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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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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

#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 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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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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Jan 1
Jan 1

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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#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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