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—
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
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.