[L] Katal member Virginia Rodriguez and her daughters hold up signs while participating in our #FreeThemNowCT protest in front of Governor Lamont's mansion. [R] Directly impacted people and advocates rally in the NY Capitol demanding passage of #LessIsMoreNY during our Day of Action in February 2020.
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Below are some actions YOU can take TODAY to make your voice be heard in the effort to get people free and save lives amid the pandemic.
We must hold elected officials like NY Governor Cuomo and CT Governor Lamont accountable - they cannot simultaneously express opposition to racism through performative social media posting and public claims of support for the Black community, while at the same time leaving people -- the majority of whom are Black and brown -- to die in jails and prisons from the COVID-19 pandemic.
As we protest systemic racism and demand transformation, let us also demand that governors and mayors release people from prisons and jails in the face of COVID-19.
If you live in CT or NY, use our action tools linked below to email and tweet CT Governor Lamont, NY Governor Cuomo and state legislators to demand they take immediate action NOW. It's easy and takes just a few minutes to make an impact! We must tell them: #DefendBlackLives #FreeThemNOW
Connecticut residents, take action here.
New York residents, take action here.