March 31, 1-3PM; On Campus Activism for Democracy: Raise the Age

 

Call In for Raise the Age Bill 
Friday, March 31
1-3pm
Room 102, 65 West 11th Street

Raise the Age bill would raise the age of criminal responsibility from 16 to 18 years of age, meaning thousands of teenagers, most of them black, will no longer be treated as adult criminals when convicted of offenses. This is a serious voting rights issues, as those convicted of crimes are never allowed to vote, even after release from prison. Given the disproportionate number of black men receiving prison sentences this existing age (16) limits these young men’s ability to participate in the democratic process for life, and is both a criminal and racial justice issue. On April 1st, policymakers will decide on the bill. Please join us to activate our policymakers to do the right thing!

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