible but the bathroom is up a short flight of stairs - kids are totally welcome to write cards and hang out - bring postcard stamps, snacks, non alcoholic drinks, and friends! If you want to start sending 2 postcards weekly before our party, info here: send your TWO postcards: Governor Charlie Baker's Office of Constituent Services Massachusetts State House 24 Beacon St. Office of the Governor Room 280 Boston, MA 02133 Massachusetts Parole Board 12 Mercer Road Natick, MA 01760 Sample message: “I urge you to use your clemency power to release women incarcerated in our state who are elderly, criminalized survivors of violence, enduring sentences of more than 10 years, and/or living with long-term or life-threatening illnesses, and all girls incarcerated in juvenile detention centers. Meaningful criminal justice reform must include clemency. #FreeHer. Lucy Parsons Center America/New_York public Feminism & Gender Equality Racial Justice #surj #SurvivedAndPunished