Jessica Daly wrote -
You know us as a pair of cousins in possession of similar rakish charm, highbrow tastes, and gawky physicality. For some time now we have been working on a new project together: becoming ATHLETES!
You may also know that we really geek out over social justice. On May 20, 2017 we are running the Brooklyn Half Marathon and we are using this opportunity to raise funds for The Equal Justice Initiative, a non-profit based in Montgomery, AL. Please see below for more information about the extremely important work being done at EJI.
We would be forever grateful if you are able to contribute! Every dollar will keep us motivated to continue our 13.1 mile slog through the wilds of Brooklyn.
Thanks in advance,
Fran and Jessica
The Equal Justice Initiative is a private, nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners who have been denied fair and just treatment in the legal system. They litigate on behalf of condemned prisoners, juvenile offenders, people wrongly convicted or charged with violent crimes, poor people denied effective representation, and others whose trials are marked by racial bias or prosecutorial misconduct. EJI works with communities that have been marginalized by poverty and discouraged by unequal treatment.
The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.