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Ending Pretextual Stops is an Important Step toward Racial Justice
As election season ends, newly minted and re-elected prosecutors are tasked…
Dec 18, 2020
Vera Calls on President-Elect Biden to Prioritize Immigration and Criminal Justice Policies in First 100 Days
The 2020 election was not just about selecting our next U.S. president. Justice…
Dec 16, 2020
Mi Abogado De Inmigración Financiado Públicamente Me Dio Esperanza Cuando Sufrí Miedo Y Desesperación
Después del terror traumático de ser separada de su hijo al ser detenida en la…
Dec 15, 2020
My Publicly Funded Immigration Lawyer Gave Me Hope When I Faced Fear and Despair
After the traumatic terror of being separated from her son after being detained…
Dec 15, 2020
States Should Prioritize Incarcerated People for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
Incarcerated people are no less valuable than the staff of America’s jails and…
Dec 03, 2020
Leaders Must Act Now to Reduce COVID-19 Behind Bars
We can combat COVID-19 in state and federal prisons, local jails, and immigrant…
Nov 24, 2020
America is Ready to Reinstate Pell Grants for Students in Prison
This country is ready for college in prison.
Nov 20, 2020

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Government Leaders Must Meet Voters’ Demands for Justice with Meaningful Change
Black voters played a pivotal role in this election, which President-elect…
Nov 19, 2020
The Tipping Point for Universal Representation for Immigrants
With attacks on the safety and dignity of immigrant communities ramping up…
Oct 29, 2020
I Didn’t Care about Voting until My Incarceration Showed Me How Much it Matters
Growing up, politics wasn’t at the top of the list of things I was interested…
Oct 28, 2020
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