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Glenn E. Martin, Founder of JustLeadershipUSA and Leader of the #CLOSErikers Campaign, Is Dumbfounded Over Mayor De Blasio’s Appointment Of Cynthia Brann As The City’s Next Corrections Commissioner

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 3, 2017 CONTACT: Tom Ochs (202) 309-0331| tom@justleadershipusa.org GLENN E. MARTIN, FOUNDER OF JUSTLEADERSHIPUSA AND LEADER OF THE #CLOSERIKERS CAMPAIGN, IS DUMBFOUNDED OVER MAYOR DE BLASIO’S APPOINTMENT OF CYNTHIA BRANN AS THE CITY’S NEXT CORRECTIONS COMMISSIONER October 3, 2017 — Today, Glenn E. Martin, Founder and President of JustLeadershipUSA […]

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#CLOSErikers Campaign Stages Protest at Rikers Island Calling it a Confederate Monument

Members and supporters of the #CLOSErikers campaign gathered at the Rikers Island sign this morning calling the jail complex a confederate monument and demanding that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio move up his timeline for shutting down the penal colony. The action comes on the heels of the Mayor’s announcement that the City will conduct a 90-day review of all symbols of hate on City property in the wake of the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, VA earlier this month.

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#CLOSErikers Campaign Confronts Mayor at Park Slope YMCA to Demand a Stronger Plan and Shorter Timeline for Shuttering the Jail Complex

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30, 2017 CONTACT: Emily NaPier, Dir. of Public Affairs 315.243.5135 | emily@justleadershipusa.org   #CLOSErikers Campaign Confronts Mayor at Park Slope YMCA to Demand a Stronger Plan and Shorter Timeline for Shuttering the Jail Complex One week after the release of the “Roadmap to Closing Rikers Island,” dozens gather to show […]

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STATEMENT FROM LEADERS OF THE #CLOSErikers CAMPAIGN ON MAYOR BILL de BLASIO’S ROADMAP TO CLOSING RIKERS ISLAND

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 22, 2017 CONTACT: Emily NaPier, Dir. of Public Affairs 315.243.5135 | emily@justleadershipusa.org   STATEMENT FROM LEADERS OF THE #CLOSErikers CAMPAIGN ON MAYOR BILL de BLASIO’S ROADMAP TO CLOSING RIKERS ISLAND (New York, NY) – Leaders of the #CLOSErikers Campaign issued the following statements in response to today’s announcement from New […]

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#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
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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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#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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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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