#EndMoneyBail — #FreeBlackMamas & #FreeBlackDads (read on to learn how)

(A compilation of website info, words from the movement & my commentary)

Did you know….

Everyday an average of 700,000 people are condemned to cages and separated from their families simply because they cannot afford to pay bail. Since 1980 the number of incarcerated women has grown by 700%. Black women and Trans women are especially vulnerable to incarcerated. Black women are twice as likely as their white counterparts to be jailed. One in five transgender women have spent time in prison or jail and one in three of them reported being sexually assaulted while there.

Eight in ten incarcerated women are mothers and nearly half are in local jails, locked in cages for crimes they have not been convicted of. Most of the women in jail are accused of minor drug and ‘quality of life’ offenses and are languishing in cells simply because they cannot afford to pay bail.

In addition to the over $9 billion wasted to incarcerate people who have been convicted of no crime, pre-trial incarceration has catastrophic impacts on families and communities. Even a few days in jail can ruin a woman’s life. She may lose her job, her family may lose their housing and some even lose their children.

What we can do…

We can buy their freedom and push against mass criminalization and modern bondage!

In the tradition of our enslaved Black ancestors, who used their collective resources to purchase each other’s freedom before slavery was abolished, until we abolish bail and mass incarceration, we’re gonna free ourselves.

It is going to take our collective effort to give as many Black mamas their freedom this Mother’s Day, as possible. Now more than ever, we must support our people and dismantle this system that destroys our humanity and breaks up our families.”

From the www.Nomoremoneybail.org website

Here’s more on why this imperative is important — https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/05/money-bail/484034/

The system is unjust for the poor — http://www.justicepolicy.org/news/10585

You can help address this issue by getting involved in a new bailout movement, and then looking at what is going on regarding this new way to make money on the backs of the poor.

Help spread the word with the tools below — it’s just that simple — and so very necessary. Share this with your networks and begin to put pressure on the DOJ and city/state justice systems to end this

process.

Hashtags

#FreeBlackMamas

#EndMoneyBail

Sample Twitter Posts

This year, give the gift of freedom for Mother’s Day Nomoremoneybail.org #EndMoneyBail #FreeBlackMamas

Help bring mama’s home for Mother’s Day Nomoremoneybail.org #EndMoneyBail #FreeBlackMamas

80% of women in jails are mothers. Help us reunite them with their families this Mother’s Day Nomoremoneybail.org #EndMoneyBail #FreeBlackMamas

Join the fight to #EndMoneyBail this Mother’s Day Nomoremoneybail.org #EndMoneyBail #FreeBlackMamas

Our ancestors organized to buy each other’s freedom. We can too. Nomoremoneybail.org #EndMoneyBail #FreeBlackMamas

Money Keeps them in but LOVE will bring them home Nomoremoneybail.org #EndMoneyBail #FreeBlackMamas

More than 40% of Trans women are sexually assaulted in jail Nomoremoneybail.org #EndMoneyBail #FreeBlackMamas

Sample Facebook Posts

Help us reunite families for Mother’s Day. Everyday an average of 700,000 people are condemned to cages and separated from their families simply because they can not afford to pay bail. Join the National Mamas Bail Out Day and help bring them home.

Nomoremoneybail.org #EndMoneyBail #FreeBlackMamas

Since 1980 the number of incarcerated women has grown by 700%. Eighty percent of women in jails are mothers. Join the National Mamas Bail Out Day and help bring them home.

Nomoremoneybail.org #EndMoneyBail #FreeBlackMamas

Money kept them in but LOVE brought them home. Historically, Black communities have come together to do whatever it takes to secure our loved ones’ freedom. In that spirit, organizations are coming together across the country to free our mama’s from the trap of money bail.

#EndMoneyBail #FreeBlackMamas Nomoremoneybail.org

Mamas Bail Out Day is for all mamas and all of our families. We are specifically freeing the most vulnerable women, black trans women, for Mother’s day. 1 in 5 transgender women have spent time in prison or jail and 40% are sexually assaulted while there. Help bring them home for Mother’s Day.

Nomoremoneybail.org #EndMoneyBail #FreeBlackMamas

Graphic Shareables and Templates

Link to general shareable graphic: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_czcz7XEsNPX1UzVlliY211elU/view?usp=sharing

Link to general shareable graphic:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_czcz7XEsNPM1lYaXFGc1ZRSVE/view?usp=sharing

Sharable graphic with stats:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_czcz7XEsNPYkdyUWhGM25kdkZsTnpXZl91MnMtZm9OQldB/view?usp=sharing

Shareable graphic with stats:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_czcz7XEsNPRTNpT1hJZDd0bHY1QjFrYTFHYVpfa25CZWtR/view?usp=sharing

Help spread the word and the movement!

Sever ties 2 #politicians to end #prison4profit https://t.co/MR0uU1qfFR

Too many of America’s politicians and the AG are connected to incarcerating its citizens and using laws to break our financial backs. We must work together to end #EndMoneyBail. Follow the money and hold the political money changers accountable. Attorney General Sessions is on a mission to “ make America Safe (again), by creating War On Drugs 2.0. We know what this failed policy has done to our land — and we are still paying for it.

Do something!

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