PRESS RELEASE: Advocates Rally at State Capitol As NY Senate Holds Hearing on End Predatory Court Fees Act
At the rally, legislators and advocates demanded an end to the state’s dangerous reliance on court fees, a regressive revenue source that traps millions of low-income residents in a vicious cycle of debt and punishment.
ADVISORY: Advocates & Lawmakers to Rally Today at State Capitol Prior to Senate Hearing on End Predatory Court Fees Act
Ahead of a Senate hearing on the End Predatory Court Fees Act, directly impacted advocates, state lawmakers, and other key stakeholders will hold a press conference and rally calling for passage of this critical legislation.
U.S. Representative Carolyn Maloney pens op-ed in the New York Daily News calling for the passage of the End Predatory Court Fees Act.
PRESS RELEASE: State Lawmakers & U.S. Rep. Jerry Nadler Rally With Advocates at Press Conference Calling for Passage of End Predatory Court Fees Act
At a press conference and rally this morning, House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler joined state lawmakers and directly impacted advocates calling for passage of the End Predatory Court Fees Act.
The No Price on Justice Campaign will be hosting a rally in Foley Square on Sept. 20th 2021 at 11AM.
On September 20th at 11AM No Price on Justice will be hosting a live rally in Foley Square. Join us.
No Price on Justice advocates, lawmakers mounting last-minute effort to pass legislation that would eliminate court fines and fees that disproportionately impact minority and low-income New Yorkers.
No Price on Justice presents a summary of the research on New York’s reliance on predatory fines and fees and why we must end this dangerous source of revenue that criminalizes poverty and encourages policing-for-profit.
Join the No Price on Justice Campaign for a tax day rally to demand an end to taxation by citation and an end to New York’s predatory fines and fees.
Peggy Herrera, an advocate for the No Price on Justice campaign, recounts her son’s terrifying encounters with police and the lasting financial and emotional impacts of predatory fees.
See the latest press, photo and video highlights from the No Price on Justice campaign’s rally to end predatory court fees. Speakers include Senator Salazar, Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou, Comptroller Scott Stringer and more
On April 14th at 10AM, the No Price on Justice campaign will be hosting a rally to demand an end to New York’s predatory court fees.
FFJC’S Katie Adamides brings the heat in this New York Daily News op-ed on the dangerous effects of New York’s predatory court fees.
WCNY radio’s Berth Fertig interviews Katie Schaffer, Director of Organizing and Advocacy at the Center for Community Alternatives, and Robin DelPiore, member of the Center for Community Alternatives and mother of an incarcerated New Yorker, to learn more about the...
Fines and Fees Justice Center Advisory Board Member, Alexes Harris, and New York State Director, Katie Adamides discuss how fines and fees have become a "toxic revenue source" throughout New York state. Harris notes ending predatory court fines and fees such as the...
AP News covered the No Price on Justice Campaign Launch which introduced new legislation to end predatory fines and court fees in New York. The bill would also vacate civil judgments lodged against someone only because they couldn’t afford court fees and...
On September 29th, elected officials and advocates from the No Price on Justice coalition held a digital press conference to announce the introduction of the End Predatory Court Fees Act. The legislation proposed would eliminate court fees, mandatory minimum fines,...
Some New York State Senate Democrats want Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration to halt collection of various fees and fines during the novel coronavirus pandemic. It’s the right idea. Collection of at least some of those debts need to be delayed during an...
Sixty state legislators signed a letter sent to Gov. Cuomo on Friday, urging him to take seven (7) steps, using his expanded executive authority, to prevent poverty-based police-civilian interactions and incarceration, and to provide relief from widespread financial...
The property tax cap creates perverse incentives for criminalizing low-income people of color and turning the police into revenue generators. It’s wrong to create a criminal record for those who can’t afford to buy back their driver’s licenses. Read the full op-ed by...
NYLS Report: New York Has Severe Racial Disparities in Traffic Enforcement and Driver’s License Suspensions
A new report released today by the Racial Justice Project at New York Law School found that New Yorkers of color are disproportionately stopped, ticketed, arrested, charged, and convicted for traffic violations and driving on a suspended license. Read more here.
“What we’ve seen in our research is that the mechanisms vary, depending on the region,” says Joanna Weiss, co-director of the Fines and Fees Justice Center. “But they have one thing in common: They use the justice system to wring revenue out of the poorest Americans —...