The March for Justice is an undertaking by the Alliance of Families for Justice–NY (AFJ-NY) to bring to the attention of the New York State Legislative body, Governor, and the general public, human rights abuses in New York State prisons and jails. Below are some of the prominent key issues the March will address:
Raise the Age of Criminal Responsibility
Family Visitation to Prisons
Meaningful reform of the use of solitary confinement
Close Attica and eliminate human rights abuse in prisons and jails
Meaningful reform of parole
Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act (DVSJA) Campaign
The March will start in New York on Saturday, August 26, 2017, and culminate in a major press conference and rally in Albany on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 -- the anniversary of the 1971 Attica uprising and massacre*. A core team of marchers will complete the entire route joined daily by others who want to contribute their efforts to this March as a demonstration of support for the cause. Read the March for Justice Executive Summary.
Join organizing meetings. Email us for the time of meetings at firstname.lastname@example.org. Download proposed route and times of march (PDF). The route is being worked out still and we would love to hear from you if you want to host an event and/or marchers at your organization during the march; please contact us to discuss this at email@example.com.