Free The People WNY is a coalition of organizers and organizations—including the formerly incarcerated, directly affected people, activists, and attorneys—that envisions a world free from the violence and death of mass incarceration. We act together to dismantle a justice system built on white supremacy and oppression, one that dehumanizes people, and we work to create in its place anti-racist systems, with the values of collective liberation and true justice at their core.
The Free the People state working group unites organizers, advocates, and activists working on state-level campaigns that promote basic human dignity and ensure equity and harm reduction for our communities. The cohort uplifts decarceration through a racial justice lens and works across issue areas—housing, the carceral system, climate, and more—with awareness the fight for anti-racist systems is intersectional.
FTP WNY State Working Group 2022 Issues Platform
- Clean Slate
- People’s Campaign for Parole Justice (Fair & Timely Parole; Elder Parole)
- New York for All
- Community Not Cages
- Access to Representation Act (immigration)
- End Predatory Court Fees Act
- Good Cause Eviction
- Housing Access Voucher Program (HAVP)
- Daniel’s Law