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Organized by: Taina Vargas-Edmond

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Our Voice are Being Heard!
September 04, 2017

On Friday, Sept. 1, about 250 community members showed up to CDCR's Prop 57 public comment hearing in Sacramento. About 100 people gave comment, See More

THE STORY:

My name is Taina and I have been in the struggle to end mass incarceration for several years now. My husband, Richard, was arrested in 2011 and I realized what an unjust system we exist in and began to organize for change.

What I have learned is that we will never get free unless we are empowering people inside prison and their families to advocate for their own collective liberation. We must develop policies that will reduce the prison population, support our loved ones when they come home, and be based in the principle that no human being is disposable. We all deserve to be invested in, and investment in people ultimately is what keeps communities safe.

This is why we created Initiate Justice -- an organization made up of incarcerated people and their families organizing to pass California state ballot initiatives focused on divestment from punitive systems and investment in people, communities, and restorative means of reducing harm.

Our first campaign will be to support Prop 57 (to help keep youth out of the adult system and help adults earn time off their sentences) and then we will begin drafting our own ballot measures for future elections. Along the way we will build a strong membership of people inside and outside of prison walls to lead this work every step of the way.

We are new and we are starting from the bottom up so we need support! Please donate to support the following areas:

- Flyer printing

- Web site development

- Legal assistance

- Stipends for prisoners organizing inside

People impacted by incarceration are not the problem -- We are the solution! Please donate today. Thank you!

$6,260

 

83% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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  • Mel

    $28

  • Zaineb Mohammed

    $100

  • Katharina Harlow

    $50

  • Patricia Thran

    $28

  • C Crockett

    $25

  • Jocelyn Wong

    $63

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Avriel Epps

     

  • Colette

    $28

  • Gina Clayton

    $25

  • Jessica Nifield

    $50

  • Emily Harris

    $25

  • Sidney & Rachel Campbell

    $100

  • Aamir Nooruddin

     

  • Lauren Hargin

     

  • Carol Hargin

    $250

  • Rachel & Sidney Campbell

    $150

  • Georgia Valentine

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Lauren Hargin

    $150

  • Margaret Laffan

    $25

  • Kelsey M.

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Marissa Gutierrez

     

  • Danielle Nicole Motley

    $25

  • Natalia Vargas

    $25

  • Lily Mandlin

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Civil Rights Coalition for Jail Reform - Monterey County

    $100

  • Sylvia Shih

    $100

  • Vanessa Robinson

    $15

  • Sidney & Rachel Campbell

    $100

  • Hannah McFaull

    $25

  • azadeh zohrabi

    $50

  • Mad

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Tash nguyen

    $50

  • Chantal

    $75

  • Auntie Lauren

     

  • Nana Hargin

     

  • The Loza family

    $100

  • Alexander and Glenn Valliant

    $100

  • Daryl & Debbie

    $200

  • Nicky Lindquist

    $25

  • Gary Karnes

    $50

  • Carolyn Rollberg

    $50

  • Michelle Giles

     

  • William Jacobs, Jr

    $100

  • Norma

     

  • Christine Leisher

    $20

  • Bill Epling

    $50

  • Sidney & Rachel Campbell

    $250

  • Leslie Castroalcina

    $50

  • Patricia

    $25

  • Gabriela tellez

    $100

  • Genevieve Avila Ramos

     

  • Kimberly Robinson

    $25

  • William Jacobs, Jr.

    $50

  • Leslie Castro-Alcina

    $100

  • Tracey

    $25

  • Rachel Dearborn

    $25

  • Vanessa Reid

    $25

  • Tammy A-C

    $100

  • Jason Pfeifle

    $25

  • Susan Holthaus

     

  • Mark & Fina Dempsey

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Alexander and Glenn Valliant

    $100

  • Sidney & Rachel Campbell

    $150

  • Anabelle Sade Oliva

     

  • Deb

    $10

  • Mark

    $10

  • Daryl & Debbie

    $300

  • Liz F

    $50

  • Villalobos/Peraza

     

  • Angela Nieto

    $25

  • Denise ferrere

    $100

  • William Jacobs, Jr.

    $100

  • Jackie

    $25

  • Debbie V

    $25

  • Angela G Nieto

    $25

  • Angela Nieto

    $25

  • John Berry

    $100

  • Darryl Roach

     

  • Katharina Harlow

     

  • Angela Nieto

    $10

  • Anna Escobar

    $100

  • Howard Scherr

    $20

  • Angela Henderson

    $25

  • Courtney Hanson

    $20

  • Mrs.Taylor

     

  • Starla Rollins

    $25

  • Laura K

    $100

  • Sidney & Rachel Campbell

    $258

  • Lauren

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Hannah Ramirez

    $10

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Taina Vargas-Edmond

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Donor Comments

Hannah Ramirez

Hannah Ramirez

DONATION: $10

3 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

6 months ago

Lauren

Lauren

DONATION: $50

Especially for Taina and Richard 6 months ago

Sidney & Rachel Campbell

Sidney & Rachel Campbell

DONATION: $258

We miss you both soooooo much! 6 months ago

Laura K

Laura K

DONATION: $100

6 months ago

Starla Rollins

Starla Rollins

DONATION: $25

7 months ago

Mrs.Taylor

Mrs.Taylor

7 months ago

Courtney Hanson

Courtney Hanson

DONATION: $20

Till freedom 7 months ago

Angela Henderson

Angela Henderson

DONATION: $25

7 months ago

Howard Scherr

Howard Scherr

DONATION: $20

7 months ago

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