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ICYMI: The MomsRising community continued to raise our voices for justice and economic security for families hurt by the COVID-19 crisis this week. Check out these three important items that you loved, shared or might have missed for the week ending Aug. 7, 2020. 

BLOG: Mitch better have my money!!!

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his cronies in the White House just released their plan for the next COVID-relief bill. And no surprise here -- it's corporations first, families and our economy last.

SIGN OUR PETITION NOW: Tell Congress to reject Mitch McConnell's corporations-first plan and replace it with a families and workers-first COVID relief package!

INSTAGRAM: #FreeTheFamilies

Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf has the legal authority now to shut down Berks County Family Detention Center, one of three immigrant family detention centers in the U.S.⠀

Text "NoBerks" to 747464 and we'll connect you directly to Gov. Wolf's office to tell him to shut down Berks County Family Detention Center immediately.


NEWSROOM: Michigan Court Reverses a Disgraceful Miscarriage of Justice

Statement of Beatriz Beckford, senior campaign director for youth justice at MomsRising, on the Michigan Court of Appeals emergency order Friday to #FreeGrace, a 15-year-old who had been detained in a juvenile facility for failing to do her schoolwork.

“Prison is no place for a kid. The Michigan Court of Appeals acted wisely and with common sense and compassion on Friday by ordering the immediate release of ‘Grace’ from a youth prison. It was a cruel, terribly harsh miscarriage of justice to imprison a teen with special needs for missing homework assignments and a painful example of the over-criminalization of Black youth in this country."


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