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Where’s the Next Eddie Ellis? Criminal Justice Reform Needs A

By Michael Lambert Between 1890 and 1920, after the passing of the 13th Amendment, African American Reformers, including social workers, journalists, educators and politicians, founded the Progressive Movement, based on the belief that great change was needed to protect everyday people.  Injustices that impacted African Americans included racism, segregation, political disenfranchisement, lack of access to quality health care, […]readmore

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Coalition Campaigns to End Prison-Based Gerrymandering

Senator Eric T. Schneiderman and Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries joined forces with a statewide coalition today to announce a new organizing campaign plan to end prison-based gerrymandering in New York State before the 2010 Census. The coalition’s goal is to organize across the state to pass Senator Schneiderman’s bill that would require New York State to […]readmore