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Apr 2
Apr 2

#CLOSErikers Campaign Holds Major Rally to Demand City Move Forward Immediately with Clear Plans to Close Rikers Island

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 24, 2017 CONTACT: Emily NaPier, Dir. of Public Affairs 315.243.5135 | emily@justleadershipusa.org   #CLOSErikers Campaign Holds Major Rally to Demand City Move Forward Immediately with Clear Plans to Close Rikers Island  One year after public launch of Campaign, and weeks after Mayor Bill de Blasio announces his support to […]

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Apr 1
Apr 1

Statement From Glenn E. Martin, JustLeadershipUSA And gabriel sayegh, Katal Center For Health, Equity, And Justice On Release of Report From The Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform

STATEMENT FROM GLENN E. MARTIN, JUSTLEADERSHIPUSA and GABRIEL SAYEGH, KATAL CENTER FOR HEALTH, EQUITY, AND JUSTICE ON RELEASE OF REPORT FROM THE INDEPENDENT COMMISSION ON NEW YORK CITY CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND INCARCERATION REFORM Sunday, April 2, 2017 (New York, NY) – Glenn E. Martin, President and Founder of JustLeadershipUSA, and gabriel sayegh, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of the […]

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Mar 3
Mar 3

#CLOSErikers Campaign Applauds Mayor de Blasio For Joining The Movement

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emily NaPier, Dir. of Public Affairs, emily@justleadershipusa.org or 315.243.5135 #CLOSErikers CAMPAIGN APPLAUDS MAYOR de BLASIO FOR JOINING THE MOVEMENT Following Relentless Advocacy from the #CLOSErikers Campaign, City Hall Joins the Effort to #CLOSErikers and Begin Building Communities NEW YORK, NY, March 31, 2017 – Today, a year after the […]

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Mar 0
Mar 0

STATEMENT FROM GLENN E. MARTIN, JUSTLEADERSHIPUSA and GABRIEL SAYEGH, KATAL CENTER FOR HEALTH, EQUITY, AND JUSTICE ON MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO’S ANNOUNCEMENT TO CLOSE RIKERS

STATEMENT FROM GLENN E. MARTIN, JUSTLEADERSHIPUSA and GABRIEL SAYEGH, KATAL CENTER FOR HEALTH, EQUITY, AND JUSTICE ON MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO’S ANNOUNCEMENT TO CLOSE RIKERS Friday, March 31, 2017 (New York, NY) – Glenn E. Martin, President and Founder of JustLeadershipUSA, and gabriel sayegh, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of the Katal Center for Health, Equity, […]

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Statement From Glenn E. Martin, JustLeadershipUSA And gabriel sayegh, Katal Center For Health, Equity, And Justice On Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Announcement Of Reentry Services For People In New York City Jails

STATEMENT FROM GLENN E. MARTIN, JUSTLEADERSHIPUSA and GABRIEL SAYEGH, KATAL CENTER FOR HEALTH, EQUITY, AND JUSTICE ON MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO’S ANNOUNCEMENT OF REENTRY SERVICES FOR PEOPLE IN NEW YORK CITY JAILS Wednesday, March 29, 2017 (New York, NY) – Glenn E. Martin, President and founder of JustLeadershipUSA, and gabriel sayegh, Co-founder and Co-Executive Director […]

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#CLOSErikers Rally at City Hall – April 24, 2017

Mayor de Blasio has committed to shuttering the Rikers Island jails for good, and the Lippman Commission’s final report recommended closure, as well as concrete policy reforms to reduce incarceration in New York city and state. Join the #CLOSErikers campaign, back on the steps of City Hall, as we celebrate this historic moment, and double down on our efforts to #CLOSErikers and #buildCOMMUNITIES!

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Mar 0
Mar 0

Statement from Glenn E. Martin, JustLeadershipUSA and gabriel sayegh, Katal Center For Health, Equity, and Justice On Mayor Bill De Blasio’s Announcement of the Reduction in New York City’s Jail Population

Glenn E. Martin, President and founder of JustLeadershipUSA, and gabriel sayegh, Co-founder and Co-Executive Director of the Katal Center for Health, Equity, and Justice are leaders in the #CLOSErikers campaign. They issued the following statements in response to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement that the New York City jail population has declined dramatically since he took office.

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#CLOSErikers Group To Protest De Blasio At Fundraiser In Florida

NY group joins Florida criminal justice reform advocates to protest mass incarceration and the need to close poor functioning jails.

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Feb 0
Feb 0

VIDEO: #CLOSErikers NOW Mayor de Blasio!

“Mayor Bill de Blasio has repeatedly failed to confront a human rights atrocity right in his own backyard. To live up to his own progressive values of justice, fairness, and equality, he must take action and close Rikers now,” said Glenn E. Martin, President and founder of JustLeadershipUSA. “New York City’s reputation as a sanctuary […]

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