On May 17th at 11AM, advocates, elected officials and people impacted by New York’s predatory court fees will gather in front of the Adam Clayton Powell Jr., State Office Building to demand an end to taxation by citation and an end to New York’s predatory fines and 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 must find equitable ways to fund government.
Will you be there?
RSVP here to let us know you’ll be standing with No Price on Justice on Monday, May 17th.
Senator Julia Salazar (Sponsor of End Predatory Court Fees Act)
Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou (Sponsor of End Predatory Court Fees Act)
more coming soon…
Date: Monday, May 17th
Time: 11 AM
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