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.
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.
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.
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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."