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GPOAC endorses the National Prison Strike

posted Aug 22, 2018, 10:52 PM by Green Party of Allegheny County   [ updated Aug 23, 2018, 12:29 AM ]
The Green Party of Allegheny County endorses the National Prison Strike that started on August 21st, 2018, and will be running into early September, and has signed on in solidarity to the list of demands. The list of demands from strikers is available here: http://sawarimi.org/national-prison-strike which also includes more information on how to support the strike and donate.

The national Green Party platform strongly agrees with prison strike demands. Among other reforms, the Green platform calls for humane and sanitary prison conditions, an end to racist policing and sentencing policy, protection of free speech rights and voting rights of prisoners, and educational materials and programs. Prison slavery must end. Greens also call for an end to the death penalty, an end to private prisons, and a repeal of mandatory sentencing, and an end to the drug war. Specifically, marijuana use must be decriminalized and current prisoners' records expunged of marijuana charges. You can read more at: http://www.gp.org/social_justice_2016.

GPOAC joins the strikers in solidarity and calls on local, state, and federal elected officials to take immediate action on these demands. We call on local Greens to take action to support the prison strike.
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