*** IMPORTANT UPDATE ***
DECARCERATE PA’s PEOPLE’S HEARING POSTPONED TO FEB. 12
The People’s Hearing was postponed due to severe weather. The People’s Hearing on Prison Expansion is rescheduled for 1:00 pm on Wednesday, February 12th. This is the date of the Appropriations Hearing for the Department of Corrections, who, according to Corbett’s budget proposal, will receive an additional $78 million in the 2014-2015 budget. It is the first time that Pennsylvania has ever spent over $2 billion on the DOC budget with state funds. This will be a great time for us to come to Harrisburg with our own message that PA should build communities, not prisons. Pennsylvania is currently embarking on the second-largest construction project in state history by building two new prisons in Montgomery County.
If your organization is currently not listed as a cosponsor and would like to join, please let us know ASAP.
The Hearing will still be in the Rotunda at the Capitol Building in Harrisburg, and buses will be leaving at 10amsharp from the Youth United for Change offices at 1910 N. Front Street (Berks Station on Broad Street Line).
If you registered for the free buses to the People’s Hearing, please let us know if you can still make it on February 12th by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (267) 217-3372.
If you have not registered for buses, please do so at the link below as soon as possible:
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The People’s Hearing is cosponsored by lots of incredible organizations, including:
Philadelphia Student Union, Youth United for Change, The Center for Returning Citizens, Juntos, Boat People SOS, Youth Art & Self-Empowerment Project, ACT-UP, Haverford College: Rethink Incarceration Group, University Community Collaborative of Philadelphia at Temple University, Up Against the Law Legal Collective, Prison Health News, Philly Independent Media Center, National Lawyers Guild- Philadelphia Chapter, National Lawyers Guild-Temple Chapter, Philly Survivor Support Collective, ExitUs Reentry, Global Women’s Strike, Payday Men’s Network, Every Mother is a Working Mother Network, the AIDS Policy Project, the Human Rights Coalition, the CHARLES Foundation, DreamActivist PA, 1LoveMovement, Reconstruction Inc., Books through Bars, the Teacher Action Group, the Point Breeze Organizing Committee, the NAACP-Pennsylvania Chapter, Artists for Recovery, Fight for Philly, Aids Policy Project, and Art for Justice.