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NAN and advocates gather in support of more parole board releases and voting rights for people on parole, in advance of State Senate Republican parole hearings

Oct 01, 2018


 Advocates Rally to Call Out Senate Republican Leadership’s Racist Political

Agenda, Interference in Independent Parole Board Decisions and Peoples’

Right to Vote

WHEN: Monday, October 1st, 11:00 AM


WHERE: LCA Pressroom, Legislative Office Building, Rm. 130, Albany, NY. View

live-stream of press conference on Twitter by following @RAPPcampaign.


WHO: Release Aging People in Prison/RAPP Campaign, New York State Coalition

Against Sexual Assault, Parole Preparation Project, Brooklyn Defender Services, The

National Action Network, Formerly Incarcerated People, Family Members & Concerned

New Yorkers


WHAT: Advocates will gather in advance of NYS Senate Republican hearing on the

Parole Board’s conduct and the Governor’s restoration of voting rights to more than

24,000 people on parole.


Advocates will stand in support of voting rights for all people and increases in Parole

Board release rates despite strong opposition from some Republican Senators. Advocates

will also call out the racist political tactics of many Senate Republicans attempting to

fearmonger about currently and formerly incarcerated people in an era of declining crime

for political purposes before the November elections. They will also stand with

representatives of victims and survivors of crime to make clear that mass incarceration

does not support healing, safety or justice for crime survivors and victims.