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#CLOSErikers Rally at City Hall – April 24, 2017

The #CLOSErikers campaign was formally launched on the steps of City Hall in April 2016. A year later, we have grown in power and numbers. Our demands remain the same. Join the #CLOSErikers campaign back on the steps of City Hall to demand that Mayor Bill de Blasio #CLOSErikers and #buildCOMMUNITIES NOW!

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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 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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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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The #CLOSErikers Campaign stands with Councilmember Danny Dromm Against COBA Attacks

We thought after the embarrassing departure of the Correction Officers Benevolent Association’s (COBA) previous president they would stop the union’s bully-style tactics. Unfortunately, we were wrong.

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FOX5: Protesters call for closing Rikers Island

NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) – Cries to close Rikers Island are growing. The songs of freedom turned into a full on assault of the notorious jail Sunday outside Gracie Mansion. Leaders demanded Mayor Bill de Blasio close the notorious jail marked by violence and corruption.

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#CLOSErikers Advocates And Partners To Speak At Manhattan Lippman Commission Meeting To Urge For Shut Down of Rikers Island

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  December 5, 2016 Contact: Thomas Meara | email: tmeara@kivvit.com | phone: (718) 309-3506  **MEDIA ADVISORY FOR TODAY** #CLOSERIKERS ADVOCATES AND PARTNERS TO SPEAK AT MANHATTAN LIPPMAN COMMISSION MEETING TO URGE FOR SHUT DOWN OF RIKERS ISLAND ADVOCATES SAY MEETING IS OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE VOICES HEARD AND PUSH TO CLOSE RIKERS ISLAND AND REIMAGINE THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE […]

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Prior To Lippman Commission Hearing, #CLOSErikers Hosts Vigil Outside Gracie Mansion With Faith And Community Leaders To Urge Mayor To Close Rikers Island Jail Complex

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 4, 2016 Contact: Thomas Meara | email: tmeara@kivvit.com | phone: (718) 309-3506     PRIOR TO LIPPMAN COMMISSION HEARING, #CLOSERIKERS HOSTS VIGIL OUTSIDE GRACIE MANSION WITH FAITH AND COMMUNITY LEADERS TO URGE MAYOR TO CLOSE RIKERS ISLAND JAIL COMPLEX Manhattan, New York – On Sunday, December 4, advocacy group #CLOSErikers hosted […]

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