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Greet the arrival of the members of the March for Justice which began in New York City and walked all the way to Albany to demand human rights of people in prison, justice and an end to abusive prison conditions! Join us for speakers and a rally with community members from across NYS:

Wednesday, September 13th, 5:00 p.m.
West Capitol Park, Corner of State and S. Swan at the Capitol in Albany

The March for Justice is an undertaking by the Alliance of Families for Justice–NY (AFJ-NY) to bring to the attention of the New York State Legislative body, Governor, and the general public, human rights abuses in New York State prisons and jails. Some of the prominent key issues the March will address include:

Raise the Age of Criminal Responsibility
Family Visitation to Prisons
Meaningful reform of the use of solitary confinement
Close Attica and eliminate human rights abuse in prisons and jails
Meaningful reform of parole
Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act (DVSJA) Campaign

The March started in New York on Saturday, August 26, 2017, and will culminate in a major press conference and rally in Albany at West Capitol Park on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 — the anniversary of the 1971 Attica uprising and massacre*.

March for Justice is initiated and led by Alliance of Families for Justice. Endorsers include: Albany Democratic Socialists of America, Albany Showing Up for Racial Justice, Albany Social Justice Center, Capital Area Against Mass Incarceration, Capital District Socialist Party, Center for Law and Justice, Citizen Action of New York, IWW Upstate New York, Jewish Voice for Peace-Albany Chapter, John Brown Lives!, NY Civil Liberties Union-Capital District Chapter, Old Chatham Friends Meeting, Parole Justice Albany, Solidarity Committee of the Capital District, Soul Fire Farm, Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany, Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady, Upper Hudson Peace Action


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