Category Archives for "Call To Action"

Mar 23

2017 Bail Reform Fight in Maryland

The fight for Bail Reform in Maryland is coming down to the wire towards the end of the 2017 General Assembly. With new things happening everyday, its important that we give you accurate/updated information. Check back to this post daily to get updates on bail reform.   Countdown Until the end of the 2017 MD […]

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Mar 13

4 Things You Can Do to Support Bail Reform in Maryland

Over the past couple of weeks, our bail reform effort has become tremendously controversial. Our bill, HB 1390 / SB 880 has been heard both in the Maryland House and the Senate. There is a rival bill that has emerged – HB 1215 / SB 983 – which is a bill essentially written by the bail bonds […]

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Feb 24

CALL TO ACTION: Support Bail Reform in Maryland!

We have been working diligently on bail reform in MD. Before we launch into the general update about where we are in Annapolis we want to remind you of what is at stake and why bail reform is necessary for Maryland. There is a fundamental contradiction in the criminal justice system: The accused are innocent […]

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Feb 04

Why White-Led Advocacy Groups Shouldn’t Negotiate on Black Freedom

Members of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle have often stressed the importance of having those most directly impacted lead legislative efforts on the issues which impact their lives. This is especially important in the context of bail reform. Black communities are disproportionately represented in the ranks of people detained not for being found guilty of […]

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