On Monday, September 20th at 11AM, criminal justice reform advocates, state and federal lawmakers and people impacted by New York’s predatory court fees will gather in Foley Square to speak out in support of New York’s bill to end predatory court fees.
Why we are taking action:
When governments use predatory fines and fees to raise money, the result is a hidden, disproportionate tax on those who can least afford it. This system of taxation-by-citation encourages policing for profit, extracts wealth from people living in poverty, and exposes Black and brown New Yorkers to more encounters with police.
New York state can no longer be allowed to systematically extract money from the state’s most vulnerable communities to fund local governments and courts. We need change now.
New York State Senator Julia Salazar (Sponsor of End Predatory Court Fees Act)
Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou (Sponsor of End Predatory Court Fees Act)
Congressman Jerry Nadler
The Office of Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez
The Office of U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer
more coming soon…
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 11 AM
Location: Foley Square
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