TPW-NY is excited to partner with @firststepmovie on the NY theatrical release of the film on February 22nd at 5pm. See this complex, urgent story about the fight for progress on #criminaljusticereform and #addiction amidst the country's divides. Visit www.dctvny.org/s/firehousecinema to get tickets.
In a divided America, Van Jones controversially works across party lines on landmark criminal justice reform and a more humane response to the addiction crisis. Attempting to be a bridge builder in a time of extreme polarization takes him deep into the inner workings of a divisive administration, internal debates within both parties, and the lives of frontline activists fighting for their communities.
The Clean Slate NY campaign is fighting for a new law (S211/A1029) that will automatically clear a New Yorker’s conviction record once they become eligible. The civil damage a conviction record can inflict is often wide-ranging and enduring—permanently barring many individuals from basic opportunities like stable jobs, licenses to practice trades, and safe, secure housing. Clean Slate NY is about strengthening our communities by ensuring that New Yorkers are not punished beyond their sentences and can be full and fair participants in economic and civic life.
Click HERE to Join the RAPP Campaign's People's Campaign for Parole Justice on January 18, 2023, an advocacy day to celebrate the incredible achievements of formerly incarcerated people who have returned home to give back to their communities, and to call for passage of the Elder Parole and Fair & Timely Parole bills to ensure all people in prison have meaningful pathways to release. We'll gather in Albany for marches, rallies, legislative meetings, and a press conference. Please join us to support the movement to pass the Elder Parole and Fair & Timely Parole bills in 2023.