Free educational Webinar invite! Topic: Ending Mass Incarceration and Uniting families
Join WashingtonCAN on 12/6 and 12/9 to learn about a tool that could help your loved one get resentenced and released early in Washington State!
My name is Rashell and I’m the Lead Organizer with Washington Community Action Network (WashingtonCAN), a grassroots organization with 44,000 members that advocates for mass liberation and an end to mass incarceration, through lobbying, advocacy, and grassroots organizing.
We know thousands of Washington families struggle dealing with the impacts of mass incarceration. This damages our communities. We work to rebalance justice so that all of us, black brown, and white, can live under a functional and fair justice system.
In 2020 WashingtonCAN led the fight to pass a new law, SB 6164, and created a tool to help families get their loved ones out of jail or prison sooner. The bill gives an opportunity to our incarcerated loved ones to return home early!
That’s why we’re hosting a virtual event Advance Justice: Help Your Loved One Get Out Sooner on December 6th from noon -1 PM, and December 9th from 6-7 PM. This event is an opportunity to learn about how to use the new law to help loved ones get resentenced and released early from prison and jail. In these sessions, WashingtonCAN will show people how to request their county’s Prosecuting Attorney's office to petition the court to reduce a loved ones’ sentences. WashingtonCAN will also discuss the importance of local organizing in making SB 6164 work for more communities across counties in WA.
The event will take place over Zoom, and will happen twice to accommodate for different availability and schedules. It will be a short, informational event that gives people a real opportunity to reunify their families faster. Get excited to learn from speakers who worked to make this a possibility and fought to pass SB 6164 in 2020!
Can you join us and spread the word to your members? Here is the Event Page on our website, and the Event Page on Facebook. I have also attached some posters that are easy to send around. The deadline to register for one of the sessions is December 4th, and this is the registration link: https://forms.gle/a8z5T1B6h79QABPr5
Thanks, see you soon!
Rashell Lisowski (She/ Her)
Washington Community Action Network